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  1. Thomas Thomas says:

    I absolutly hated this book, i had to read it for VCE english and i disliked every minute i spent with these characters turning each page was a challenge becuase of how much i despised these people and the situations they are in Terribly disapointing.


  2. Nathan Nathan says:

    Imagine if you could take a glance at a moment in your life Would it be a dramatic life changing event of a simple string of occurrences that lead you down the beaten path This is exactly what Tim Winton has tried to explore in his book Minimum of Two This anthology of short stories produces many windows into brief moments in time and life Chronology is a powerful element of these stories and whilst each story is unique there are two recurring characters interwoven throughout the book It is Imagine if you could take a glance at a moment in your life Would it be a dramatic life changing event of a simple string of occurrences that lead you down the beaten path This is exactly what Tim Winton has tried to explore in his book Minimum of Two This anthology of short stories produces many windows into brief moments in time and life Chronology is a powerful element of these stories and whilst each story is unique there are two recurring characters interwoven throughout the book It is mesmerising to bear witness to so many lives in these stories and empowering to see Jerra and Rachel fight for their own lives.Change is one of the most powerful elements of Minimum of Two for many reasons The book takes the reader on a journey into the lives of many characters The book only shows one experience for each of the characters and as such introduces a new dimension for the reader to be immersed in Winton create moments in a person s life that may not always be dramatically life changing but are in no way insignificant This is clear in the story of Distant Lands which depicts a young girl trying to find her place in the world The events in this story are by no means dramatic and yet are overflowing with underlying drama It is a story about the unfortunately nicknamed Fat Maz The young girl spends her days taking care of her parent s newsagency and wondering what she is doing with her life Everything changes when a mysterious dark man enters and begins reading, but never purchasing, Distant Lands It is this simple but beautiful change in her daily life that empowers her to find great purpose in her life and leave the tired confines of her family It is breathtaking to see just how small a change is needed to affect the rest of our lives.The only characters in the book to be featured inthan one story are Jerra and Rachel Winton has created a disjoined and purposeful view into the experiences this married couple face throughout their lives This element of time is an interesting factor for the Jerra and Rachel stories You become a helpless observer to their lives as you watch them grow and change One of the biggest transformations witnessed through the book comes from Rachel, as Jerra explains, she d had the life torn from her as well as the child She has become placid and withdraws after the birth of her baby and as such is portrayed as quite a weak character which is supported by Keane 2006 , Rachel struggles with ill health and depression but finds her way through to the future The gradual transition she makes is empowering to observe as she comes back to the strong individual she once was, After twenty years of confirming her own ineptitude, Rachel found she was strong Bearing witness to time passing by and characters developing deeper with every moment is what makes this book so engaging The nature of the short stories is that they do require some reflection before moving onto the next In life we need to stop and think about what we have just experienced and it is no different from Minimum of Two.Water appears as one of the most defining qualities about many of Tim Winton s works including Breath, Cloudstreet and the Lockie Leonard trilogy In Minimum of Two this element is highlighted and embraced on several levels in the text It appears as a form of renewal and cleansing in many of the short stories It is particularly notable in Blood and Water where the reader witnesses the birth of young Sam In this story water appears as the very catalyst of birth and life within the first sentence, Rachel laughed and there was water down her leg It s coming she said Whilst this is a particularly profound use of water as the sign of life it also makes very notable statements in other stories such as Laps An editorial in The Age stated that, As in others of these stories, water, specifically the ocean, operates as a powerful symbol of renewal, of life urges, of cleansing This has particular significance to understanding the function of not only the stories in Minimum of Two but also in understanding Tim Winton himself.There are multitudes of ways to explore and enjoy Tim Winton s Minimum of Two, but it is in the elegance of simplicity that it truly shines It is the way in which Winton has crafted stories of change, growth and the deceptively mundane that makes it such a powerful book to read It is not often that a book will come along and make you reassess the experiences of your life How we acknowledge and observe the fundamentals of life determines where it will take us in the future as well as appreciating the here and now


  3. Francis Francis says:

    The prose in this book is relatively effective, but its portrayal of gender relations definitely caused me to raise an eyebrow Most of the men in this book are portrayed as childish, callous, or perverted, while the women are generally presented as helpless victims, or resentful nannies who have to supervise their idiot husbands The one exception would be Queenie s story, which portrays quite a healthy partnership.I think I m being a bit over sensitive here anyways This is a decent selection The prose in this book is relatively effective, but its portrayal of gender relations definitely caused me to raise an eyebrow Most of the men in this book are portrayed as childish, callous, or perverted, while the women are generally presented as helpless victims, or resentful nannies who have to supervise their idiot husbands The one exception would be Queenie s story, which portrays quite a healthy partnership.I think I m being a bit over sensitive here anyways This is a decent selection of short stories, and thoughcharacter driven than plot driven, it s a decent read but if you need an incredibly interesting plot to get you through this, the everyday trials of this characters may prove a little drab


  4. Ash Ash says:

    I write this review the night before I intend to walk into my Literature assessment exam for this book, at first I was reluctant to read it, I ve never been one for short stories However, it was the life my teacher so easily gave these characters, these people in a book that amazed me and brought me to appreciate this bookthan I would have four weeks ago The truth is I really dislike short stories, I love writing, I hate writing short stories and by extension I dislike reading them Howe I write this review the night before I intend to walk into my Literature assessment exam for this book, at first I was reluctant to read it, I ve never been one for short stories However, it was the life my teacher so easily gave these characters, these people in a book that amazed me and brought me to appreciate this bookthan I would have four weeks ago The truth is I really dislike short stories, I love writing, I hate writing short stories and by extension I dislike reading them However, I may have to reconsider this view, Tim Winton has entirely changed my view on short stories and potentially even Australian authors As usual, with any collection of short stories I comment upon a certain number of the stories, so here we go Forest Winter I really enjoyed the ties to the Australian outback, the very nature of the landscape which is captured so brilliantly in this story I also really connected with Jerra as a character, I admired his courage and continuing strength as he struggled to provide for his family The Water Was Dark And It Went Forever Down This was perhaps one of my favorites from the text, it was very different in some aspects contrasted strength and weakness In this story we see a young girl struggling to live with her mother who is struggling following her husband leaving her We catch a very interesting glimpse into this relationship and how such an even has changed it, in particular we see how the girl strives for freedom from this I really found it rather creepy, perhaps is the word to use in order to describe it The language is also very descriptive Death Belongs To The Dead, His Father Told Him, And Sadness To The Sad This was another of my favorites and I recommend if you are to read this book do not give up before this story, it will remain with you long after you read it I have barely anything else to say about this story other than Read it.All in all, after finally carefully unpicking the aspects of these short stories that makes them as they are I have come to appreciate themthan I could have imagined possible, it has also lifted what would have been a two star rating to at the very least a four star rating as I very much enjoyed the time we spent reading this collection of stories.4 Stars


  5. ZannahL ZannahL says:

    Although I love his depictions of Western Australia this is not the best of Winton s books Given it was first published in the late 80s perhaps it shows how quickly he matured to write something like Cloudstreet a mere four years later However being a collection of short stories it can be easily digested The other thing that struck me while reading the book was how quickly mobile technology has taken over our lives, the despair of Jerra racing to get to the nearest small town in Forest Winte Although I love his depictions of Western Australia this is not the best of Winton s books Given it was first published in the late 80s perhaps it shows how quickly he matured to write something like Cloudstreet a mere four years later However being a collection of short stories it can be easily digested The other thing that struck me while reading the book was how quickly mobile technology has taken over our lives, the despair of Jerra racing to get to the nearest small town in Forest Winter to get asthma medication for his wife, without a mobile phone on hand to call ahead, comes across as almost quaint Whether this is a good or bad thing is up to the individual s opinion.I thought the story Death belongs to the dead, his father told him, and sadness to the sad was a beautiful and lyric tale, and to my mind the jewel of this collection It has certainly stayed with me the longest


  6. Caillin Caillin says:

    My actual rating would be 3.5It s well written and highly descriptive in an unusual way that reminds me of the work of Markus Zusack in The Book ThiefThe brashness of vulgar descriptions was something I was both somewhat embarrassed to read and valued the honesty in what was written, how it was hardly self censoredI found it very hard to maintain focus on the story with the heavy amount of ambience description, but when I was able to focus reading often felt like just experiencing a stream of co My actual rating would be 3.5It s well written and highly descriptive in an unusual way that reminds me of the work of Markus Zusack in The Book ThiefThe brashness of vulgar descriptions was something I was both somewhat embarrassed to read and valued the honesty in what was written, how it was hardly self censoredI found it very hard to maintain focus on the story with the heavy amount of ambience description, but when I was able to focus reading often felt like just experiencing a stream of consciousness The book was also a very heavy read for me, often the depressing subject matter felt a bit too much, not that it was very traumatising really, there just wasn t a break it felt from the somber atmosphere driven throughout the book this made reading it all in one go a bit of a struggle mentally


  7. Nick Parkinson Nick Parkinson says:

    Tim Winton is a phenomenon Like The Thing Around Your Neck , Minimum of Two thrilled me Short stories may just be my new fetish, and I can t wait to read Tsiolkas Merciless Gods Winton was young when he wrote this, and I cannot believe the confidence with which he writes Each word is precise His prose is balanced a masterclass in creating suspense through description The final story, Blood and Water , is particularly haunting This should be compulsory reading for any Winton fan an Tim Winton is a phenomenon Like The Thing Around Your Neck , Minimum of Two thrilled me Short stories may just be my new fetish, and I can t wait to read Tsiolkas Merciless Gods Winton was young when he wrote this, and I cannot believe the confidence with which he writes Each word is precise His prose is balanced a masterclass in creating suspense through description The final story, Blood and Water , is particularly haunting This should be compulsory reading for any Winton fan and is an early, subtle deliberation on masculinity


  8. Boy Blue Boy Blue says:

    You can really see Winton polishing his prose and fashioning it into a formidable weapon In terms of quality this set of stories sits somewhere between Scission and The Turning Jerra and Rachel s stories have the same links that The Turning has There s also a Queenie follow up story from The Shallows The whole book has a weird effect though because it feels like Winton has butchered a discarded novel and then stuffed it with other odds and ends The stories are still strong but you re left w You can really see Winton polishing his prose and fashioning it into a formidable weapon In terms of quality this set of stories sits somewhere between Scission and The Turning Jerra and Rachel s stories have the same links that The Turning has There s also a Queenie follow up story from The Shallows The whole book has a weird effect though because it feels like Winton has butchered a discarded novel and then stuffed it with other odds and ends The stories are still strong but you re left wantingfrom Jerra and Rachel


  9. teresa miller teresa miller says:

    Seriously the most bone dry, soul sucking book I ve ever read I would give it a 0 star if it was possible 144 pages of pointless nonsense that drags on and on The only story that is passable is No memory comes, which is about a boy who is not even relevant to the overall main cast Jerra and Rachel Even still, 0 10 would not recommend.


  10. Emily Parker Emily Parker says:

    Probsof a 2.5 tbh


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Minimum of Two [Read] ➭ Minimum of Two Author Tim Winton – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Tim Winton s characters are ordinary people who battle to maintain loyalty against all odds women, children, men whose relationships strain under pressure and leave them bewildered, hoping, sometimes Tim Winton s characters are ordinary people who battle to maintain loyalty against all odds women, children, men whose relationships strain under pressure and leave them bewildered, hoping, Minimum of PDF/EPUB or sometimes fleeing, but often finding strength in forgotten parts of themselves.

  • Paperback
  • 160 pages
  • Minimum of Two
  • Tim Winton
  • English
  • 01 October 2019

About the Author: Tim Winton

Tim Winton was born in Perth, Western Australia, but moved at a young age to the small country town of AlbanyWhile a student at Curtin University of Technology, Minimum of PDF/EPUB or Winton wrote his first novel, An Open Swimmer It went on to win The Australian Vogel Literary Award in , and launched his writing career In fact, he wrote the best part of three books while at university His second book, Shallows, won the Miles Franklin Award in It wasn t until Cloudstreet was published in , however, that his career and economic future were cementedIn Winton s novel, The Riders, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, as was his book, Dirt Music Both are currently being adapted for film He has won many other prizes, including the Miles Franklin Award three times for Shallows , Cloudstreet and Dirt Music Cloudstreet is arguably his best known work, regularly appearing in lists of Australia s best loved novels His latest novel, released in , is called EyrieHe is now one of Australia s most esteemed novelists, writing for both adults and children All his books are still in print and have been published in eighteen different languages His work has also been successfully adapted for stage, screen and radio On the publication of his novel, Dirt Music, he collaborated with broadcaster, Lucky Oceans, to produce a compilation CD, Dirt Music Music for a NovelHe has lived in Italy, France, Ireland and Greece but currently lives in Western Australia with his wife and three children.