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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Noah runs a thriving little boat company called “Boating for Beginners” on the Tigris and Euphrates. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. However, this is certainly not my favourite Winterson novel and the bizareness of it sometimes outweighed the comedy. Now, all these beginneds were closed to her, and what was left?

From here on, Noah was set to proclaim the name of the Lord, while creating investments and amassing a good deal of wealth along the way, of boatiing in the powerful name of the good lord. And on and on it goes into a crazy, clever, and funny story of the coming floods.

However, This book is another take on the story of Noah – no more and no less believable than the biblical one, this is a very odd mixture of comedy with a few genuine insights into human behavious thrown in. You will laugh till you cry.

Noah is first and foremost a businessman, and so when the caper with the Unpronounceable begins he sees an opportunity to make money. Oct 21, pinknantucket rated it really liked it. Liked it; didn’t love it. Sam – Sam’s blog: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


Bunny Mix, romance-writer extraordinaire, is one of the world’s greatest celebrities apart from Bebinners himself.

Feb 07, Chere rated it really liked it Shelves: Subscribe to this site’s feed via FeedBurner or click here for an email subscription. Gloria is on the verge of becoming a woman, an adult, which is a metaphor for the meaning of the book itself.

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Ultimately, it is a queer magazine. Jan 16, Danielle rated it really liked it. This site uses cookies More info No problem.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by boting. God decides on the big flood afterwards. Not all of the jokes work. You are commenting using your WordPress.

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She is the product of an overbearing religious mother who has a passion for the novels of Bunny Mix, a romance novelist. She sat down and accepted her fate. Sep 12, Jacqueline rated it it was ok.

The story is bold and inventive telling a different Noah’s world quite advanced, containing everything from television to feminism, from those funny social to religious satires.


Jeanette Winterson: Boating for Beginners

That is, with The Passion I realised that books were my life and that I wanted to explore all kinds of problems — structural, linguistic, emotional, within the frame of what I did. I missed it so much. The lives of fanatics are usually rather low on Gross Reality, which allows them to take their visions too seriously.

This sounds like a terrific little book and I shall definitely buy it. I don’t think I’ll die, I think I’ll combust. I have a sneaking suspicion that this book may be jeabette than I am. It’s a total reinvention of the Biblical story, told in a very blasphemous means. Jul 19, Emily rated it liked it Shelves: God decides on the big flood, because it makes for a better story than the cake-and-toaster variation, and so the world and flr myths begin anew.

Thanks for the well done review!

Time has gone fast. In a press conference on board his most luxurious cruiser, Noah announces that the One True God had revealed himself because mankind has not sorted himself out: A pregnant woman called Mrs Munde is drawn in by the teachings, and when her daughter is born she names her Gloria. Nov 14, Grace rated it really liked it.