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Gould's Book of Fish Once Upon A Time, When The Earth Was Still Young, Before The Fish In The Sea And All The Living Things On Land Began To Be Destroyed, A Man Named William Buelow Gould Was Sentenced To Life Imprisonment At The Most Feared Penal Colony In The British Empire, And There Ordered To Paint A Book Of Fish He Fell In Love With The Black Mistress Of The Warder And Discovered Too Late That To Love Is Not Safe He Attempted To Keep A Record Of The Strange Reality He Saw In Prison, Only To Realize That History Is Not Written By Those Who Are RuledAcclaimed As A Masterpiece Around The World, Gould S Book Of Fish Is At Once A Marvelously Imagined Epic Of Nineteenth Century Australia And A Contemporary Fable, A Tale Of Horror, And A Celebration Of Love, All Transformed By A Convict Painter Into Pictures Of Fish


About the Author: Richard Flanagan

Richard Flanagan born 1961 is an author, historian and film director from Tasmania, Australia He was president of the Tasmania University Union and a Rhodes Scholar Each of his novels has attracted major praise His first, Death of a River Guide 1994 , was short listed for the Miles Franklin Award, as were his next two, The Sound of One Hand Clapping 1997 and Gould s Book of Fish 2001.



10 thoughts on “Gould's Book of Fish

  1. says:

    If, like Gould, we gaze into life s ocean and paint what we sea, will the fish be like us, the fish be like me The answer is yes.When, like Gould, we search for the hero to our history, the savior of our story and find that files were god s joke on memory and that beauty is life s revolt against life, is it ok, like Percy Shelly, to pause and reflect


  2. says:

    There are times when, as a book reviewer, it is tempting to simply put the adjectives on hold when mere descriptors seem paltry next to the indescribable beauty of the book itself Richard Flanagan s Gould s Book of Fish is that kind of book Reading it open mouthed, gasping at the richness and complexity of the text that clearly defies categorisation and classificatio


  3. says:

    A book this big offers an entire sea of woe and wonder as well as aquatic metaphors It s about life, love, and death as well as the importance of truth and how slippery like a fish it can be It s a fascinating history of Sarah Island, home of a notorious 19th century penal colony in Van Diemen s Land now Tasmania And it features as much blood, sweat, tears, pus and poo


  4. says:

    Gould s Book of Fish is a modern postmodern parahistorical novel I can t define what it does exactly mean but it sounds great.I had begun with the comforting conclusion that books are the tongue of divine wisdom, and had ended only with the thin hunch that all books are grand follies, destined forever to be misunderstood.All the history of humankind is a history


  5. says:

    Fish Well, why not Maybe we have lost the ability, that sixth sense that allows us to see the miracles and have visions and understand that we are something other, larger than we have been told Maybe evolution has been going on in reverse longer than I suspect, and we are already sad, dumb fish.Hard to argue with that, although any resemblance I may share with the p


  6. says:

    This is a beautifully written book but it is not for me I was fascinated with William Buelow Gould and I also love anything to do with fish I fish, flyfishing, paint and love fish So why didn t this book appeal to me Well I really don t know.And as for the ending, well it was sheer fantasyShame, an excellent author but then I really think that the hard life of living in a br


  7. says:

    This novel of life in a penal colony on Sarah Island off Tasmania in the 1820 s could be characterized as a scatological tragicomedy, as historical fantasy, and as a satire of the human race along the lines of Swift or Voltaire The character William Gould, sentenced to life imprisonment for forgery he didn t commit, recounts his pathway of survival and tenuous hold on sanity a


  8. says:

    This is such a truly different bookon life, on art, on fish, on the development of Van Diemen s Land and neighboring islands It s fact and fiction and myth Sometimes difficult to read but ultimately very worthwhile Is it hallucination imagination mysticism erotic fantasy a gross combination of all and summarized in the world of fish and man.This Novel in Twelve Fish is so much


  9. says:

    This book lies well beyond this reviewer s abilities.


  10. says:

    An afterthought I ran into this rave review here the other dayhttp www.goodreads.com review show and it made me think whew, an intelligent human being not only liked this pile of self congratulatory rat s feces but loved it and wanted to marry it so this made me thinkMAYBE I WAS A LITTLE HASTYDamn, I hate it when I m not 100% right about everything all the time.Now I have to get thi


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