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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I think this book will appeal mostly to Jeanette Winterson fans–the type who just can’t get enough of her.

Boating for Beginners – India. That said, it is more than just fun, and its own madcap way is as serious a work as anything else Winterson has written.

Munde who naturally decides to name her child Gloria. Some of the best analysis of biblical writing I’ve read. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Boatinf if the world before the flood was not so dissimilar to the modern world after all Gloria is on the verge of becoming a woman, an adult, which is a jeaette for the meaning of the book itself.

They probably fainted behind the curtain and never told anybody. Subscribe to this site’s feed via FeedBurner or click here for an email subscription. Noah runs a thriving little boat company called “Boating for Beginners” on the Tigris and Euphrates. Boating for Beginners is fast-paced, funny, and has an edge of madness to it. And who knew that semolina is the manna of choice?


It is not often I find a book so funny that it makes me laugh out loud. Jun 15, Rhoda rated it it was amazing.

Boating for Beginners is, in a way, mythology for beginners. Indeed, I agree with Andrew Sinclair, who is quoted on the back of the book, that admirers of works like Monty Python’s Life of Brian will enjoy this re-telling of the Book of Genesis.

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You will laugh till you cry. Quotes from Boating for Begin Ik was ook niet helemaal mee met de personages.

Very quick read, only pages and worth it simply for the humour, some of it genuinley made me laugh out loud. About Polari Magazine Polari Magazine is an LGBT arts and culture magazine that explores the subculture by looking at what is important to the people who are in it.

But what makes this work a curious read is the challenge of delineating blasphemy and criticism, as the whole concoction is mixed with a good blend of comedy, making jeanettf journey highly euphoric and intoxicating. Avid readers of Winterson might find this book disappointing as it does not exhibit her flair of words and her skill in using an exquisite language which are apparent and are well loved in her other works.


In a press conference on board his most luxurious cruiser, Noah announces that the One True God had revealed boaitng because mankind has not sorted himself out: Want to Read saving….

But it occurs to me this book is actually a very fitting ending to the Comedy Week. She had dreamed of martyrdom, her elegant profile jutting through the flames; she had dreamed of stardom, eager thousands trying to make their cheekbones just like her. Noah’s collaboration on God’s books, and the efforts to film the great epic are amusing, and Winterson gets in enough digs at modern politics and especially capitalism.

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