Now, I came across her short early novel, Boating for Beginners, in a the ending), but I didn’t really get along with Winterson’s later work. A review and a link to other reviews of Boating for Beginners by Jeanette Winterson. LibraryThing Review. User Review – bluepigeon – LibraryThing. An early Winterson, Boating for Beginners is certainly not written in the usual poetic language.

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She is also editor of a series of new editions of novels by Virginia Woolf published in the UK by Vintage. Kate February 24, Either she could be a secretary or she could be a prostitute.

Published August 4th by Vintage Books first published Likewise explored is the very randomness of rules for virtuous living: Boating for Beginners is a re-imagining of a known biblical mythology -Noah’s Ark.

I never write my real books for money, but I have no problem writing anything else with the bung in mind. Editorial Policy The views expressed in the articles and reviews on Vulpes Libris are those of the authors, and not of Vulpes Libris itself. Here is her page to check it out: Noah is first and foremost a businessman, and so when the caper with the Unpronounceable begins he sees an opportunity to make money.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Jeahette explain it all Noah and the Lord collaborate on a history to show that the Unpronounceable had been there from the beginning, and it would be issued starting with Genesisor How I Did It.


I loved what Jeanette Winterson beginneers in this book, but it is not her best writing. You will laugh till you cry. Tongue firmly in cheek, the book tells the story of characters who did not make it into the bible. The complete review ‘s Review:. Lists with This Book. If you like mind bending tongue in cheek, then by all means read it.

Alex in Leeds February 28, And the world is quite advanced, containing everything from television to feminism. May 02, Hannah rated it liked it. It is an amusing tale with some hilarious insights about th Noah runs a thriving little boat company called “Boating for Beginners” on the Tigris and Euphrates. It is perhaps Jeanette Winterson’s most overlooked work and although not her best–turn to Oranges are Not the Only Fruit or Sexing the Cherry for that–Boating for Beginners is witty, playful and imaginative.

Trivia About Boating for Begin You have to remember that the status Oranges has now was not how it was then. Bunny Mix, romance-writer extraordinaire, is one of the world’s greatest celebrities apart from Noah himself.

Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Jul 24, chelka rated it liked it Recommends it for: Nov 14, Grace rated it really liked it. When the Glory Crusade got under way, Noah found himself leading thousands of people to jjeanette knees of the Lord. There was no need, after all, to be vegetarian, charitable and feminist.

No one could resist a world where men and women knew exactly what they were doing and who they were doing it for; it made life simple and sunny again. Why did you write it?


In fact, apart from a bizarre antipathy towards frozen food, particularly Black Forest Gateau, he is Mr. Jan 16, Danielle rated it really liked it.

A humorous myth about human beings and their everyday myths, if you will. Boating for Beginners – India. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Oct 21, pinknantucket rated it really liked it. Een gek boekje, dat een parodie is op het verhaal van Noah. Jeanette Winterson’s work is published in 28 countries.

Boating for Beginners

Incredibly amusing retelling of Noah and the great flood. Great fun, I loved it. You are commenting using your Beginnere account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Again, money, and because I was a fitness freak. Winterson’s freewheeling mix of modernity and biblical antiquity make for a most unusual variation on the Genesis story.

The King of Capri and Tanglewreck are children’s stories. When Noah starts to turn his bestseller into a film, God feels left out and decides to liquidate the world. Winterson also showcases her sharp wit and humour in this book.

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