Dirt Music

Dirt Music

Tim Winton / Sep 17, 2019

Dirt Music Luther Fox a loner haunted by his past makes his living as an illegal fisherman a shamateur Before everyone in his family was killed in a freak rollover he grew melons and played guitar in the fa

  • Title: Dirt Music
  • Author: Tim Winton
  • ISBN: 9780330490269
  • Page: 244
  • Format: Paperback
  • Luther Fox, a loner, haunted by his past, makes his living as an illegal fisherman, a shamateur Before everyone in his family was killed in a freak rollover, he grew melons and played guitar in the family band Robbed of all that, he has turned his back on music There s too much emotion in it, too much memory and pain One morning Fox is observed poaching by Georgie JutlLuther Fox, a loner, haunted by his past, makes his living as an illegal fisherman, a shamateur Before everyone in his family was killed in a freak rollover, he grew melons and played guitar in the family band Robbed of all that, he has turned his back on music There s too much emotion in it, too much memory and pain One morning Fox is observed poaching by Georgie Jutland Chance, or a kind of willed recklessness, has brought Georgie into the life and home of Jim Buckridge, the most prosperous fisherman in the area and a man who loathes poachers, Fox above all But she s never fully settled into Jim s grand house on the water or into the inbred community with its history of violent secrets After Georgie encounters Fox, her tentative hold on conventional life is severed Neither of them would call it love, but they can t stay away from each other no matter how dangerous it is, and out on White Point it is very dangerous Set in the dramatic landscape of Western Australia, Dirt Music is a love story about people stifled by grief and regret a novel about the odds of breaking with the past and about the lure of music Dirt music, Fox tells Georgie, is anything you can play on a verandah or porch, without electricity Even in the wild, Luther cannot escape it There is, he discovers, no silence in nature Ambitious, perfectly calibrated, Dirt Music resonates with suspense and supercharged emotion, and it confirms Tim Winton s status as the preeminent Australian novelist of his generation.

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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.


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    1. This is my last unread book from the 2002 Man Booker shortlist, which is the topic of a current discussion in The Mookse and The Gripes group. I am also planning to read several more from that year's longlist. This for me is the weakest of the six books, but it was still an interesting read.The story is largely set in the wilder parts of coastal Western Australia. It has three central characters and their relationship is something of a love triangle, but to portray the book in those terms would [...]


    2. Gee, what to say really? Winton is a natural when it comes to description. He can prattle on for miles about this rock and that tree. But when it comes to the meat of a story, he likes to blow past the most interesting and provocative bits! What is with that??? To say this is a love story is laughable to me. Where's the love? How did it happen? Did I miss it? Winton drones on for 100s of pages about landscape, wildlife and paints an exhaustively clear picture of Western Australia. But at what po [...]


    3. Dirt Music is one of those books that gets under your skin. Comes into your bed with you; changes your dreams; travels with you throughout the mundane details of everyday life. Winton's descriptive prose works both externally in its depiction of the natural land - the sea and desert of Western Australia which makes up its setting, and internally, in the way it goes deep inside the pain and anxieties of its characters, as they struggle to free themselves from tremendous damage, and paralysis.


    4. I'm on a bit of a Tim Winton kick at the moment. For years after reading - and loving - Cloudstreet I ignored his work. Now it seems that I can't get enough of it. And yet, for some of the time I was listening to the audiobook version of this novel, I wasn't sure how I felt about it. It has everything that I love about Winton's writing: down-to-earth Australian English, realistic dialogue, flawed and complex characters, rich symbolism, striking imagery and a strong connection with the natural wo [...]


    5. Blokey novel, full of blokey blokes doing blokey stuff. Far too many people hanging upside down in vehicles of one kind or another, and the predictable ending was deliberately delayed too long for my patience. It's either a momentous portrayal of a raw, archaic world or rather silly, depending on your point of view. I found it silly.


    6. Tim Winton definitely does a great job of describing the West Australian landscape but the story & characters didn’t hold my interest at all. Maybe it was the complete lack of quotation marks for speech (WHY?!?!?!?) I seemed to be always stopping to work out if it was speech or thoughts etc, that I just didn’t become involved with the people (who I didn’t find likeable at all) or what was going on.


    7. This book is a descriptive marvel. You feel yourself there. You are one with the characters in their pain and their wrestle with memory and their attempt to come to terms with their wrecked lives. Even long after reading the final page, you feel like Georgie Jutland, Luther Fox, and, perhaps, Jim Buckridge, are persons you've known for a long time. And through their lives you look at your own in a new way.


    8. "God knows, music will undo you, and yet you're whacking this thing into a long, gorgeous, monotonous, hypnotic note and it's not killing you, it's not driving you into some burning screaming wreck of yourself - listen! () The sudden groove you're in - damn, just listen to that!"40-year-old Georgie lives with Jim, a widowed fisherman and father of two, in (the invented town of) White Point, Western Australia. Unemployed, unhappy and a heavy drinker, she feels stuck in her own life, until she beg [...]


    9. When I think of Australia, I think of orange desert, furry animals, the ocean, snakes, big rocks, dirt roads, land, a LOT of land. As a country with one of the lowest population density, it is easy to fantasise about vanishing into the endless land ahead and leaving civilisation behind. It is not that romantic though, think about the sun burn, dehydration, windstorm, and boredom that would drive you insane. You know how famous landmarks - bridges, skyscrapers, tend to gather people with suicidal [...]


    10. Tim Winton has a vast vocabulary, creates intense imagery and writes beautifully about our land, Australia. He had me transfixed on WA, inland and coast both arid and vivid. I want to explore the beautiful Coronation Bay, even if it's only make believe :)



    11. Dirt Music came as a complete surprise. To date I have read one Tim Winton novel, which was Cloudstreet, and I thought it was good. Dirt Music, however is a superior novel.Georgie is forty years old and trapped in a relationship with a person she doesn't love and lives in a small hick town in western Australia. Through a series of coincidences she finds rugged loser, Luther Fox and they strike up a relationship. However her husband comes from a long line of thugs and when he finds out that she's [...]


    12. Dirt Music is story never give up on your dream. Georgie Jutland is a forty-year-old woman who was bored with her life. However, this change when one day was walking along the beach Georgie met Luther Fox, and her life was changed forever. The readers of Dirt Music will follow Georgie and Luther's to see what happens to them.I not sure why but I always have problems reading Tim Winton's books. I find that I can never really fully absorb Tim Winton stories as I do with other writers. However, I d [...]


    13. This was odd. This book has 500 pages and I couldn't stop reading it although I didn’t like it. It's a book about West and North Australia. It sure is contemporary, if contemporary means deep emotions, metaphysics, mystery, heartbreaking love, suffocating pain, guilt, remorse and redemption. Connected with nature but that is I suppose normal if you live in Australia. But, it failed to be memorable and I didn’t believe these characters and their love triangle was weird. They were bordering be [...]


    14. One of the best contemporary books I've read for a long time. Tim Winton is at one with his home area around Perth, WA and has written a story that whisks you there. It tells of Georgie, a forty year old retired nurse who surfs the net and appreciates her vodka; Jim Buckridge, Georgie's lover, who is a successful fisherman and the "uncrowned prince" of White Point; and Luther Fox, the unluckiest outcast in White Point who is grieving the loss of his entire family and poaching lobster traps.The s [...]


    15. Its Australian, I am meant to like Australian novels (being an Aussie) but I hated this book. At the end I wanted to throw the book out the window and wish for the hours I spent reading this book given back to me. I truly hated the story, I truly found nothing forgiving or likeable about anybody in this book and the ending!!! That still makes me fume as I write it.


    16. What a great read. Buckridge and Fox and Georgie all rolling out their past wounds into the complex story of the place in their lives where Tim drops us right down with a plop. I loved each character because of their struggles with self-awareness, their willingness to touch, even if ever so slightly, their own pain and try to sort it out. Tim always does the most amazing job taking me to Australia, the many ways of experiencing the country and the many eyes through which the landscape can be vie [...]


    17. This is going to be a hard one for me to write about. Dirt Music, by well-known Australian author Tim Winton, has been on my reading list for ages and I finally was able to pick it up. I wanted to like it. I wanted to love it. After reading it, though, I'm not quite sure what to make of it. It took me about 160 pages to stop wanting to put the book down, although after I hit that point, I did really want to finish it.First I want to point out that I'm a bit of a lazy reader. I also have definite [...]


    18. no spoilers, just synopsisI'd definitely recommend this book, but I think something got lost in translation for me personally since I've never been to Australia and could only try to envision the places Winton talks about in here. Landscape (geographical in its relation to human) is such an integral part of this novel that I feel sort of left out not ever having seen any of the place. Set in a fictional place called White Point, a fishing town, the novel focuses on three people: 1) Georgie Jutla [...]


    19. Dirt Musicby Tim WintonPenguin Books, 2012ISBN: 978-0-14-356879-7Literary FictionBlurbGeorgie Jutland is a mess. At forty, with her career in ruins, she finds herself stranded in White Point with a fisherman she doesn't love and two kids whose dead mother she can never replace. Leached of all confidence, she spends her days in isolated tedium and her nights in a blur of vodka and self-recrimination. One morning, in the boozy pre-dawn gloom, she sees a shadow drifting up on the beach below—a lo [...]


    20. I wanted to like this book. I really did. But unfortunately it failed to resonate with me on nearly every level. Many people love Tim Winton's work, I'm not one of them. I cannot see what the big deal is. Boring characters, unbelievable dialogue and pretentious lack of grammatical markers (yes, he's not the only one to do this, but it's still annoying), just for starters. Too high-brow and annoying for me. Avoid.


    21. A bit too.range for my taste. Not very comfortable reading about this sexually desperate cougar preying on a fantasized overly complex wimpy guy. I'm thinking about leaving this book somewhere in the train as a random donation for whomever may appreciate it. There goes my 14 euros for nothing


    22. 4 1/2 stars This is my second reading, and obvious the first time, long ago, didn't resonate. This time I absolutely loved it. I even understood the ending. VERY satisfying.


    23. I don't agree with Karen that this book is overly blokeish or laddish. I'm on page 100 and really enjoying it so far. The main character so far(Georgie) is a woman.


    24. This was a lyrically beautiful book. The only way West Australia could seem more real and present would be by going there.The journey that this book takes you on uses two different people as the primary vehicles, both aimless in life and adrift in their own skins. Georgie Jutland has abandoned her career and ended up empty of motivation in a fictional town called White Point. Lu Fox is essentially empty of purpose and wholly drifting through life, so far out of the society of White Point that he [...]


    25. This is not a love story. This is a story of when two outcasts in a small town come together and share their broken lives.Georgie is with Jim Buckridge, someone who is revered in the small fishing town of White Point. His sons show her contempt but she feels they love her deep down but cant show it.Luther Fox, destroyed by a horrific accident that took his whole family has been living by stealing fish since. A xenophobic neighbour mutilates his dog and runs him out of town once he finds out abou [...]


    26. Multi layered, beautifully written, descriptive and atmospheric. A love story revolving around a love triangle, but also a journey of self discovery for each of the three troubled characters, each with more baggage than an inner city railway station. They are a mess, and so are the relationships. Set against the raw and rough and unforgiving land and sea scape of Western Australia, beauty and love and forgiveness somehow happen amongst these three damaged individuals. What remains with me the mo [...]


    27. Here is an interesting writer. In some way I think he is still in his formative years the early part of the book, he does his best to shock the reader in every second sentence, overkill, subtle as a brick through a window. However, this book is a fabulous read and when the shock factor eases back in his writing about 100 pages in, the writing morphs into astonishingly evocative imagery. The words themselves have a "sound" to them that must be taken in along with the visuals evoked.Tim Winton "pa [...]


    28. Wonderful descriptive and lyrical prose with music intertwined throughout that gives you such a sense of place, for good or bad (I know I wouldn't want to live in White Point, since it's not a real place I'm not sure if the name is intentional as it a very "white" town). An interesting type of love story given that the love interests spend most of the book apart physically and without any other communication. Though the character Georgie is historically the wanderer, Lu is the one to go on a 'wa [...]


    29. Georgie Jutland has drifted into Jim Buckridge’s life. Widowed, he is a thriving fisherman in the Australian coastal town of White Point. Her relationship with his sons is tense and she has never really settled into his home or the wider community. Georgie is looking out the window very early one morning and sees a boat slip into the water to fish illegally. Buckridge and the other residents of White Point detest poachers. The man in the boat is Luther Fox, formerly a musician but is now a lon [...]


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