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 have loved this book since I read it 22 years ago. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Thanks for the well done review!

Jeanette Winterson’s story is captivating and has immensely interesting characters. The characters were well thought-out and you felt for Gloria and Mrs Munde, but overall the whole story was just odd!

Still, it’s not her usual type of work, and her poetic voice is missing.

Jeanette Winterson: Boating for Beginners

A fantastic twist on the flood mythology. I wrote my books and earned money in other ways. Next post Star Trek Deep Space 9 7: Time has gone fast. Some of the best analysis of biblical writing I’ve read.

I loved what Jeanette Winterson accomplished in this book, but it is not wimterson best writing. 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 the journey highly euphoric and intoxicating.


Follow us on Twitter: I can re-read it and laugh just as hard. Dec 28, Yve rated it liked it Shelves: Great fun, I loved it. An entertaining read, a well-written lark, properly undermining so much of modern and religious life.

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When the Glory Crusade got under way, Noah found himself leading thousands of people to the knees of the Lord. Noah is first and foremost a businessman, and so when the caper with the Unpronounceable begins he sees an opportunity to make money. Lisa February 24, If she chose the latter there would be the problem of what to wear for work and how to arrange her hair her recent experiments with ash-blond tint had left her threadbare — she should probably have mixed the powder with water instead of bleach.

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A jeanstte always contains its own parody. 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. A fairly silly little book, written in a matter of weeks for money as an experiment in humor when the fate of Winterson’s legendary first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit was yet unknown.


Lists with This Book. It was very silly, and there were some funny lines.

Boating for Beginners by Jeanette Winterson

Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Her most recent book is The Battle of the Sun Home Up Front Editorial Clementine: You are commenting using your Twitter account. She knew that everyone sought this mysterious meaning because it was in all the magazines.

I’m not really a fan of biblical parody but Jeanette Winterson woven the words to be humorous and entertaining to read.

Munde and her daughter cogs in the big capitalist machine. Ik was ook niet helemaal mee met de personages.

Een gek boekje, dat een parodie is op het verhaal van Noah. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Life isn’t too bad, until a huge hand hands him a leaflet from on high. Leo’s in my chest; I’m sure it’s Leo because my heart roars. So it winteson with the world.