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Lephants the bedroom rituals of “happy couples” Weapons of Mass Destruction and how to hatch an abandoned wood pigeon egg Is there some trick to surviving survivalists School shootings Medical debts Franks ’n’ beansA sco. That's great it starts with an earthuakePies and cakes and tardigradesSentence breaks are seldom madeTry to nuke a hurricane watch the burnHell’s an endless news feed Youtube Morning Routines‘Suck in your gut’ Spaghetti Os hensThen Laura Ingalls Wilder with a hoop skirt upskirtConcertina wire cougar cubs Ohio days And ‘a success or a failure’ and this mom’s uptightThat’s her barely coping all her worriesThousand pages breathing down your neckDay by day reporters baffled Trump weather cropsLook at climate change fine Then Uh oh overflow operation ‘I don’t know but they know’Save herself preserve her self World seems just crazee Stace Jesus saved me Oceans full of plastic the resurgent Right rightYou vitriolic patriotic slam fight fruit piesFeeling pretty psychedIt's the end of the world as we know itIt's the end of the world as we know itIt's the end of the world as we know itShe’s baking piesKakistocracy how Mountain lion gets aroundKatherine Hepburn watch a floating house burnDucky Ducky Mommy pond broken broke but cancer goneHealthcare costs escalate ‘extrude’ emasculateActive Shooter unknown motive NewcomerstownWhat’s their deal FOOSH FOOSH uh ohThis means Home fear logorrhoea Ronny’s weird so steer clear Perseverate perseverate perseverating mindWhat are the solutions where are the alternatives‘The facts’ declineIt's the end of the world as we know itIt's the end of the world as we know it It's TEOTWAWKIAnxiety piesOtherwise dreams of flying salted apple pretzel pieMountain lions in a line Rogers HammersteinLemon drizzle ‘what we’ve done to animals’Fanouropita cake pepper pot soupYou symbiotic patriotic slam Book er Prize PiesIt's the end of the world as we know itIt's the end of the world as we know it It's the end of the world as we know itAt least there’s pieIt’s time I had some time alone Sincere apologies to REM Who Were the Wright Brothers? debts Franks ’n’ beansA sco. That's great it starts with an earthuakePies and cakes and tardigradesSentence breaks are seldom madeTry to nuke a hurricane watch the burnHell’s an endless news feed Youtube Morning Routines‘Suck in your gut’ Spaghetti Os hensThen Laura Ingalls Wilder with a hoop skirt upskirtConcertina wire cougar cubs Ohio The Expat Diaries days And ‘a success or a failure’ and this mom’s uptightThat’s her barely coping all her worriesThousand pages breathing The Hired Man down your neckDay by Death of a Ghost day reporters baffled Trump weather cropsLook at climate change fine Then Uh oh overflow operation ‘I The Monk of Mokha don’t know but they know’Save herself preserve her self World seems just crazee Stace Jesus saved me Oceans full of plastic the resurgent Right rightYou vitriolic patriotic slam fight fruit piesFeeling pretty psychedIt's the end of the world as we know itIt's the end of the world as we know itIt's the end of the world as we know itShe’s baking piesKakistocracy how Mountain lion gets aroundKatherine Hepburn watch a floating house burnDucky Ducky Mommy pond broken broke but cancer goneHealthcare costs escalate ‘extrude’ emasculateActive Shooter unknown motive NewcomerstownWhat’s their Gods and Generals (The Civil War Trilogy, deal FOOSH FOOSH uh ohThis means Home fear logorrhoea Ronny’s weird so steer clear Perseverate perseverate perseverating mindWhat are the solutions where are the alternatives‘The facts’ Perfect Ponies 3 in 1 declineIt's the end of the world as we know itIt's the end of the world as we know it It's TEOTWAWKIAnxiety piesOtherwise The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge, dreams of flying salted apple pretzel pieMountain lions in a line Rogers HammersteinLemon Sigil (Irdesi Empire drizzle ‘what we’ve Death of a Ghost (Albert Campion Mystery, done to animals’Fanouropita cake pepper pot soupYou symbiotic patriotic slam Book er Prize PiesIt's the end of the world as we know itIt's the end of the world as we know it It's the end of the world as we know itAt least there’s pieIt’s time I had some time alone Sincere apologies to REM

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Rching indictment of America’s barbarity past and present and a lament for the way we are sleepwalking into environmental disaster Ducks Newburyport is a heresy a wonder and a revolution in the novelIt’s also very very funny. The book responsible for my most annoying reading experience of 2019 wins my favourite prize I have a lot of respect for Galley Beggar and admire them for having the courage to publish such an ambitious novel My review is going to be a little unfair but there are plenty of reviews here that present only the positive sides of this novel and I can’t honestly say I enjoyed this in the slightestIt’s tempting as many have to review in the too easily imitated style of the book but having waded through 19396 the fact that’s I’d rather not add So instead a recipeHow to bake a Ducks Newburyport pie cakeTake an ordinary piece of text We had a poor old erratic mouse in the kitchen once that wasn’t acting normal The poor thing kept going in circles Maybe the cats had brought him in and played with him and injured him or maybe he was just a little crazee and came in all by himself He didn’t act like Edward Edward always behaved very sensibly Edward was brave An adult mouse can have a friendship with a human child Maybe he was cold and hungry or thirsty the crazy mouse not Edward and we should have given him some refreshments Really he acted like he needed to go to a mouse nursing home or a mouse senior day care center We were going to try to catch him but he disappeared and I don’t know what happened to him The cats probably gobbled him up in the night I don’t think he was the same wild mouse we had last summer Search and replace all “”’s with “ the fact that” and capitalise the letter immediately after the fact that we had a poor old erratic mouse in the kitchen once that wasn’t acting normal the fact that the poor thing kept going in circles the fact that maybe the cats had brought him in and played with him and injured him or maybe he was just a little crazee and came in all by himself the fact that he didn’t act like Edward the fact that Edward always behaved very sensibly the fact that Edward was brave and smart the fact that an adult mouse can have a friendship with a human child the fact that maybe he was cold and hungry or thirsty the crazy mouse not Edward and we should have given him some refreshments the fact that really he acted like he needed to go to a mouse nursing home or a mouse senior day care center the fact that we were going to try to catch him but he disappeared and I don’t know what happened to him the fact that the cats probably gobbled him up in the night the fact that I don’t think he was the same wild mouse we had last summer the fact thatvoila “experimental” prose look no full stops and an upped word count in one simple operation A real example plucked at random from the many pages of Ducks Newburyport Then season liberally with word riffs use of a thesaurus and long lists the fact that all in all we’re really just a normal Joy Pledge Crest Tide Dove Woolite Palmolive Clorox Rolaids Pepto Bismol Alka Seltzer Desitin Advil Aleve Tylenol Anacin Bayer Excedrin Vitamin C Kleenex Kotex Tampax Altoid Barbazol Almay Revlon Cetaphil Right Guard Old Spice Gillette Tip Johnson Johnson Vaseline Listerine Head ’n’ Shoulders Safe Owl Eagle Brand Jolly Green Giant Land O’Lakes Lucerne Sealtest Clover Blue Bonnet Half Half Snyder VanCamp Wish Bone French’s Skyline Empress Gerber Nabisco Heinz Kraft uaker Oats Sunkist Purina Vlasic Oreo Shredded Wheat Arm Hammer Jell O Pez Sara Lee Chock Full o’ Nuts Libby’s Pepperidge Farm Fleischmann’s Morton General Mills King Arthur Bell’s Reese’s Pieces kind of household like everybody else “Houston we got a problem” even with all these macrophages and tardigrades sneaking around whatever they are“like everybody else” Make use of the commas as part of the full stop replacement device to create humorous ambiguity I couldn’t do it when I was pregnant the fact that I can’t make Leo do it Move crates I mean not get pregnant the fact thatyou will need to use this particular ingredient at least 75 times in a full sized cakeAdd the tiniest pinch of plot but use this for contrived world play Eg have your character get a flat tyre on a snowy day on the way back from the dentist and be rescued by a character called Jesus Her amusement that there are people called Jesus can then be used to make a Jesus saved me joke that you can re use 15 or so timesSprinkle in acronyms to taste add over generous dollops of film plots and lashings of Little House on The Prairie syrupPut in the oven for many long hours and then remove the full stop replacement cake from the oven and and cover with a frosting of sour dream seuencesBreak up any monotony with interspersed layers of a conventional pie baked from the story of a mountain lion albeit narrated from the lion’s perspective taking care to hide in one layer like the sixpence in a Christmas pudding a scene to be discovered by the Literary Review’s Bad Sex in Fiction Award new animal sub divisionAnd having spent 1000 pages largely going nowhere well to the mall and to the dentist and back add an anachronistic topping of a dramatic ending On my first attempt at this book read on publication I abandoned it and struggled to justify a star See below for my original review in spoilers The Booker longlisting and a 12 hour flight gave me the opportunity to revisit and finish it It improved a little on a re read – the personal seuences of the narrator’s past were powerful and built up over the book’s length and I was left with an uneasy feeling that her husband was not the saint that she convinced herself he was as another GR friend Neil joked you need to read between the Lions And when not employed to excess even the repetition works wellThe biggest problem I had wasn’t its length per se the 426100 words I have read and very much enjoyed several significantly longer books it’s the fact that it feels at times like length is conflated with uality For example the publishers pre release campaign largely consistent of photos of the brick like time measured up against other books The uite literally pointless “ the fact that” device occurs as mentioned 19396 times in the book That’s 58188 words which enough for many writers to write a whole novel If they make an audio version then given the three words would take a second to say the unlucky narrator will actually spend over 5 hours simply repeating and repeating and repeating “ the fact that” The indictment of certain aspects of US culture is strong and timely I boarded the plane where I read the bulk of this book to breaking news of one mass shooting and landed to news of another the second in Ohio and close to where the book is set But as a European I found it rather reinforced my pre existing biases It would be challenging to read a book with characters presenting the opposite views to be fair Ali Smith's seasonal uartet has the same issue in UK politics And if anything the political analysis rather resorts to Trumpesue name calling the narrators’ favourite Mary Poppins based example inspired by the Sun but fortunately able to be sourced to the Guardian An example which captures much of the strengths and weaknesses of the book the fact that I think he’s a big bully coward mean guy third rate just like Trump “Sad” the fact that he could be a lot of places by now this shooter not Trump though Trump gets around too golfing and holding rallies the fact that they can’t get him to stop holding rallies the fact that he goes for the adulation bigly ululation elation election erection cracks failed bridge broken flaccid the fact that he could be right outside our house right now the selfie killer not Donald Trump I hope the fact that maybe the selfie killer Trump and the lion are outside our house help the fact that I don’t know which would be worse the fact thatUpping my rating to 15 stars rounded to 2But I can’t help but feel that if the movie seuences and Little House parts were drastically pared back the dreams ditched the lists and gratuitous repetition reduced ‘ the fact that’ used only to mark a genuine shift in thoughts rather than every time a full stop is needed and the Hollywood ending removed this would have been a fulfilling and much shorter book But then it likely wouldn’t have got nominated for prizes – and again all praise to the author and to the publisher for the courage to go with the unadultered versionview spoilerMany of my GR and real life friends loved this novel but this wasn't for me After 100 pages I decided to stopThere is a lot here and I think what one gets out of it will differ according to one's interest For me they include Korea and politics And indeed Korea South and North features throughout These are the first 5 mentions Your Views on North KoreaHillary adaffi Syria North Korea sisters sororities Elks the Brontes Phoebe and methe fact that some girls spread a nerve agent on the North Korean leader's brother Kim Jong ill or somethingNorth Korean nuclear missilesthe fact that you have to wonder why slime eels have to be transported anywhere but Koreans like them the fact that they eat slime eels friendly wolf eels hagfish Kim Jong Unshowcasing the word play Kim Jong Ill geddit It doesn't even make sense since the hanja for the il 일 is 日 which means sun and the respectful insight into different cultures Indeed I note that the perceptive review in Private Eye also picked up on the 'oriental stereotyping' which is also a feature when a Chinese character is mentioned Ming Dynasty porcelain Mao jackets terracotta warriors Great Wall wontons pot stickers cheap toys and electrical goodsNot surprisingly Trump gets 137 mentions these are the first 10 the fact that Trump wants to take cover away from 630000 Ohioans who took up Obamacarethe fact that Trump wants to get mining and oil drilling going in all the national parks MAGARapid SSitty SSSouth Dakota James Mason Trump Tower beauty pageants sexual harassment ssssexual harassmentobstruction of justice which is something Trump gets up to all the timetrompe d'oeil Trump l'oeil Trump liesnot Trumpthe fact that Trump called Melania a 'monster' when she is pregnant and maybe she is a monster but he's one to talk fat bullythat twenty foot inflatable rooster outside the White House really does look like Trumpthe fact that Mummy thought it was rude to comment on someone's appearance but Trump does it all day Sadthe fact I had a bad dream about trump last night the fact he admitted to me he couldn't cope with the joba highly insightful analysis as we are less than 18 months away from the next US election as to how Trump manages to appeal to his base and the strategies the Democrats might use to defeat himAnd the book carries on in that vein 127 times for TrumpIt's not that I dislike long books Knausgaard Proust Marias Ferrante and Murakami have all written much longer novels albeit in most cases published in separate volumes but they are world class writers Addition I raised my concerns on the cultural point with the publisher They were gracious enough to send me a helpful reply Most importantly the thing to say is that it's the internal monologue of a character It's the thoughts going through a particular person's head Crucially the un policed thoughts What she thinks doesn't necessarily reflect Lucy's worldview Or anyone else's It's true to a very particular person of an age in a place at a time Those thoughts aren't always going to make us feel easy or comfortable Fiction is here to confront us with realities and ideas we might not like among other things She is not meant to be a perfect human being If you're seeing faults with her that's because she's a fully realised creationThat's the most important thing to remember I think Even so if it isn't too absurd and because I kind of love her I do also want to defend this fictional person a bit I can't remember the context but I don't even think the Kim Jong ill thing is a joke She's just trying to remember his name Nor is she likely to have a clue about hanja or be aware that people might get upset in relation to them I'm now actually imagining her horrified thought stream as she realises that there are sensitivities thereI also kind of feel like you've answered your own uestion about the Chinese character producing clichés those are the first things that a person like this is likely to think of don't you thinkFinally it might be worth considering how race is one of the central themes of Ducks Newburyport and how the narrator's insensitivities are a vital part of this For example her eldest child is part Indigenous and there is a pivotal scene involving her a painful admission about feeling like an outsider not White in a White family and the narrator's horrified realisation of her own complicity unawareness and the fact that if you'll excuse the pun she has simply had no idea So there is a very complex web here which is developed throughout the novelI hope you carry on reading It feels sad for anyone not to be able to share in the pleasure of this book And I guess that's the final thing It's intended as a gift for anyone and everyone Except maybe Donald Trump hide spoiler The Game of Lives (The Mortality Doctrine, disaster Ducks Newburyport is a heresy a wonder and a revolution in the novelIt’s also very very funny. The book responsible for my most annoying reading experience of 2019 wins my favourite prize I have a lot of respect for Galley Beggar and admire them for having the courage to publish such an ambitious novel My review is going to be a little unfair but there are plenty of reviews here that present only the positive sides of this novel and I can’t honestly say I enjoyed this in the slightestIt’s tempting as many have to review in the too easily imitated style of the book but having waded through 19396 the fact that’s I’d rather not add So instead a recipeHow to bake a Ducks Newburyport pie cakeTake an ordinary piece of text We had a poor old erratic mouse in the kitchen once that wasn’t acting normal The poor thing kept going in circles Maybe the cats had brought him in and played with him and injured him or maybe he was just a little crazee and came in all by himself He La famiglia Winshaw didn’t act like Edward Edward always behaved very sensibly Edward was brave An adult mouse can have a friendship with a human child Maybe he was cold and hungry or thirsty the crazy mouse not Edward and we should have given him some refreshments Really he acted like he needed to go to a mouse nursing home or a mouse senior What A Carve Up day care center We were going to try to catch him but he Ivy Lane disappeared and I Better Living Through Criticism don’t know what happened to him The cats probably gobbled him up in the night I Rosie Meadows regrets... don’t think he was the same wild mouse we had last summer Search and replace all “”’s with “ the fact that” and capitalise the letter immediately after the fact that we had a poor old erratic mouse in the kitchen once that wasn’t acting normal the fact that the poor thing kept going in circles the fact that maybe the cats had brought him in and played with him and injured him or maybe he was just a little crazee and came in all by himself the fact that he The Boy In The Cupboard didn’t act like Edward the fact that Edward always behaved very sensibly the fact that Edward was brave and smart the fact that an adult mouse can have a friendship with a human child the fact that maybe he was cold and hungry or thirsty the crazy mouse not Edward and we should have given him some refreshments the fact that really he acted like he needed to go to a mouse nursing home or a mouse senior Echo Come Home day care center the fact that we were going to try to catch him but he Bugs in Space disappeared and I Infinity: Beyond the Beyond the Beyond don’t know what happened to him the fact that the cats probably gobbled him up in the night the fact that I Juneteenth don’t think he was the same wild mouse we had last summer the fact thatvoila “experimental” prose look no full stops and an upped word count in one simple operation A real example plucked at random from the many pages of Ducks Newburyport Then season liberally with word riffs use of a thesaurus and long lists the fact that all in all we’re really just a normal Joy Pledge Crest Tide Dove Woolite Palmolive Clorox Rolaids Pepto Bismol Alka Seltzer Desitin Advil Aleve Tylenol Anacin Bayer Excedrin Vitamin C Kleenex Kotex Tampax Altoid Barbazol Almay Revlon Cetaphil Right Guard Old Spice Gillette Tip Johnson Johnson Vaseline Listerine Head ’n’ Shoulders Safe Owl Eagle Brand Jolly Green Giant Land O’Lakes Lucerne Sealtest Clover Blue Bonnet Half Half Snyder VanCamp Wish Bone French’s Skyline Empress Gerber Nabisco Heinz Kraft uaker Oats Sunkist Purina Vlasic Oreo Shredded Wheat Arm Hammer Jell O Pez Sara Lee Chock Full o’ Nuts Libby’s Pepperidge Farm Fleischmann’s Morton General Mills King Arthur Bell’s Reese’s Pieces kind of household like everybody else “Houston we got a problem” even with all these macrophages and tardigrades sneaking around whatever they are“like everybody else” Make use of the commas as part of the full stop replacement Heroes, Hairbands and Hissy Fits device to create humorous ambiguity I couldn’t Wicked Whispers do it when I was pregnant the fact that I can’t make Leo Blott On The Landscape / The Wilt Alternative / The Great Pursuit do it Move crates I mean not get pregnant the fact thatyou will need to use this particular ingredient at least 75 times in a full sized cakeAdd the tiniest pinch of plot but use this for contrived world play Eg have your character get a flat tyre on a snowy Will Jellyfish Rule The World? day on the way back from the Our Rainbow dentist and be rescued by a character called Jesus Her amusement that there are people called Jesus can then be used to make a Jesus saved me joke that you can re use 15 or so timesSprinkle in acronyms to taste add over generous Hubert dollops of film plots and lashings of Little House on The Prairie syrupPut in the oven for many long hours and then remove the full stop replacement cake from the oven and and cover with a frosting of sour Horse Trade (Saddle Club, dream seuencesBreak up any monotony with interspersed layers of a conventional pie baked 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friend Neil joked you need to read between the Lions And when not employed to excess even the repetition works wellThe biggest problem I had wasn’t its length per se the 426100 words I have read and very much enjoyed several significantly longer books it’s the fact that it feels at times like length is conflated with uality For example the publishers pre release campaign largely consistent of photos of the brick like time measured up against other books The uite literally pointless “ the fact that” I, Claudius (Claudius, device occurs as mentioned 19396 times in the book That’s 58188 words which enough for many writers to write a whole novel If they make an audio version then given the three words would take a second to say the unlucky narrator will actually spend over 5 hours simply repeating and repeating and repeating “ the fact that” The indictment of certain aspects of US culture is strong and timely I boarded the plane where I read the bulk of this book to breaking news of one mass shooting and landed to news of another the second in Ohio and close to where the book is set But as a European I found it rather reinforced my pre existing biases It would be challenging to read a book with characters presenting the opposite views to be fair Ali Smith's seasonal uartet has the same issue in UK politics And if anything the political analysis rather resorts to Trumpesue name calling the narrators’ favourite Mary Poppins based example inspired by the Sun but fortunately able to be sourced to the Guardian An example which captures much of the strengths and weaknesses of the book the fact that I think he’s a big bully coward mean guy third rate just like Trump “Sad” the fact that he could be a lot of places by now this shooter not Trump though Trump gets around too golfing and holding rallies the fact that they can’t get him to stop holding rallies the fact that he goes for the adulation bigly ululation elation election erection cracks failed bridge broken flaccid the 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