Whale Music Kindle ePUB / PDF ↠ Paul Quarrington – Kindle, DOC & PDF Download

Paul Quarrington ✓ 4 review

Whale Music

F Toronto This girl has made the trek to Des’s hideaway because she believes in the “Whale Music” and she’s crazy enough to think that Des can make a comeback hit with his mad magnum op. Paul uarrington is a funny uirky writer Whale Music as did King Leary reminds me of Dickens Christmas Carol The protagonist must deal with the ghosts of the past present futureDes Howl ne Desmond Howell has a lot of ghosts People drugs alcohol he has them all But he has also retained his musical genius How Des finds a way to carry on with his life is the focus of this storyI liked a lot of Whale Music but some parts made me uncomfortable The scenes in Des studio while he was writing Whale Music were great His description of his parents was laugh out loud funny in parts I understand that the relationship between Claire Des was central to his redemption as it as but I found their age difference disturbing the relationship itself underdeveloped I m sure the rock roll lifestyle hasn t changed that much in almost 30 years so overall I appreciated this look into a completely different world

characters Whale Music

Ly doughnuts and occasionally works on his masterpiece “Whale Music” One day upon awakening from his usual drunken stupor Des discovers on his sofa a young alien from the faraway universe o. My four star rating might be generous especially since I ve been pretty critical with other books I ve read this year There were certainly a few things I didn t like under age groupies and the tired idea that descriptions of nude male corpulence make for automatic humour meets honesty but at the same time this book really read well It was hard to put down even when I told myself I would stop the next whale heading chapter segmentI got here by way of the Rheostatics as I think many readers did I didn t listen to them much in high school and it s only been the past year that I ve been paying them attention yet somehow a lot of their music really takes me back to my teenage headspace and I can t say why This book brought me there too what with the elements of depression psychosis and self medication that were a freuent part of conversations And the way that these people are drawn to one another Claire drawn to Desmond because I think they can share this knowledge of not being normal of not being okay The co morbidity of depression and substance abuse in Desmond struck me especially in how you can tell those around him want to simplify it into one or the other when really you can tI would ve loved this book as a teenager too especially with my significant appreciation of classic rock bands and culture It s the fact that I find that culture toxic now that made me uncomfortable but that makes this book relevant to the current zeitgeist of pulling apart previously well protected celebrities guilty of abuse in the past because it very much taps into that scene

Read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Paul Quarrington

Des Howell is a former rock ‘n’ roll star who never leaves his secluded oceanfront mansion Naked rich and fabulously deranged he subsists on a steady diet of whiskey pharmaceuticals and jel. 35 stars rounding up to 4 due to my love of the Rheostatics who were heavily influenced by this bookToo clever by half way too proud of its own inventiveness but a good hearted little fictionalization of the Brian Wilson story I read it due to its connection with the Canadian band Rheostatics who named their third album Whale Music and later created the music for the movie based on the book The book was beneficial in that it made me want to re listen to the Beach Boys and also to read about the troubles of Brian Wilson Creating a nubile 16 year old who hangs around naked has a perfect ass was abused as a child and is a groupie yet is this perfect muse for Dez Howl and is also a well rounded character would seem to be a hard trick to pull off and uarrington doesn t pull it off Beware the fiction writers who lead descriptions of every female character with the size and shape of their breasts Philip K Dick I m looking at you here Still seeing the narrative roots of what the Rheostatics were trying to emulate when writing Torue Torue Claire Song of Flight and others made it a fun tie in to a band whose music I ve admired for years For the Rheos angle probably worth a read If you like Brian Wilson et al you might dig this literary diversion If you re looking for deep insights or fully fleshed characters this might not be it


About the Author: Paul Quarrington

Paul uarrington was a novelist and musician an award winning screenwriter filmmaker and an acclaimed non fiction writer His last novel The Ravine was published in March 2008 His previous novel Galveston was nominated for the Giller; Whale Music won the Governor General’s Award for Fiction uarrington won the Stephen Leacock Medal for King Leary a title that also won the 2008 Canada Reads c



10 thoughts on “Whale Music

  1. says:

    I am not sure what it was exactly but I loved this uirky little book

  2. says:

    35 stars rounding up to 4 due to my love of the Rheostatics who were heavily influenced by this bookToo clever by half way too proud of its own inventiveness but a good hearted little fictionalization of the Brian Wilson story I read it due to its connection with the Canadian band Rheostatics who named their third album Whale Music and later created the music for the movie based on the book The book was beneficial in that it mad

  3. says:

    You might say that winning the Governor General's Award is enough to recommend Whale Music but when books win awards like this it m

  4. says:

    My four star rating might be generous especially since I've been pretty critical with other books I've read this year There were certainly a few things I didn't like under age groupies and the tired idea that descriptions of nude male corpulence make for automatic humour meets honesty but at the same time this book really read well

  5. says:

    Some parts were funny some parts were weird and some parts were boring While you can't help but like the main character most of the others were too cartoonish Just an okay book for me

  6. says:

    Loved it Thought it was funny poignant sad original I'd loaded this on to my kindle a while ago over a year ago and I had no idea what it was about The narrator has a believable and entertaining voice he's a bit nuts for sure; a musical genius who does a little too much destructive self medication Beneath his genius his eccentricities and his cynicism is pain I loved how the author was able to layer all of that so effectively Didn't reali

  7. says:

    Paul uarrington is a funny uirky writer Whale Music as did King Leary reminds me of Dickens Christmas Carol The pr

  8. says:

    This novel to me is the uintessential Rock and Roll novel Desmond Howl's life as a rock star has broken him and we meet him

  9. says:

    I am not sure what to make of this book It is a uirky strange sort of read with a uirky strange sort of protagonist and cast of supporting characters But still I found it very compelling and engaging to read

  10. says:

    fabulously funny and sad

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *