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Title: A beautifully written voyage into melancholia
Content: A book focussed around loss. Mother, brothers (to war), father (to PTSD), wife, boat, quall (to release). Yet so beautifully written, full of wonderful descriptions, it was a total joy to read.
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Title: A beautifully crafted novel
Content: Limberlost is yet another beautiful novel from Robbie Arnott. There’s less of the magical realism in this, yet there’s still the beauty and magic of the natural world. Limberlost is a place. It’s the orchard belonging to Ned West’s family; but all Ned can think about is sailing in a boat of his own, far from life in Limberlost. The story moves back and forth between Ned’s childhood and his adulthood. Ned’s older brothers go away to fight in WW2, and he lives with his father and older sister. Their lives revolve around worry for the brothers and the apple crop. Ned is struggling as the brother left behind, so he decides to trap rabbits and sell their fur in order to buy his own boat. When he accidentally traps a quoll, only he and Callie (who lives on the next farm and is his best friend Jackbirds sister) know. He decides to nurse it back to health. Ned’s childhood is seen through three significant moments: the capture of the quoll, the rebuilding of a Huon pine boat, and years before when his father borrowed a boat and took his children out to look at the whales. Many years later, Ned still remembers these moments. It was interesting (and sobering) to read about mans, and Neds, impact on the land: how his crop spraying may have been the cause of his wife’s cancer, and how colonisation was the reason why the orchard was his and not the native people’s anymore. This is such a gentle, gorgeously written novel, and utterly devastating in parts. Even the description of Ned sanding his boat was told with such tenderness - the reader is there, inhaling the scent of pine. This is yet another utterly entrancing novel from Robbie Arnott. I’m most definitely a fan.
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Title: Enchanting Coming of Age Story
Content: Let me start by saying that I am a huge fan of Robbie Arnott. I picked up Limberlost with specific expectations based on his previous work and while they were not fully met, I was enchanted with this nonetheless. Limberlost is a simple coming-of-age story. We follow a teenaged Ned through a transformative summer on the family orchard. While his older brothers are away in the war, Ned is left home with his hard-working, stoic father and his equally staid older sister. He spends his days working on the orchard and trapping and hunting rabbits. He sells their pelts in town ostensibly to help the soldiers but secretly to raise money to buy himself a small boat which will give him a certain freedom and independence. Ned is a quiet, serious young man who has a deep sense of connection to his environment. Limberlost, the name of the family orchard, is located in a river valley in Tasmania and Ned is well acquainted with the flora and fauna of his home. This relationship between man and nature is at the core of all of Arnott's writing and while it is certainly more subtle in this novel, it is still present. Throughout the novel, Arnott flashes back and forwards in time giving us a sense of what inspires Ned and how this summer has shaped him into a man. While we witness Ned mature and evolve, we are also given insight into the changing landscape of Tasmania through the use and abuse of man. This is the third novel I've read by Robbie Arnott and Limberlost is, by far, the most straightforward. The reasons that my expectations weren't met had nothing to do with being let down by the story or the characters, it was that I fell in love with his previous two books (The Rain Heron and Flames) due to the elements of magical realism that were stitched throughout. They felt at once sumptuous and ethereal. Limberlost has the same moments of stunning beauty but feels far more grounded a story. Although I was far more smitten with Arnott's previous two books, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this novel to anyone. It's a very sweet, heartfelt, and simple story.
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Title: Coming-of-age in Tasmania
Content: I really loved this sensitive and poignant coming-of-age story about Ned West, a young boy growing up on the family orchard in Tasmania. We follow him throughout his life but the focus is mainly on one summer when as a 15-year-old he sets his heart on buying a boat. A quiet and gentle boy he is reserved and reticent, just like his brothers and father. Constantly trying to find his place amongst these three more competent men, and always desperate to gain his father’s approval, Ned tries to live up to expectations but finds it hard to express himself. It’s a thoughtful and insightful book, an exploration of fathers and sons, and what it means to become a man at a time of war, to which both his brothers go. The landscape is vividly described, the trees of the orchard, the animals, the local families. I found it a truly compelling read.
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Title: I just didn’t like it
Content: I gave up reading this at page 76. Not much had happened and I found it too slow and was tired of descriptions of hunting and shooting rabbits. It may improve but I honestly don’t have the will to read any more of this.
Rating:
Title: A beautifully written voyage into melancholia
Content: A book focussed around loss. Mother, brothers (to war), father (to PTSD), wife, boat, quall (to release). Yet so beautifully written, full of wonderful descriptions, it was a total joy to read.
Rating:
Title: A beautifully crafted novel
Content: Limberlost is yet another beautiful novel from Robbie Arnott. There’s less of the magical realism in this, yet there’s still the beauty and magic of the natural world. Limberlost is a place. It’s the orchard belonging to Ned West’s family; but all Ned can think about is sailing in a boat of his own, far from life in Limberlost. The story moves back and forth between Ned’s childhood and his adulthood. Ned’s older brothers go away to fight in WW2, and he lives with his father and older sister. Their lives revolve around worry for the brothers and the apple crop. Ned is struggling as the brother left behind, so he decides to trap rabbits and sell their fur in order to buy his own boat. When he accidentally traps a quoll, only he and Callie (who lives on the next farm and is his best friend Jackbirds sister) know. He decides to nurse it back to health. Ned’s childhood is seen through three significant moments: the capture of the quoll, the rebuilding of a Huon pine boat, and years before when his father borrowed a boat and took his children out to look at the whales. Many years later, Ned still remembers these moments. It was interesting (and sobering) to read about mans, and Neds, impact on the land: how his crop spraying may have been the cause of his wife’s cancer, and how colonisation was the reason why the orchard was his and not the native people’s anymore. This is such a gentle, gorgeously written novel, and utterly devastating in parts. Even the description of Ned sanding his boat was told with such tenderness - the reader is there, inhaling the scent of pine. This is yet another utterly entrancing novel from Robbie Arnott. I’m most definitely a fan.
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