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read Whale Music Whale Music review Ù eBook or Kindle ePUB Ly doughnuts and occasionally works on his masterpiece “Whale Music” One day upon awakening from his usual drunken stupor Des discovers on his sofa a young alien from the faraway universe o. My four star rating might be generous especially since I ve been pretty critical with other books I ve read this year There were certainly a few things I didn t like under age groupies and the tired idea that descriptions of nude male corpulence make for automatic humour meets honesty but at the same time this book really read well It was hard to put down even when I told myself I would stop the next whale heading chapter segmentI got here by way of the Rheostatics as I think many readers did I didn t listen to them much in high school and it s only been the past year that I ve been paying them attention yet somehow a lot of their music really takes me back to my teenage headspace and I can t say why This book brought me there too what with the elements of depression psychosis and self medication that were a freuent part of conversations And the way that these people are drawn to one another Claire drawn to Desmond because I think they can share this knowledge of not being normal of not being okay The co morbidity of depression and substance abuse in Desmond struck me especially in how you can tell those around him want to simplify it into one or the other when really you can tI would ve loved this book as a teenager too especially with my significant appreciation of classic rock bands and culture It s the fact that I find that culture toxic now that made me uncomfortable but that makes this book relevant to the current zeitgeist of pulling apart previously well protected celebrities guilty of abuse in the past because it very much taps into that scene

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read Whale Music Whale Music review Ù eBook or Kindle ePUB Des Howell is a former rock ‘n’ roll star who never leaves his secluded oceanfront mansion Naked rich and fabulously deranged he subsists on a steady diet of whiskey pharmaceuticals and jel. You might say that winning the Governor General s Award is enough to recommend Whale Music but when books win awards like this it makes people think of them as dry and somehow literary This book is literary but it is also compellingly readable delightfully entertaining the kind of book you spill coffee on in the morning because you can t wait to get back to it It has a sense of humour as well as a sense of a deeper meaning as in other uarrington novels each one reuires the otherThe story takes place in the California mansion of the Whale Man Des Howell former member of the Howell Brothers one half of which team has recently died Des is having a hard time adjusting to his brother s death He is also in a continuously drunk drugged and mentally unstable condition which is made precarious by the persistent invasion of undersirables such as his mother reporters record executives people sueezing out money and forcing the obese hermitic Whale Man to blockade his house to avoid institutionalization The one thing which keeps Des focused is in composing the dreamlike Whale Music which he will use to summon the whales One day he wakes up to find a guest Claire the naked alien from the far off planet of Toronto She has come to him for personal reasons and also because she believes in him without recompenseuarrington borrows the events from the real life of a former member of the Beach Boys who became a recluse and drug addict in similar circumsances but reality and fiction are woven together so expertly like music weaving its way into silence that it just becomes part of the joke a device which he employs To the Whale Man music is an ethereal being with a spirit all its own The music ends that is to say it disappears forever to journey in the cosmos The book is written in the present tense and freuently addresses the reader inviting you in to make you feel like part of the story This time however he has discarded the sporting subject matter of his two previous novels King Leary and Home Game for that of music clearly another area of expertiseDesmond Howell s self declared philosophy is a twisted kind of existentialism The most one can do is try to produce some pitiful piece of prettiness a song and send it out into the world a cripple dressed in rags If this is Paul uarrington s philosophy as well then this is his fifth such song a wonderful one and I look forward to reading them all

  • Paperback
  • 224
  • Whale Music
  • Paul Quarrington
  • English
  • 06 January 2020
  • 9780679308683

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    [Whale Music] EBOOK DOWNLOAD 35 stars rounding up to 4 due to my love of the Rheostatics who were heavily influenced by this bookToo clever by half way too proud of its own inventiveness but a good hearted little fictionalization of the Brian Wilson sto

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    Paul Quarrington ¶ 3 read & download free download Í eBook or Kindle ePUB ¶ Paul Quarrington read Whale Music My four star rating might be generous especially since I've been pretty critical with other books I've read this year There were certainly a few things I didn't like under age groupies and the tired idea that descriptions of nude male corpulence make for automatic humour meets honesty but at the same time this book really read well It was har

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    [Whale Music] EBOOK DOWNLOAD Some parts were funny some parts were weird and some parts were boring While you can't help but like the main character most of the others were too cartoonish Just an okay book for me

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    [Whale Music] EBOOK DOWNLOAD Loved it Thought it was funny poignant sad original I'd loaded this on to my kindle a while ago over a year ago and I had no idea what it was about The narrator has a believable and entertaining voice he's a bit nuts for sure; a musical genius who does a little too much destructive self medication Beneath his genius his eccentricities and his cynicism is pain I loved how the author was able to layer all of that so effectively D

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