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Pontoon: A Novel of Lake Wobegon (Lake Wobegon Novels) ePub download

by GARRISON KEILLOR

  • Author: GARRISON KEILLOR
  • ISBN: 0571217257
  • ISBN13: 978-0571217250
  • ePub: 1118 kb | FB2: 1633 kb
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Books (2008)
  • Rating: 4.2/5
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Pontoon: A Novel of Lake Wobegon (Lake Wobegon Novels) ePub download

It was first published in hardcover by Viking Press in September 2007. Lake Wobegon is one of the habitats of the radio show Prairie Home Companion. The novel begins with the death of 81-year-old Evelyn Peterson in her sleep

Garrison Keillor makes his long- awaited return to Lake Wobegon with this New York Times bestseller The first new Lake Wobegon novel in seven years is a cause for celebration.

Garrison Keillor makes his long- awaited return to Lake Wobegon with this New York Times bestseller The first new Lake Wobegon novel in seven years is a cause for celebration. And Pontoon is nothing less than a spectacular return to form?replete with a bowling ball-urn.

Garrison Keillor lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, home of A Prairie Home Companion, his radio show, on the air since 1974 (with a long sabbatical in the middle). The Companion does thirty-two live shows a year and tours every year to New York, Washington, . Chicago, and Tanglewood in the Berkshires.

Garrison Keillor makes his long- awaited return to Lake Wobegon with this "New York Times" bestseller The first new Lake Wobegon novel in seven years is a cause for celebration

Garrison Keillor makes his long- awaited return to Lake Wobegon with this "New York Times" bestseller The first new Lake Wobegon novel in seven years is a cause for celebration. And "Pontoon" is nothing less than a spectacular return to form?replete with a bowling ball-urn, a hot-air balloon, giant duck decoys, a flying Elvis, and, most importantly, Wally's pontoon boat. Garrison Keillor makes his long- awaited return to Lake Wobegon with this "New York Times" bestseller The first new Lake Wobegon novel in seven years is a cause for celebration.

Lake Wobegon’s population, like that of most small Midwestern towns, is aging pretty fast these days; it may say something that the central figure of this latest Keillor novel is dead from the first sentence. But Keillor soon starts doing lovely, plausible things with this daughter, allowing her to grow in strength and sympathy (her own and ours) as she decides to celebrate the post-70 Evelyn, not the Sunday School teacher and Girl Scout leader but the old broad who said what the hell and took a lover.

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Lake Wobegon Days is a novel by Garrison Keillor, first published in hardcover by Viking in 1985. Based on material from his radio show A Prairie Home Companion, the book brought Keillor's work to a much wider audience and achieved international success. Like some of Keillor's other books, it is unusual in that it could be said that the audiobook preceded the publication in written form.

Lake Wobegon is one of the habitats of the radio show Prairie. In The Keillor Reader, in an exposition prior to an excerpt of the novel, Keillor wrote that the story for Pontoon originated from a storytelling tour he did in the early 90s to pay for a divorce.

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In his fourth Lake Wobegon novel, Garrison Keillor returns to the little town that time forgot. The fictional Minnesota town of Lake Wobegon is real to millions of A Prairie Home Companion fans, who tune in each week for the latest news about its strong women and good-looking men. Like Sinclair Lewis's Gopher Prairie, it is part of literary legend. Four novels have been set among its quiet streets: Lake Wobegon Days, Wobegon Boy, Lake Wobegon Summer 1956, and now Pontoon.

Mot
This was a great book until the very end. I was reading along and enjoying the characters and the escapades of the Lake Wobegon crowd as they tried to celebrate the life of Evelyn. The ceremony at the lakeshore had me laughing out loud with the craziness. However, suddenly, I felt as though I ran face-first into a wall. Everything stopped as Barbara got in her car and left Lake Wobegon for... Columbus, Georgia? Thinking she can find a better life there rather than in her hometown. End of story. I literally sat staring at my Kindle in a confused state at the amazement of how this book went from great to... dull in a matter of about seven pages.

Still, I liked the book and would recommend it for fans of Keillor.
BORZOTA
I rated Pontoon a 2 because I was expecting a great deal of humor.
Short on humor and very LONG on sad, down content.
Do not recommend unless you enjoy sad, downer content.
I'm going to give my copy away. So disappointed. :(
Teonyo
This book contains a two chapter climactic sequence that had me laughing out loud on an airplane in uncontrollable guffaws. It may be the funniest sequence I have ever read, and as is usual for a Keillor offering, descriptions of universal life experiences are defined in the humor. Much of the early chapters, which have their own moments, set up the uproarious climax. Well worth the read!
Nagor
An amazing writer, amazing mind. Can't imagine anyone more articulate, more imaginative. But the story doesn't seem to really go anywhere... It's all back-story. After awhile, you want the thick profusion of background details to filter down to something, and that never seems to happen. At least, it hadn't happened by the third time I gave up on the book. In the end, I wonder if Lake Woebegon is the right place for fresh fiction, already populated by a cast of semi-cartoon characters developed over forty-some years of monologues. You're impressed, but after while you're ready for the skinny kid with the mandolin.
Aedem
Garrison was unusually long-winded in writing this one. It took me a while to decide it was worth wading through all the depressing "look at me - I've wasted my life" garbage to get to the point of the story. When it takes him 30+ pages to reach his first joke, I could tell he was in a foul mood when he wrote this one. Barely worth the time & effort.
Milleynti
If you're a big Garrison Keillor fan you might rate it higher because it will be familiar in many ways. Portions were truly good but some were silly and some just off the wall. The first part where Evelyn dies and the effect on the community was good enough for me to want to find out what is next but some of the twists and turns let me put it down and go elsewhere for amusement. But I did return to read till the end.
Wire
Barbara Peterson is trying to organize her mother's funeral, defeat alcoholism and escape from Lake Wobegon. Farce and tragedy mix.
Lake Wobegon is a stultifying, puritanical, narrow-minded place, but there is nostalgia for its small-town middle-American virtues. Those who leave it, for California, New York or London, are liable to lose their solid Lake Wobegon characters and become flamboyant eccentrics or depressed losers. Barbara Peterson's central conflict is about leaving or staying. This conflict lurks in the background while Keillor manipulates his marionettes to form farcical events or arbitrary tragedies.
I thoroughly enjoyed this entertaining book, although Keillor evidently has trouble constructing a plot, and resorts to bumping off characters or flipping them in and out of mental illness.
I saw these words written on a gold shield on the back of the dust jacket of this book. It means "We Are Who We Are" and is the motto of the town of Lake Wobegon.

That's perfect for this book. The small town folks are who they are and seem no worse for it.

If you grew up Lutheran in a small town in the Midwest, as I did, the material is wonderful! It brings back so many memories of my home town although we didn't have a lake.

I feel sorry for the readers who don't understand Keillor's sense of humor. It's good for what ails you---or is that in an ad for one of the products he advertises on A Prairie Home Companion? Read it and brighten up your day!
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