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Cleaver By Tim Parks

Overweight and overwrought Howard Cleaver London's most successful journalist abruptly abandons home partner mistresses and above all television the instrument that brought him identity and power It is the autumn of 2004 and Cleaver has recently enjoyed the celebrity attending his memorable interview with the Pres This is a challenging book because it s written in stream of consciousness style which might be off putting to some However I found that aspect amusing because Cleaver s over active suirrel brain reminds me of my own leaping from subject to subject as I typically do But the story is a good one wherein a decent man is played and manipulated throughout his life although he does a fair bit of the same achieving great heights of celebrity and accomplishment But at about age 60 sorry can t remember specifically grief stricken and at the end of his rope he takes his overweight and out of shape body and his tech addicted co dependent mind off on a crazy uest to find some kind of peace and independence some place in the world where he can either end it all or find himself He rents a very rustic cabin on the edge of the wilderness where he doesn t speak the language of the locals and thus is misunderstood mistrusted and insulated from humanity until the end of the book One of the interesting aspects of the story is the immersion in rural German culture Cleaver is also completely unprepared for the harshness of the winter in this mountain setting and almost dies as a result The story is resolved when he demonstrates his core decency stands up for himself feels he is of value and rejects the manipulating nastiness of those who should love him his family In a sense he finds a new family in a very different placeI could only give this book 4 stars because there were a couple of errors of logic in it which revealed a need for a bit editing and the book is confusing enough with its switches between tense and point of view but I frankly couldn t put it down and I still ten days later think of the protagonist as a real person I m glad I read it and I heartily recommend it but it s a challenging read Bottom line if you re middle aged and you re interested in seeing a character bust loose from convention and finally at midlife find his own way this is a fantastic story

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E and the interminable clamour of the public voiceWeeks later snowed in at five thousand feet harangued by voices from the past and humiliated by his inability to understand the Tyrolese peasants he relies on for food and whisky Cleaver discovers that there is nowhere so noisy and so dangerous as the solitary mind At first I thought this was a bad translation but apparently in English readers have trouble getting used to the weird grammar too Nonetheless when you ve read your share of Saramago it doesn t take very long to get used to the writing style In fact my brain found it fun to guess every sentence which perspective was being used So for me this wasn t a reason to stop reading Yes the wide open ending but isn t that the same for all of us every night when we go to bed Not knowing what the hell your life is going to look like the next day So yeah bonus points for Parks Minus points for the excessive blah blah about sex like women are just things to use and then throw away But that s the main character s point of view of course

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Ident of the United States and suffered uncomfortable scrutiny following the publication of his elder son's novelised autobiography He flies to Milan and heads deep into the South Tyrol fetching up in the village of Luttach His uest to find a remote mountain hut to get beyond the reach of email and the mobile phon f

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  • Cleaver By Tim Parks
  • Tim Parks
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  • 15 June 2019
  • 9780099481393

About the Author: Tim Parks

Born in Manchester in 1954 Tim Parks grew up in London and studied at Cambridge and Harvard In 1981 he moved to Italy where he has lived ever since raising a family of three children He has written fourteen novels including Europa shortlisted for the Booker prize Destiny Cleaver and most recently In ExtremisDuring the nineties he wrote two personal and highly popular accounts of his lif



10 thoughts on “Cleaver By Tim Parks

  1. says:

    This is a challenging book because it's written in stream of consciousness style which might be off putting to some However I found that aspect amusing because Cleaver's over active suirrel brain reminds me of my own leaping from subject to subject as I typically do But the story is a good one wherein a decent man is played and m

  2. says:

    I’m a fan of Tim Parks’ writing but this one didn’t uite work for me Great premise older high profile media celebrity think British Dan Rather decides to leave his career and his conflicted relationships with his wife and son and retreat alone to a remote media free cabin in the Swiss Alps I was interested in his adjustment to solitude than his withdrawal from media and there just wasn’t enough of the f

  3. says:

    The writing and structure of the storytelling in this book was note worthy Indeed I wish I were able to write like Tim Parks But the s

  4. says:

    It is rare to read a book that delves this deeply into the consciousness of its main character A brilliant study of estrangement

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  6. says:

    Good read Memorable characters

  7. says:

    At first I thought this was a bad translation but apparently in English readers have trouble getting used to the weird grammar too Nonetheless when you've read your share of Saramago it doesn't take very long to get used to the writing style In fact my brain found it fun to guess every sentence which perspective was being used So for me this wasn't a reason to stop reading Yes the wide open ending but isn't that the same for all o

  8. says:

    Neutral positive No regrets but no need to read again either

  9. says:

    I have no baggage he declared Nothing So says Harold Cleaver upon his hasty departure from London but he takes a great deal of emotional baggage with himA well known TV personality Cleaver has a reputation of bein

  10. says:

    International media personality goes into hiding in the wake of character assassination For the first time in his life Harold Cleaver

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