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True History of the Kelly Gang This book is a wonder It s interesting that it can be so effective when its artifice is so apparent No one really writes like this No one really uses this bizarre amalgam of heightened vocabulary, slang, and understatement just to read a few pages is proof enough of that The technique is mostly a kind of enjambed, run on sentence style with colorful Australian argot Yet one is completely mesmerized by the book It s pleasures as a narrative are rich and unrelenting My heart pounds and a s This book is a wonder It s interesting that it can be so effective when its artifice is so apparent No one really writes like this No one really uses this bizarre amalgam of heightened vocabulary, slang, and understatement just to read a few pages is proof enough of that The technique is mostly a kind of enjambed, run on sentence style with colorful Australian argot Yet one is completely mesmerized by the book It s pleasures as a narrative are rich and unrelenting My heart pounds and a sympathetic vengeance fills me as I read Ned Kelly s account o If, like me, you don t know anything about Ned Kelly when you start this book, don t be scared off by the first two pages with the killer robot That will all become clear later Really, between the cover design, the killer robot, and the difficult style, I thought I was going to hate this book Halfway through it, I realized I was totally in love with it It was this paragraph that really did it for me We thought you doomed and rooned the minute you walked out past the chook house and Wild deli If, like me, you don t know anything about Ned Kelly when you start this book, don t be scared off by the first two pages with the killer robot That will all become clear later Really, between the cover design, the killer robot, and the difficult style, I thought I was going to hate this book Halfway through it, I realized I was totally in love with it It was this paragraph that really did Well here I am being a bad person again, I try to be good and I really do like to like things but you all are probably by now getting the strong idea that really I like to dislike things, such as Booker Prize winners and movies with Scarlet Johanssssssen in them They call me Mr Grumpy, baby, cause baby, that s my name No, Otis Redding did not sing that song, I did Well I did not make it even to the middle of this Kelly Gang saga and the reasons are disturbing for me, that is, not for you.Pe Well here I am be Description In True History of the Kelly Gang, the legendary Ned Kelly speaks for himself, scribbling his narrative on errant scraps of paper in semiliterate but magically descriptive prose as he flees from the police To his pursuers, Kelly is nothing but a monstrous criminal, a thief and a murderer To his own people, the lowly class of ordinary Australians, the bushranger is a hero, defying the authority of the English to direct their lives Indentured by his bootlegger mother to a famous Description In True History of the Kelly Gang, the legendary Ned Kelly speaks for himself, scribbling his narrative on errant scraps of paper in semiliterate but magically descriptive prose as he flees from the police To his pursuers, Kelly is nothing but a monstrous criminal, a thief and a murderer To his own people, the lowly class of ordinary Australians, the bushranger is a hero, defying the authority of the English to direct their lives Indentured by his bootlegger mother to a famous horse thief who was also her lover , Ned saw his first prison cell at 15 and by the age of 26 had become the most wanted man in the wild colony of Victoria, taking over whole towns and defying the law until he was finall I fell in love with the voice of Ned Kelly I can t make judgement on Ned Kelly, but I loved the character as told over to us by Peter Carey I was simply quite taken When I first started the book I felt that a little punctuation wouldn t be amiss but as the story continued I started to think in that voice, to hear it in my head and roll the sounds of it around in my mouth This is the line where I realized that I loved this book, He were as lazy as the dog that rests its head against the wall I fell in love with the voice of Ned Kelly I can This historical novel set in Australia won the Man Booker Prize in 2001 and truly is a great read despite a slow start The wild west narrative builds steam as the main character, Ned Kelly, and his hardscrabble Irish family deal with the corrupt law enforcement in the Australian bush of the 1870 s As the story follows Ned as a teenager and then into young adulthood, Ned and the Kelly family act on different grievances, the stakes become escalated as they perpetuate numerous crimes Eventually This historical novel set in Australia won the Man Booker Prize in 2001 and truly is a great read despite a slow start The wild west narrative builds steam as the main character, Ned Kelly, and his hardscrabble Irish family deal with the corrupt law enfo I Lost My Own Father At 12 Yr Of Age And Know What It Is To Be Raised On Lies And Silences My Dear Daughter You Are Presently Too Young To Understand A Word I Write But This History Is For You And Will Contain No Single Lie May I Burn In Hell If I Speak False In True History Of The Kelly Gang , The Legendary Ned Kelly Speaks For Himself, Scribbling His Narrative On Errant Scraps Of Paper In Semiliterate But Magically Descriptive Prose As He Flees From The Police To His Pursuers, Kelly Is Nothing But A Monstrous Criminal, A Thief And A Murderer To His Own People, The Lowly Class Of Ordinary Australians, The Bushranger Is A Hero, Defying The Authority Of The English To Direct Their Lives Indentured By His Bootlegger Mother To A Famous Horse Thief Who Was Also Her Lover , Ned Saw His First Prison Cell At 15 And By The Age Of 26 Had Become The Most Wanted Man In The Wild Colony Of Victoria, Taking Over Whole Towns And Defying The Law Until He Was Finally Captured And Hanged Here Is A Classic Outlaw Tale, Made Alive By The Skill Of A Great Novelist This novel won Peter Carey the Booker Prize in 2001, snubbingAtonement, number9dream, Oxygen and Hotel World He remains one of only three Australian authors to have won the award the other two being Thomas Keneally andD.B.C Pierre and the only Australian author to win the Booker twice first time in 1988 for his historical novel Oscar and Lucinda He shares the honor with J.M Coetzee, J.G Farrell and Hilary Mantel.I had little knowledge about Ned Kelly before reading this novel, except fo This novel won Peter Carey the Booker Prize in 2001, snubbingAtonement, number9dream, Oxygen and Hotel World He remains one of only three Australian authors to have won the award the other two being Thomas Keneally andD.B.C Pierre and the only Australian author to win the Booker twice first time in 1988 for his histo This fascinating novel from Man Booker prize winner Peter Carey explores the story of the deadly Kelly Gang from the perspective of one of the Kellys The Kelly gang has an interesting role in Australian history as a band of renegades that were treated like shit by society and forced or not depending on how you view it to take to a life of brigandry to survive They were brutally hunted down by the Aussie government but the hunt took years and cost many lives The book is exciting and very wel This fascinating novel from Man Booker prize winner Peter Carey explores the story of Talk about total immersion Reading this was like being dunked and held under in the inhospitable waters of hardtack bush life in the 19th century, and no, Carey is not letting you up for air The language and style a torrential outpouring of unpunctuated vernacular does take some getting used to, and can be potentially confusing at first and even later but I think it s part of what gives this novel such a strong faculty for transporting the reader to another time and place I were there with Talk about total immersion Reading this was like being dunked and held under in the inhospitable waters of hardtack bush life in the 19th century, and no, Carey is not letting you up for air The language and style a torrential outpouring of unpunctuated vernacular does take some getting used to, and can be potentially confusing at first and even later but I think it s part of what gives this novel such a strong faculty for transporting the reader to another time and place I were there with the b rs in the adjectival hut It ll take a while for it to fade Feisty adventures aside, there are other,complex themes flowing through this novel, notably a running commentary on the veritable caste system between the English and Irish settlers forced destinies and almost obligatory criminality OK, they ll hang you for stealing a saddle, you might as well steal some horses and the ambiguous and binding ties betweeen a mother and son And


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