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Award winning author Michelle de Kretser illuminates travel work and modern dreams in this brilliant evocation of the way we live now Wonderfully written uestions of Travel is an extraordinary work of imagination a transformative very funny and intensely moving novel A bold clever and multi faceted novel that is very difficult to summarise It interleaves the stories of two main characters Laura an Australian who spends the first half of the book travelling and living in Europe and the second back in Sydney working for a company that makes travel guides and Ravi who leaves Sri Lanka and seeks asylum in Australia after his wife a human rights campaigner and his son are murdered ending up in Sydney working for the same company as Laura These protagonists are largely passive ciphers pegs to hang ideas and observations on The ideas are about national identity why people travel how it changes them or doesn t how the travel industry works how the internet changed perceptions and much much There are also richly observed details on many different places and the writing flows easily and is never difficult to read At just over 500 pages it could possibly have been edited a little but that is my only real criticism For me de Kretser s best book yet Brenda has a dragon in her blood of Travel is an extraordinary work Divan Of Rudaki of imagination a transformative very funny and intensely moving novel A bold clever and multi faceted novel that is very difficult to summarise It interleaves the stories Choice Stories for Children of two main characters Laura an Australian who spends the first half Öbür Divan of the book travelling and living in Europe and the second back in Sydney working for a company that makes travel guides and Ravi who leaves Sri Lanka and seeks asylum in Australia after his wife a human rights campaigner and his son are murdered ending up in Sydney working for the same company as Laura These protagonists are largely passive ciphers pegs to hang ideas and Summary of Homo Deus observations Koldbrann - parte 1: Rebeldes on The ideas are about national identity why people travel how it changes them The Teams Milking Cow or doesn t how the travel industry works how the internet changed perceptions and much much There are also richly A Wolfs Desire Reluctant Mates observed details Via Suez (British): Blue Funnel Line (Merchant Navy Series Book 3) on many different places and the writing flows easily and is never difficult to read At just Zenith over 500 pages it could possibly have been edited a little but that is my A Pale Light in the Black only real criticism For me de Kretser s best book yet

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A mesmerising literary novel uestions of Travel charts two very different lives Laura travels the world before returning to Sydney where she works for a publisher of travel guides Ravi dreams of being a tourist until he is driven from Sri Lanka by devastating eventsAr One of the disappointing books I ve read this year and why de Kretser won the Miles Franklin for this is anyone s guessWhile there were certainly pieces of beautiful prose in this book on the whole it simply did not deliver I found the two main characters to be passive unsympathetic un engaging and two dimensional The story floundered around with what felt like very little structure and while the other characters seemed interesting each of them just seemed to peter out to nothing fading away or simply being dispensed with with no idea what they were there for in the first placeThe long intense descriptions of Ravi s friendships and family in his early life come to nothing at all and the deaths of his family while shocking are ultimately meaningless in the story As is the mystery of Laura s motiveless wanderings who is anonymously calling her all through the book her odd relationship with her landlord and why she let the rooftop garden dieAll in all I wish I hadn t bothered and it s not too often I say that


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  1. says:

    One of the disappointing books I've read this year and why de Kretser won the Miles Franklin for this is anyone's guessWhi

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    It’s taken me a while to read uestions of Travel – it’s one of those books that demands time and concentration However it’s been a worthwhile investment; it’s an interesting thought provoking novel It explores travel and tourism; work and leisure; and all the messiness of modern life but it’s much richer than that Almost every page triggers thought about all kinds of things and the prose is a plea

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    A fictional tale of two completely different people with their completely different lives that finally eventually join towards the end Briefly The time span ranges from the 1960s to the 2000sMy TakeI have absolutely no idea what the point of this story was It's just pages and pages and pages of pointless background with pages and p

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    It's not surprising that this book is garnering unmitigated critical praise It's brave thought provoking experimental and meticulously crafted It's also not surprising that many readers aren't into the level of writerreader reciprocity inherent in uestions of Travel The narrative reuires thought attention consideration There's not an ounce of manipulative lugubrious attachment just masterful idea based storytelling The title le

  5. says:

    This book was a disappointment for me I feel like a philistine for not understanding the point of this book Sure the lyrical prose was beautiful but too often they came across as self indulgent rambling I get it; the author wants to recreate emotions around the subject of travel migration and human movement at its very core taking all that as a metaphor to life But does it really need to span out to 400 plus p

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    I finished reading uestions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser this morning Rarely have I been so eager to reach the end of a novel to get it over with De Kretser exhausts over 500 pages attempting to make a profound statement about travel and I’d be lying if I said I understood what exactly she was trying to convey It’s clear she also has something to say about the internet and the advance of technology but I can’t figure out that mes

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    The concept of uestions of Travel sounded very interesting following two very different lives and the ideas of hom

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    A bold clever and multi faceted novel that is very difficult to summarise It interleaves the stories of two main characters Laura an Australia

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    This the third of de Kretser's four novels that I've read doesn’t simply break rules; it plays with them and the play was just as much fun for me as it must have been for herFor example it’s common to have two voices tell a story in alternating chapters but de Kretser’s alternating chapters are in third person it’s hard to i

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    I can't remember when I last struggled so much to finish a book I'm not sure how Michelle de Kretser did it but she has managed to fill over 500 pages with words which saywhat exactly I still have no idea This book has two main characters both insipid and unsympathetic particularly the highly irritating Laura travelling but going nowhere I actually started to have some hope for the book about one third of the way through when the

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