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Flesh Wounds af Richard Glover
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Flesh Wounds (udgave 2015)

af Richard Glover (Forfatter)

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Richard Glover's favourite dinner-party game is called 'Who's Got the Weirdest Parents?'. It's a game he always thinks he'll win. There was his mother, a deluded snob, who made up large swathes of her past and who ran away with Richard's English teacher, a Tolkien devotee, nudist and stuffed-toy collector. There was his father, a distant alcoholic, who ran through a gamut of wives, yachts and failed dreams. And there was Richard himself, a confused teenager, vulnerable to strange men, trying to find a family he could belong to. As he eventually accepted, the only way to make sense of the present was to go back to the past - but beware of what you might find there. Truth can leave wounds - even if they are only flesh wounds.Part poignant family memoir, part rollicking venture into a 1970s Australia, this is a book for anyone who's wondered if their family is the oddest one on the planet. The answer: 'No'. There is always something stranger out there.… (mere)
Medlem:mbmackay
Titel:Flesh Wounds
Forfattere:Richard Glover (Forfatter)
Info:ABC Books (2015), 301 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
Vurdering:****
Nøgleord:Ingen

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Flesh Wounds af Richard Glover

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A deeply personal story from an author better known for humour and social commentary.
He tells us of his common dinner table competition: who had the weirdest parents? And he is rightly confident that his upbring will generally win the prize.
After reading this book, I'm happy to present him with the cup. His parents were beyond weird. But, remarkably, the author has come through as a normal, likeable person. And from all evidence has managed his own role as a husband and father remarkably well, in the circumstances.
So, searingly tough to read in parts, but made bearable by the outcome. ( )
  mbmackay | Apr 15, 2024 |
Richard Glover's book is a great read - interesting, amusing, sad and insightful. I throughly recommend it. ( )
  JennyPocknall | Oct 19, 2023 |
A very honest and brave book. A great personal story with lots of wisdom for the reader. Thought provoking too. ( )
  pruthomas | Dec 14, 2021 |
If you thought you family was messed up, read about the author's.
'I was having adventures and misadventures, and both were probably the product of negotiating and adolescence unencumbered by parenting.'
'They were helicopter parents of a different sort – ones that constantly flew away from their children with barrier farewell wave.'
A fascinating, easy read, with insightful observations. ( )
  GeoffSC | Jul 25, 2020 |
Family story, very funny in parts, nicely written without being over emotive. ( )
  siri51 | Mar 7, 2018 |
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Richard Glover's favourite dinner-party game is called 'Who's Got the Weirdest Parents?'. It's a game he always thinks he'll win. There was his mother, a deluded snob, who made up large swathes of her past and who ran away with Richard's English teacher, a Tolkien devotee, nudist and stuffed-toy collector. There was his father, a distant alcoholic, who ran through a gamut of wives, yachts and failed dreams. And there was Richard himself, a confused teenager, vulnerable to strange men, trying to find a family he could belong to. As he eventually accepted, the only way to make sense of the present was to go back to the past - but beware of what you might find there. Truth can leave wounds - even if they are only flesh wounds.Part poignant family memoir, part rollicking venture into a 1970s Australia, this is a book for anyone who's wondered if their family is the oddest one on the planet. The answer: 'No'. There is always something stranger out there.

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