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by JULIA. DARLING

  • Author: JULIA. DARLING
  • ISBN: 1862300518
  • ISBN13: 978-1862300514
  • ePub: 1223 kb | FB2: 1660 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Publisher: ANCHOR BOOKS; New Ed edition (1999)
  • Pages: 350
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 539
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Crocodile Soup : A Novel ePub download

Gert Hardcastle is thirty-something and unlucky in love.

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In 1995 she published a book of short stories, Bloodlines with Panurge Press, and many of these stories were broadcast on BBC Radio 4. In 1998 her first novel, Crocodile Soup, was published by Anchor at Transworld. The novel went on to be published in Canada, Australia, Europe and the United States and was long-listed for the Orange Prize. Her second novel, The Taxi Driver's Daughter, was published by Penguin and long-listed for the Man Booker Prize and short-listed for the Encore Award

Her first novel, Crocodile Soup, in 1998, was the winner of an Arts Council Writers' Award. Julia Darling was Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Newcastle University, where she recently completed a poetry MA.

Her first novel, Crocodile Soup, in 1998, was the winner of an Arts Council Writers' Award. The story is narrated by the heroine, Gert, a curator in a northern museum, whose story is interwoven with flashbacks to her eccentric childhood. She was also Writer in Residence at Live Theatre with the poet Sean O'Brien, with whom she co-wrote two plays: The Black Path (for BBC Radio Three) and Attachments. Her work at Live Theatre included Personal Belongings and a new play, Post.

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There is something about Julia Darling's Crocodile Soup that makes one suspect that the heroine's story could give Brooks a run for her money. The novel centers on Gert Hardcastle, an Englishwoman in her thirties who is plagued by isolation, sadness and invisibility. First there's Gert's work, which is becoming increasingly stressful. The drastic changes at the museum where she is a curator leave her annoyed and anxious about her job.

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Linn
If you are interested in lesbian coming of age stories this one is of a higher quality than most others. It's funny and moving but also satisfyingly complex. You'll love it.
Sennnel
This is a wonderful read. A story of a girl (and woman) who suffers in several ways throughout her life in an eccentric family. Her mother doesn’t like her, her father is hardly there and her brother talks to her telepathically. Dysfunctional families, awkward moments and childhood wonderment.
I think many of us can relate to some of these things in one way or another…… The characters are very real and very well described, you can’t help but feel for Gert. There are some sentences that make you think e.g.
“I removed her words from my clothes like shards of glass, carefully into the bin”
“The house was menstruating”
“The asylum rolled its eyebrows and we knew that Frank was in there for a while”
“The grief fell off her like tears down a mountainside”
Really imaginative language which gets her thoughts right into your head!
A very thought provoking enjoyable read.
Samardenob
This work is utterly unique and unlike anything I have ever read. Mixing surrealism and magic realism with the stark confronting realities of heartbreak and hardship, 'Crocodile Soup' is a magnificant and addictive little read and a individual find amongst lesbian centred fiction. It is particularly important to note that it is set in England, which gives it a unique and humourous voice amongst the predominantly American lesbian canon of literature.

The writing is quite poetically beautiful and somewhat reminscient of Lia Block's 'Dangerous Angels' series, though generally more pointed and less whimsical. I adored the short little chapters, which made this work quite a fast and enticingly simple but important read.

Additionally, the characters are utterly charming, whether they are likable or not. All the characters border on insanity (and some become so) and this lends the work an air of wonderful chaos and discord. They really are exceptional characterisations, and it is perhaps for this reason Darling's work is so successful.

Overall, a magical, wonderfully addictive and beautiful book which I would highly recommend.
Fenrikree
A great story interspersed with the Gert of now, who works hard at being invisible at a museum, with the Gert of her childhood. As a little girl she was frowned upon as an odd child and was relegated to sleep in the attic which she believed housed a ghost.
I am surprised poor Gert made it through her childhood! What a funny story it was! A distant mother, an odd twin, Frank, who she can telepathise with and a father who spends his time building a boat, and then sails off, never to return!
Life isn't easy for the adult Gert, but through friends in unlikely places she begins to come out of her shy self.
Sudert
I'm still slightly unsure of why this book was entitled Crocodile Soup in the first place, and I guess I felt some confusion throughout the whole book. Though the author's voice is definitely quirky, and humorous, I found her style a bit difficult to follow at times. I did not tear through this book, but rather found myself wanting to finish it but having a tough time doing so. It was thought-provoking in that I felt like I had to concentrate to keep the plot and characters straight (is that a pun?) in my mind, which in a way seemed to be what Gert was doing. I did like the characters, particularly Harry, George, and Gert, and enjoyed the manner in which Julia Darling described scenarios in such a unique manner. I would only recommend this book to people who are looking for something "different" to read this summer!
Hulbine
In this, her first novel, Julia Darling tells the story of Gert Hardcastle's pursuit of happiness. Gert is a lonely museum curator who has, as she always expected, managed to 'end up working in a quiet place, trying to be invisible. Afraid of everything'. Her early family life marked her out from the begining as one different from the others, a lost cause, but the arrival of the lovely Eva to work in the museum canteen promises to change all that.
The two narratives intertwine with each other. The tragic story of Gert's formative years is hilariously told and will strike many satisfying chords with anyone who's ever felt 'a bit different', invisible or even 'the devil incarnate'. In the present, Gert's tentative pursuit of Eva is punctuated by letters from her estranged mother and weird telepathic messages from twin brother Frank.
This book is very moving and terribly funny. The reader is never quite clear what is real and what is not, comedy and tragedy are so firmly entwined you don't even notice them strangling each other. Yes, everything about this book was brilliant - the humour, the narrative, the characters and even that rare thing - a satisfying plot structure.
doesnt Do You
A little quirky, a little odd... but loveable and readable and recommendable! Gert is somewhat of a social outcast, reclusive and shy, and her story just deserves to be read. You will read wanting to jump into the pages and help with her mother, her attempts at romance, and life in general. Different, but great.
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