Going West For all the promise of his name Jack Skeat cannot be a poet His friend Rex Petley eel catcher girl chaser motorbike rider takes that prize Is he also a murderer And why forty years later does he

  • Title: Going West
  • Author: Maurice Gee
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 203
  • Format: Paperback
  • For all the promise of his name, Jack Skeat cannot be a poet His friend Rex Petley eel catcher, girl chaser, motorbike rider takes that prize Is he also a murderer And why, forty years later, does he drown out on the Gulf Jack has to find out, and is drawn to examine their lives Going West has long been regarded as one of the most autobiographical of Maurice Gee sFor all the promise of his name, Jack Skeat cannot be a poet His friend Rex Petley eel catcher, girl chaser, motorbike rider takes that prize Is he also a murderer And why, forty years later, does he drown out on the Gulf Jack has to find out, and is drawn to examine their lives Going West has long been regarded as one of the most autobiographical of Maurice Gee s novels.

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    1. (view spoiler)[Bettie's BooksThe rating, any status updates, and those bookshelves, indicate my feelings for this book. (hide spoiler)]

    2. I also found this one through that wonderful NZ Book Council promotion, and am so glad I finally got around to reading it; Gee is a beautiful writer and I loved the theme of the tension between creativity and preservation. I really liked the way Petley's poems are described but not reproduced, and I especially liked Gee's subtle suggestion of "arrangement and description," in different ways, as the work of both archivists and poets. All in all, thoroughly worth the interlibrary loan fee.

    3. Really intriguing. Took quite a while to get me hooked, but it all came together as I got to know the characters, and as the story tightened. I really liked the collection of flawed, believable characters and realistic, complicated relationships. I liked how the characters and their relationships evolved as the story unfolded. I attempted to read this book years ago and didn't make it past the first few chapters - I'm really pleased that I gave it another try.

    4. Really close to a "2" tbh. Beautifully written bt so so undernourished contentwise, just some irritating old writer rambling away abt his uneventful life. I've loved all the other Gee I've read tho, so maybe I'm missing something.

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