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➷ I for Isobel Free ➭ Author Amy Witting – Viagraonl1ne.us

I for Isobel Born Into A World Without Welcome, Isobel Observes It As Warily As An Alien Trying To Pass For A Native Her Collection Of Imaginary Friends Includes The Virgin Mary And Sherlock Holmes Later She Meets Byron, W H Auden And T S Eliot Isobel Is Not As Much At Ease With The Flesh And Blood People She Meets, And Least Of All With Herself, Until A Lucky Encounter And A Little Detective Work Reveal Her Identity And Her True Situation In Life.I For Isobel, A Modern Day Australian Classic, Was Followed By Isobel On The Way To The Corner Shop, Winner Of The Age Book Of The Year Award.

➷ I for Isobel  Free ➭ Author Amy Witting – Viagraonl1ne.us
  • Paperback
  • 158 pages
  • I for Isobel
  • Amy Witting
  • English
  • 21 November 2017
  • 0140126244

    10 thoughts on “➷ I for Isobel Free ➭ Author Amy Witting – Viagraonl1ne.us


  1. says:

    BOOK REVIEWED AS PART OF MY ONGOING QUEST TO READ ALL RECOMMENDED 2015 VCE TEXTS FOR VICTORIAN SCHOOLS READ AT YOUR OWN PERIL I for Isobel is a perfect example of being in the category of just because it won an award, doesn t mean it s a good book I ve read the other reviews raving about this book, and while I agree that it may have been a ground breaking work from an author who struggled against the tides of anti feminism and corporate male greed, I cannot fathom WHY this book was placed BOOK REVIEWED AS PART OF MY ONGOING QUEST TO READ ALL RECOMMENDED 2015 VCE TEXTS FOR VICTORIAN SCHOOLS READ AT YOUR OWN PERIL I for Isobel is a perfect example of being in the category of just because it won an award, doesn t mea...


  2. says:

    The story opens just before Isobel Callaghan s ninth birthday, when she anticipates correctly that there will be no presents for her this year, just like all her other birthdays Her mother is a monster cold, hard, spiteful and jealous Poor little Isobel grows up forever wanting to please but unable to work out how.She takes solace in books, and too bad if the reader isn t herself widely read because there are countless perfectly apt allusions to works of literature great and small throughou The story opens just before Isob...


  3. says:

    This is a beautiful book Well written from beginning to end Harrowing but hopeful It is not far into the book before we realise we are witnessing a tale of surviving child abuse at the hands of parents My only difficulty was in later stages the stream of consciousness was a little too disjointed at...


  4. says:

    I am deeply offended that nobody forced me to read this book earlier in my life How dare they It is SO brilliant The female characters are so real and gorgeously written Could not have loved it .


  5. says:

    Obviously I am an idiot I cannot understand the intentions of this novel I for Isobel is a story about Isobel a girl who grew up with a not really there father, a horrible mother and an indifferent sister Isobel eventually goes out into the world and discovers for herself I m guessing as I have no idea if that is what happened and if she came to terms with herself.The reason I bought this book is because we share the same name Isobel and although I could identify with Isobel s character t Obviously I am an idiot I cannot understand the intentions of this novel I for Isobel is a story about Isobel a girl who grew up with a not really there father, a horrible mother and an indifferent sister Isobel eventually goes out into the world and discovers for herself I m guessing as I have no idea if that is what happened and if she came to terms with herself.The reason I bought this book is because we share the same name Isobel and although I could identify with Isobel s character there were parts especially when she was older Also the talk about literature and what kind of word would you be went over my head although I love to read, English was far from one of my favourite subjects.I felt let down by the journey as it didn t seem to have one I don t need closure, she doesn t have to be with the guy or the career but t...


  6. says:

    If Body and Soul is a book about the experience of being a musician, I for Isobel, I imagine, is an apt description of the experience of being a writer I thought the writing was beautiful, and enjoyed the novelty of reading something from an author who is considered one of Australia s great writers And of course, I enjoyed seeing the unusual spelling of my daughter s name in print Really, my only complaint is that it s too short Isobel was such an interesting, sympathetic, beautiful charac If Body and Soul is a book about the experience of being a musician, I for Isobel, I imagine, is an apt description of the experience of being a writer I thought the writing was beautiful, and enjoyed the novelty of reading something from an author who is considered one of Australia s great writers And of course, I enjoyed seeing the unusual s...


  7. says:

    Ok interesting I ve always wanted to read this cause of its pedigree and accolades I enjoyed the first chapter, the feistiness of Isobel and her determination to get the better of the horrible situation but the subsequent chapters were not as delightful There were lots of puzzles how did the parents die How old was Isobel when she became an orphan Did she keep in ...


  8. says:

    Unusual, but intriguing The story of the loneliness and marginalisation of a young girl called Isobel is mercifully short because it s quite intense It s one of those novels where major events go unexplained, but at the same time add to the context of the story I enjoyed it, but because I prefer a story that has well developed characters, an evolving plot and a climax, it wasn t really to my liking In this book, the only character with any substance is Isobel, with all those who have contrib Unusual, but intriguing The story of the loneliness and ma...


  9. says:

    Just another unhappy family, but this one has Isobel in it.At the beginning of I for Isobel, we are introduced to a mistreated child living with a mostly passive and nearly invisible father, a favoured older sister who is usually indifferent to her, and a mother who is an out of control wreck of an abuser That is an accurate character statement, but it doesn t tell you much about who Isobel is as a person And what makes this book work is entirely dependent upon the person of Isobel dreamy out Just another unhappy family, but this one has Isobel in it.At the beginning of I for Isobel, we are introduced to a mistreated child living with a mostly passive and nearly invisible father, a favoured older sister who is usually indifferent to her, and a mother who is an out of control wreck of an abuser That is an accurate character statement, but it doesn t tell you much about who Isobel is as a person And what makes this book work is entirely dependent upon the person of Isobel dreamy outsider, devoted reader, and eventually aspiring writer.There are lots of stories and lots of families like Isobel s, in fiction and in the real world, and the most immediate and reasonable response to such a tale is to feel anger, sorrow, and pity for the child, and to see the child as a victim who must be saved What makes Isobel captivating, though, is ...


  10. says:

    I for Isobel and Isobel on Her Way to the Corner Shop the names suggest a series of slightly twee children s books Far from it If I have a criticism of I for Isobel it is that the first chapter is so perfect that it almost makes the rest of the book redundant It is like a short story that Katherine Mansfield might have left in her desk drawer, for being too painful even in the 1980s it was considered unsuitable for publication by some It tells us pretty much everything we need to k I for Isobel and Isobel on Her Way to the Corner Shop the names suggest a series of slightly twee children s books Far from it If I have a criticism of I for Isobel it is that the first chapter is so perfect that it almost makes the rest of the book redundant It is like a short story that Katherine Mansfield might have left in her desk drawer, for being too painful even in the 1980s it was considered unsuitable for publication by some It tells us pretty much everything we need to know about Isobel, her tragically awful mother, and the slow growth of Isobel s individuality we can even guess that sh...

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