Eyrie

Eyrie

Tim Winton / Sep 20, 2019

Eyrie An exhilarating new book from Australia s most acclaimed writerTim Winton is Australia s most decorated and beloved literary novelist Short listed twice for the Booker Prize and the winner of a record

  • Title: Eyrie
  • Author: Tim Winton
  • ISBN: 9781926428536
  • Page: 348
  • Format: Hardcover
  • An exhilarating new book from Australia s most acclaimed writerTim Winton is Australia s most decorated and beloved literary novelist Short listed twice for the Booker Prize and the winner of a record four Miles Franklin Awards for Best Australian Novel, he has a gift for language virtually unrivaled among English language novelists His work is both tough and tender, priAn exhilarating new book from Australia s most acclaimed writerTim Winton is Australia s most decorated and beloved literary novelist Short listed twice for the Booker Prize and the winner of a record four Miles Franklin Awards for Best Australian Novel, he has a gift for language virtually unrivaled among English language novelists His work is both tough and tender, primordial and new always revealing the raw, instinctual drives that lure us together and rend us apart In Eyrie, Winton crafts the story of Tom Keely, a man struggling to accomplish good in an utterly fallen world Once an ambitious, altruistic environmentalist, Keely now finds himself broke, embroiled in scandal, and struggling to piece together some semblance of a life From the heights of his urban high rise apartment, he surveys the wreckage of his life and the world he s tumbled out of love with Just before he descends completely into pills and sorrow, a woman from his past and her preternatural child appear, perched on the edge of disaster, desperate for help When you re fighting to keep your head above water, how can you save someone else from drowning As Keely slips into a nightmarish world of con artists, drug dealers, petty violence, and extortion, Winton confronts the cost of benevolence and creates a landscape of uncertainty Eyrie is a thrilling and vertigo inducing morality tale, at once brutal and lyrical, from one of our finest storytellers.

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      • Tim Winton

        Tim Winton was born in Perth, Western Australia, but moved at a young age to the small country town of Albany.While a student at Curtin University of Technology, Winton wrote his first novel, An Open Swimmer It went on to win The Australian Vogel Literary Award in 1981, 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 1984 It wasn t until Cloudstreet was published in 1991, however, that his career and economic future were cemented.In 1995 Winton s novel, The Riders, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, as was his 2002 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 1984 , Cloudstreet 1992 and Dirt Music 2002 Cloudstreet is arguably his best known work, regularly appearing in lists of Australia s best loved novels His latest novel, released in 2013, is called Eyrie.He 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 Novel.He has lived in Italy, France, Ireland and Greece but currently lives in Western Australia with his wife and three children.


    295 Comments

    1. I didn't think that a Tim Winton novel would become a page turner, but this one did. Or at least, it did for me. It's a simple novel in many ways, and a somewhat unusual one for Winton. The natural world isn't entirely absent, but the setting is essentially urban, alternating between the Western Australian coastal city of Fremantle, and a leafy suburb of Perth just a short distance away. The central protagonist is Tom Keely, a middle-aged, formerly high-profile environmental campaigner whose car [...]


    2. Established author swallows dictionary, spends too much of word budget on a self-indulgent protagonist, generally tries way too hard, for some mystifying reason, and gives up just when the story gets interesting. Angry.


    3. Onvan : Eyrie - Nevisande : Tim Winton - ISBN : 1926428536 - ISBN13 : 9781926428536 - Dar 424 Safhe - Saal e Chap : 2013


    4. Oh dear. After reading Breath, I expected something amazing out of this book, but alas, I have just finished and am thinking I would like all those hours of my life back. Honestly, this has Winton's signature style of writing, the amazing language that kills you while you fall in love with it, the quiescent implication of bigger, breathtaking things hovering on the horizon, but it's all swamped and negated by the dull plot. It's a great character study of Tom Keeley who has more issues than he d [...]


    5. You'll need something steady to hold on to as you read Eyrie. It is a vertiginous wobble through lives disintegrated by the slow acid drip of despair and addiction, held together by the thinnest strands of determination, survival, and devotion. Tim Winton's latest is not for the faint of soul. We're in familiar Winton territory here: Western Australia (“which was, you could say, like Texas. Only it was big”) and the industrial, vaguely hipster Perth suburb of Fremantle ('Freo'), with a colle [...]


    6. Having been a fan of Tim Winton for my entire twenty seven year old life (starting with Lockie Leonard and Cloudstreet in school, and continuing from there), I wonder if I am biased in my critique. However, after reading the only two reviews of Eyrie so far, I cannot disagree more.Eyrie is not a plot-driven story, nor do I think it is supposed to be. The joy of this story lies in the simplicity of it's it narrative, in the rawness of its characters and especially in the mundanity of the average [...]


    7. You must have had that experience of opening a door and realising oops, sorreeee – wrong room! That was me reading the first chapters of this book. It was a room I’d been in before and I don’t want to go in again. The room of the mind of the middle-aged Western white guy, who, according to numerous authors (and film-makers), will, these days, be full of self-loathing (after all, you created this godforsaken planetary mess we now wallow around in, didn’tcha?), and which may be rendered wi [...]


    8. You don't read Winton for a simple, easy story line; he draws you in if you're willing, his words have a strange power. You don't realise it's happening, but somehow you enter into the character's mind. Eg in Breath, I felt myself breathing in time with the story, whether out in the ocean being breathless or diving under the water holding my breath. Eyrie is somewhat similar, his prose has me breathing in time with each character. I see through their eyes, I smell the food or the stale water sod [...]


    9. Tim Winton is my second-favourite contemporary author so I am probably biased coming into this, but Eyrie doesn't disappoint. He captures this moment of time, and the location, so very well. It is a brilliant snapshot of Perth and Fremantle, and the differences between the two. He has an uncanny eye, and some of his sardonic reflections of the West are ripsnorters, although there is an air of affection to them as well:Port of Fremantle, gateway to the booming state of Western Australia. Which wa [...]


    10. Largely a middle class, misogynistic, self indulgent ramble. I wanted to like it but I found it cliched. All of it. The characters were primarily one dimensional and stereotyped; whilst all flawed, including the irritating Doris, which should have made them interesting, they felt contrived. The reflections on politics and mining felt aspirational and rehearsed; like a try hard at a party dropping one liners and names to gain status. And the plot linear; was there really any other way it was goin [...]


    11. Others have commented that they found the main character Tom Keely unlikeable. I did not. Keely may have "dropped his bundle" but even on his darkest days he couldn't completely ignore the bonds of family and friendship, nor turn his back on the pull of the natural world. Though sad and hurting, deep down he still had a heart and a conscience. That's why he had to use booze and medication to try to make them stop talking for a while.The end of the book came too soon, but there were fleeting minu [...]


    12. What a massive disappointment. Great character studies and description of current culture and environment of mining towns Fremantle and Perth in Western Australia. But Winton seemed to have forgotten to include a plot and any kind of endingI finished the book yesterday and am still wondering what happened to the ending of the book? I feel cheated.


    13. Tom Keely is a man hiding from his past and falling apart. He has isolated himself in his unit on the top floor of a multistory apartment block in Fremantle, and gets through the day with the help of pills and alcohol. Then he meets Gemma, an echo from his childhood, and her strange six year old grandson Kai. They draw him out of his shell into a world that is both unfamiliar and dangerous. Like all Tim Winton's books, the setting is as much a character in the story as the people themselves. His [...]


    14. If anyone asks me about Tim Winton, I tend to reply – “Oh Cloudstreet – what a fantastic book!” (a book that can’t be ruined despite being studied in high school is extraordinarily great in my book). After reading Eyrie though, I’ll be adding it to my spiel.Eyrie is different from Winton’s preceding novels in that it takes place completely within a city – Fremantle, Western Australia to be exact. (You can argue that Fremantle is a part of Perth, but the locals would argue that [...]


    15. Well this was different, wasn't it? Just before reading Eyrie, I read The Turning - a series of short stories written in 2006 about the sort of people who are in this 2013 novel.As I was reading, I found the language jarring and the situations confronting and thought about the mixed reviews I'd read. I didn't think it read like Tim Winton. But it is Winton, right? And I'd signed up for the June challenge and bought the book (eBook) so no way was I quitting. Then, Keely, our main character (poor [...]


    16. Tom Keely lives a life in solitude, away from the world. Somehow he has lost his bearings in his middle age and is held up in his high-rise apartment, where he can look down on the world. One day he runs into a neighbour and her introverted son. The woman recognises him from back in the day. This encounter shakes him up in a way he really doesn’t understand and he soon finds himself letting them into his life.I’ve only read Breath by Tim Winton in the past, which I didn’t think too highly [...]



    17. Tim Winton's novels present an interesting challenge to Western Australian readers. Few novels of any substance have been written with a West Australian setting (the early works of Randolph Stow being the notable exception), so readers have grown up living imaginatively in other cities, other countries. And for the most part, when reading about those places, we have had to take the writer at her or his word: their descriptions have been all we had to go on.Winton is different. When he describes [...]


    18. I pushed myself to finish it. I so didn't like the main characters Keely. I also realised how much I LOVE punctuation. Why doesn't Winton use speech marks? It really screwed with my head, making reading dialogue difficult when it is usually the easiest part of the book to digest. One exchange I did really like was when Keely was at the oboe concert, describing the effect of the music on him and then weeping, then the old lady next to him passes him a "neatly folded tissue if he were an ancient b [...]


    19. The language at the beginning seems a little more obvious than Winton's usually effortless prose - I struggled to engage with it, despite its beauty. Persisting through that, I found the characterisation, dialogue and setting to be heartrendingly accurate. Although as others have pointed out it was seemingly plotless, there's an amazing sense of suspense that compels continued reading. Yes, by the ending a lot is unresolved. But this didn't matter for me.What struck me was the mightiness of the [...]


    20. I love Tim Winton's writing but I loathed this book. It stunk, in an almost literal sense: it is so packed with sensory details of every pong, whiff and stench; every sticky, slimy, oozy surface, that I often felt I should take a shower after reading. The characters are unlikeable and so thinly drawn that's it's just hard to care. And I really tried to care because I really like Tim Winton (did I say that already?). I think he was just trying too hard with this one. I can imagine his creative wr [...]


    21. The problem for writers with reputations is that they sometimes escape the eyes of rigorous editors.'Eyrie'is, as with most Tim Winton books, a broad, challenging, engaging and at times confusing read. As blasphemous as it might sound I struggled with the first few chapters, anxious to engage with Tom the main character but finding him annoying and self-indulgent.I'm not a reader who expects to 'like' characters. If a writer makes me dislike a character it says something about the strength of hi [...]


    22. Tim Winton, your 'Eyrie' is an osprey above the seagulls. Words on wings that fly and breathe, refusing to remain on the pages. The bittersweet taste of humanity amidst The salt and spray of Freemantle is as keen on the tongue as it is on the heart.


    23. I'm a Tim Winton fan so it jars on me to give a three star rating. I struggled with the dark undercurrent of this very urban story. I found it an uncomfortable read and that may have been due to the strong sense of class divide between the two main characters. Was the downward spiralling middle class professional Tom Keely a little too close to the bone? Was his sense of inadequacy in the brutal world of the streets uncomfortably easy to relate too? Was it an uncomfortable read because Tim actua [...]



    24. A semi high rise flat in Fremantle, in a sweltering Perth summer (the only kind we know of), the broken enviro-crusader runs into a childhood family friend and her grandson, this beginning his descent from determined detachment and his path to redemption. This book has so many familiar location scenes, as well as Winton's clever ability to depict the common psychology of humans that pervades both the strong and the weak, that it was easy to feel myself in the shoes of the main character. Maybe i [...]


    25. In my view Tim Winton is the pre-eminent Australian author and I look forward to his new novels with relish. Usually I'm a fast reader, but with this one, I dropped down a couple of gears, as I wanted to savour Winton's command of and execution of the language. Put simply he makes ordinary events seem so special in his descriptive prose. In a crazy sort of a way the story is less relevant because of the exquisite expressions we get to share courtesy of Tim Winton's imagination. That said the sto [...]


    26. This book takes a while to catch it's stride. The first 40 pages are full of cliche and one liners with plenty of nice big words thrown in for effect. If the words are not enhancing the story then they are detracting from it.Once the story settles you start get a feel for the characters. They are broken, grating, desperate, spiraling downward with not much hope of recovery. In the end the characters fail to redeem themselves and the ending leaves a very unsatisfactory taste. I actually liked the [...]


    27. Dear TimI think you probably do location better than any other writer in Australia. It’s usually rural but this time it’s Fremantle: “gateway to the booming state of Western Australia. Which was, you could say, like Texas. Only it was big The nation’s quarry, China’s swaggering enabler. A philistine giant” (Eyrie) or as this reviewer has it: “here the darkness coalesces into a vision of Fremantle as a capitalist dystopia, a cesspit of no-hopers, victims and cringers: dazed and fors [...]


    28. Tim Winton's writing is so beautifully crafted that I feel limited in writing anything in a review! So keeping it brief and simple. This is a stunning book which aches with humanity. Keely is our youthful- righteous-hope-fighting-for-justice-in-the-world protaganist, who we meet after 'the fall', albeit a drunken one on his lounge floor. No job, no wife and worse - no hope. But hope comes in the form of young Kai, a boy living with his grandmother in the same apartment block as Keely. The develo [...]


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