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    Read Jamrach's Menagerie Jamrach's Menagerie (kindle Pdf) author Carol Birch – TXT, Kindle eBook and Epub Read Carol Birch × 7 Download I received my copy from Bookhugger's Real Readers programme and the first thing to note is that the cover is absolutely stunning The second thing is that the opening paragraph is one of the most enticing I have ever read

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    Jamrach's Menagerie (kindle Pdf) author Carol Birch – TXT, Kindle eBook and Epub Read This was a really interesting read It starts out almost like a Dickens novel except colorful Young impoverished

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    Jamrach's Menagerie (kindle Pdf) author Carol Birch – TXT, Kindle eBook and Epub Read Not suitable for vegetariansWell not for sueamish vegetariansActually no scrub that Not suitable for the sueamish full stopBut I 'really liked' it so Not sueamish lovely word Andor there are compensations for the

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    Jamrach's Menagerie (kindle Pdf) author Carol Birch – TXT, Kindle eBook and Epub Read Carol Birch × 7 Download I found this book at the library sale shelves The cover attracted my attention first and after reading the firs

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    Jamrach's Menagerie (kindle Pdf) author Carol Birch – TXT, Kindle eBook and Epub Read I was torn between two and three stars for this Perhaps it is like 25 This book was a chore for me to read I felt disappointed and that it ought to have been so much better Maybe the problem was one of marketing it is called Jamrach's Menagerie and yet the vast bulk of it is about a voyage to find a presumably komodo dragonFor a book with such Dickensian ambition the characters were remarkably lifeless I felt that I sho

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    Jamrach's Menagerie (kindle Pdf) author Carol Birch – TXT, Kindle eBook and Epub Read Jamrach's Menagerie is the most colorful grimy brutal salty coming of age story you are likely to read It's the story of Jaffy Brown a nineteenth century boy who comes fully loaded with all that the best urchins have to of

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    Jamrach's Menagerie (kindle Pdf) author Carol Birch – TXT, Kindle eBook and Epub Read The intensity the deep feeling the strong relationships the joys the horrors the experiences the adventures are all described so wonderfully by the author through the senses of Jaffy Brown in the first person that I shall not even attempt to tell you about them You need to read the book for yourself Short listed for the Ma

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    Jamrach's Menagerie (kindle Pdf) author Carol Birch – TXT, Kindle eBook and Epub Read This book was shortlisted for Man Booker Prize this year 2011 It lost to Julian Barnes’ The Sense of an Ending I am still to read a Barnes but I am sure I will like his works since my brother like his “Flaubert’s Parrot” However I wanted to have some lighter reads every December so I picked up this book first I made the right decision this book is light to read yet heavy in its artistryThink of Robert

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    Read Jamrach's Menagerie review Ì eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB × Carol Birch Carol Birch × 7 Download This is one of those books where I really would like to know what the judges for the Man Booker Prize were thinking when they picked it over 100 other contenders to be longlisted for the prize for 2011 That's why I read it Parts of it have promise The story starts with this young boy Jaffy who lives at the very edge of the Thames river described uncomfortably well in a way only rivaled by Stephen King Good but not good It puts yo

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    Jamrach's Menagerie (kindle Pdf) author Carol Birch – TXT, Kindle eBook and Epub Read I picked this one to read because it was on the longlist for the Booker Prize I started it when I first took it home from th

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  • Paperback
  • 348
  • Jamrach's Menagerie
  • Carol Birch
  • English
  • 21 February 2019
  • 9781847676573

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Jamrach's Menagerie Free read µ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Strike up a friendship Before he knows it Jaffy finds himself on board a ship bound for the South Sea The intensity the deep feeling the strong relationships the joys the horrors the experiences the adventures are all described so wonderfully by the author through the senses of Jaffy Brown in the first person that I shall not even attempt to tell you about them You need to read the book for yourself Short listed for the Man Booker Prize in 2011 I cannot imagine how good the eventual winner must ve been in the eyes of the judges to have beaten Jamarach s MenagerieTowards the end I was beginning to think of alternative titles for the book Jaffy s Oceans or The Long Voyage of Jaffy Brown came to mind but I suppose that the title is appropriate as it all started when eight year old Jaf Brown stroked the nose of a Bengal tiger which had broken loose from Jemrach s Menagerie and he was carried off by the magnificent beast This incident is based on fact The rest of the story is mostly based on fiction I can t tell you the other fact without ruining the reading for you But I ll tell you about one if the early events which told me that I was going to love this book On the day following the tiger incident Mr Jamrach sent his boy Tim round to find Jaffy and to buy him a raspberry puff Jaffy had never sampled raspberry or cream or puff pastry in his eight years on Earth The description of his happiness as he enjoys his first bite of this wonderful experience is guaranteed to make you enjoy it with him How far from his previous life of scraping through the stinking sewers of Bermondsey could be this new joy There he Tim stood with his hands in his pockets and watched me eat the raspberry puff The first bite was so bitterly sweet the corners if my mouth ached So beautiful a film of tears stung my eyes Then the pain dispersed and there was only delightTim eventually becomes Jaffy s very best friend and that friendship has its ups and downs Some of them are very severe I suppose one could argue that Tim s sister Ishbel becomes Jaffy s best friend but I am not about to enter a debate on the matter because it doesn t really matter Be warned that there are some very moving sad parts to this story If you are not careful you could end up joining melancholics anonymous before you re finished but you should read it You will not regret it

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Jamrach's Menagerie Free read µ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB S animal His life is transformed by the encounter Plucked from the jaws of death by Mr Jamrach the two I found this book at the library sale shelves The cover attracted my attention first and after reading the first paragraph I was hooked I was born twice First in a wooden room that jutted out over the black water of the Thames and then again eight years later in the Highway when the tiger took me in his mouth and everything truly beganHow could I resist finding out what happened nextA word of advice though I did not read the blurb on the book jacket when I bought the book I did not read the GR blurb either which I have just discovered uotes the cover blurb exactly The trouble is that blurb is pretty much a condensed version of the book Because I dove in without knowing any of the details given in the blurb I was surprised when dramatic events happened and never knew until the very end how Jaffy s adventure would turn out This made the book dramatic I mean if you expect this that and the other to happen where is the thrill of reading something for the first time So don t read the blurbs just read the bookBut be prepared for some gruesome passages and lots of detailed descriptions of throwing up It is in many ways a dark and disgusting tale The author recreates the living conditions of the Thames waterfront of the 1800 s in gory detail Before Jaffy meets his tiger he plays in a river that is practically all raw sewage and when he is hired at the Menagerie of the title he loves the animal stench of the place because even in its rankness it smells better than the river With this author s help it is not hard to imagine oneself living back in the good old days And being thankful that at least some things are better these daysI was captivated throughout much of the book and I must say the waterspout storm at sea passage was one of the most dramatic I have ever read But somehow during the long slog after the storm I lost focus and just wanted the excruciatingly detailed section that followed to be finished Perhaps I was too intensely there in the story and that is why I wanted out All I know is that I was relieved when the end came but was also disappointed in how it arrived Overall the book had its moments but I don t think I would read by this author

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Jamrach's Menagerie Free read µ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Jaffy Brown is running through the London backstreets when he comes face to face with an escaped circu This was a really interesting read It starts out almost like a Dickens novel except colorful Young impoverished boy in Victorian London falls in with wild characters goes on adventures etc But it took a dreadfully dark turn that shocked the hell out of me and left me disturbed for days So be prepared for that this is much than the average coming of age adventure story In retrospect there were hints of a wild dark vein earlier in the story I just wasn t prepared for HOW dark the novel was going to go I think my favorite part of the novel was the rocky friendship between Jaffy and Tim simply because it seemed so honest and complicated and not idealized at all Tim is a great character an utter little shit as a child but still charming somehow and complex and enigmatic as a young man He occasionally teases Jaffy but there are other times when he is achingly sweet like the scene in the ship where he holds Jaffy s hand after a bad dream and when he brings up the tiger story to give Jaffy the chance to earn the respect of others on the ship Jaffy s feelings for Tim are eually complicated he resents his teasing bitterly and is deeply jealous both of Tim s golden beauty and his close bond with his twin sister who Jaffy is in love with in a heady feverous very teenage way but he also seems very attached to and at times proud of Tim Wonderful historical fiction extremely vivid and interesting and filled with great characters but be prepared to follow them into some very dark places