Muck: A Memoir PDF/EPUB Ò Muck: A Kindle -

Muck: A Memoir PDF/EPUB Ò Muck: A Kindle -

Muck: A Memoir [Read] ➲ Muck: A Memoir ➺ Craig Sherborne – The award winning seuel to the acclaimed memoir Hoi Polloi“The dynasty has started with my father as the founding father and me his only son the founding son He looks forward to the day when he can The award winning seuel to the acclaimed memoir Hoi Polloi“The dynasty has started with my father as the founding father and me his only son the founding son He looks forward to the day when he can watch his grandchildren out there in the clover covered paddocks frolicking among the cowpats Playing with a pony getting stung by bees The most wholesome activities in the world”With their only son on the brink of adolescence the nouveaux riches Sherbornes move away from the city to start a new gentrified existence on a Muck: A Kindle - acre farm – or “estate” – in Taonga New Zealand But life on the farm is anything but wholesome Sherborne evokes his family’s slide into madness through a series of unforgettable hilarious portraits of “Feet” his once glamorous mother now addled with snobbery paranoia and mental illness; of “The Duke” his uncomprehending sporadically violent father; and of himself the “Lord Muck” of the title at once helpless victim and ruthless agent of their undoing who in the end must decide whether he can save his familyClear sighted lyrical and marvellously funny Muck is a heart rending memoir of family discord and an exuisite story of a young artist in search of a self.

About the Author: Craig Sherborne

Craig Sherborne a Melbourne based poet and playwright was educated at Scots College in Sydney before attending drama school in London He worked as a journalist for Melbourne based newspapers was a senior writer with the Melbourne Sun and is published in literary journals and anthologies Sherbornes play The Ones Out of Town won the Wal Cherry Play of the Year Award in His radio pla.

10 thoughts on “Muck: A Memoir

  1. Rhonda Rhonda says:

    A status driven family riddled with pretension and a New Zealand rural adolescent memoir with shades of Catcher in the Rye Clever real and I thought deeply sad That is a personal reaction to the story it tells however not the aim of the author I felt the same about Catcher in the Rye It is an extremely well written and brave memoir

  2. Joomi Park Joomi Park says:

    To put it shortly I hate Catcher in the Rye This reminded me of it and I was not surprised to see it referenced in the book This was only slightly better

  3. Liz Websdale Liz Websdale says:

    I have decided my life is too short to waste time on reading books I really dont like just to finish them So sadly this is a No 😞 from me Im done after a third of the way through

  4. Eris Eris says:

    I gave this two stars because it did at least keep me reading I kept waiting for some redeeming factor to be presented It never arrived As a matter of fact the ending lowered him even further down the rung of my disrespect than the entirety of the memoir The only real compelling character in this memoir is his mom referred to as Feet We get tantalizing glimpses into her irrationality and narcissism however Sherborne's own narcissism far less interesting takes front seat as should be the case with such a personalityHe portrays himself as a young man who highly overestimated his value and skills yet never seems to show any character development or that he ever learned anything by the way of his mistakes in estimation and action He comes off as a whiny overprivileged get who should have had the tar knocked out of him by his father I wouldn't recommend purchasing this but if you find it lying on the back of the toilet seat next time you make a visit you might give a few pages a flip

  5. Sally Forest Sally Forest says:

    An absolutely engagingly honest evocation of the mind of a boy brought up in 20th century closed off to most influences with only his own self blaming answers to what happens around him The son and heir of his parents' pretensions he tries to navigate between their expectations the demands and sneers of his peers and his own rising sexuality Each scene is a battle in that continuing odyssey Throughout I was hoping he would ultimately know who he is rather than what his father wants and expectsI was reminded of the paintings of Albert Tucker by the intensity and ugliness of the supporting characters This satiric humor adds lightness and contrast to the struggles of the central character I was given an intense introduction to the mind of this boy as well as relating to much of his coming of age inner dialogue

  6. Mirela Dana Mirela Dana says:

    This humorous self deprecating memoir of an Australian boy defines social insanity as a new dimension of family dysfunctionality Smilingly wondering if he's ever found a sense of normalcy in his adult life whatever that normal may be

  7. Carol Carol says:

    Choppy Written in casual New Zealand conversational dialect Very hard to follow

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