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Fact that it s free Fortunately here the phrase you get what you pay for does t hold Iceberg tells the story of Don and Phoebe two two people
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in a place and desperate to get out They embark on a journey of both body and mind not knowing what to expect at the end To me this felt like a lighthearted version of Kerouac s On the Road and I mean that in a good felt like a lighthearted version of Kerouac s On the Road and I mean that in a good Overall this is a nice little story that is well worth the short time it takes to read January is well worth the short time it takes to read January dieting and with livers that have seen better days most humans heed their natural instincts and retreat to their newly de tinselled dwellings to prepare for hibernation But what books are needed to guide s through this barren comedown of a month void of stilton and sherry Comfort reads seem no longer palatable like that last wedge of plum pudding congealing in brandy sauce Instead the search is on for something to wake the brain from its festive stupor to cut through the schmaltz and lead Nude Women Photography (Sexy Photo Book) UNCENSORED us into the new year feeling refreshed A literary Bloody Mary if you willI started 2014 with Paul Kavanagh s Iceberg and his precise wry prose did not disappoint Part modern folk tale part travelogue part critiue on consumerist culture this story is hard to pin down to one genre or theme As the characters themselves comment God I only hope they are not comparings to Adam and Eve that would be rather boring and simple The novel follows Don and Phoebe a couple defeated by the daily grind of poverty violence and. N an iceberg Read on as Don and Phoebe rush across Europe Africa and Antarctica in search of their prize Will Don and Phoebe make it Where is humanity heading No honestly where is humanity heading with all the technology and celebrities in a world wh. A very very surreal apocalypse that starts off in a future that closely resembles 80s Britain and becomes the tale of a couple building a new eden on a drifting iceberg Fascinating and lyrical well worth a read I absolutely hated this at the start but it grew on me the I read The way it s written isinteresting He could feel the sea but he could not see the sea A heavy fog lay above the sea The fog was thick and reached Solutions Manual for Introduction to Systems Biology up to the sky The swell of the sea made him sick What saved this for me was the travel aspect I love travelling and so I putp with the writing style to see phoebe and don travel style to see Phoebe and Don travel the north of England down through Europe and Africa and eventually to their iceberg Unfortunately though a very large chunk of the travel was cut out We follow every detail of their journey Happy Halloween from the Montgomerys (With Me in Seattle, up to a certain point halfway down Africa and then it cuts suddenly to the iceberg This disappointed me since it was the only reason I was readingThe ending confused me it became too surreal tooickly The beginning of the book is very real in a lot of ways set in council estates with awful landlords even the journey is realistic as well Basically it doesn t feel like a ridiculous fantasy novel and then the end happens The story changes from a reasonably believable travel novel to crazy nonsense Seriously the author might as well have had aliens turn p at the end that is how ridiculous it gets in the last few pages I originally got this on my Kindle because of the good reviews and the. Iceberg is the definitive apocalyptic feel good novel from Paul Kavanagh the mind that bludgeoned readers with The Killing of a Bank Manager Iceberg centres around Don and Phoebe a naïve yet loveable couple from the north of England who happen to wi. Boredom Fearing inertia stagnancy and death they recklessly plot escape Their Wicked Landlord And Desolate Northern Town To Seek A wicked landlord and desolate Northern town to seek a life in Antarctica Although their destination an Iceberg Phoebe won in a lottery scam the bulk of this short novel is about what happens along the way from the banal popping blisters and eeking out dry cheese sandwiches to the philosophical kaleidoscopes as a route to higher consciousness familial ties ecological responsibility Kavanagh doesn t pull any punches describing his characters poor Phoebe and Don s every petty thought and flaws are exposed But we find ourselves sympathising with them because Love may do a lot of things but love cannot put money in the pocket it cannot transport two middle aged failures a thousand and some miles It cannot make the sun shine When they reach their paradise iceberg where the sun does shine and they don t need money because the sea provides from champagne to fur coats the couple transform and there are some genuinely touching passages detailing their euphoria Life had nclogged their ears removed the curtains from their eyes Tobacco, alcohol and drugs: Choosing health, high school (Choosing health high school) uncemented their nostrils Kavanagh s novel leavess with many thoughts to ponder without overreaching his characters capacity for change In fact the semi apocalyptic ending seems strangely secondary as the tourists and journalists who greet them at the end of their journey like the couple themselves remain My Fairly Dangerous Godmother (My Fair Godmother, unchanged Well at least Phoebe feels a bit cheerful As do Ere everything now seems possible but nothing really is Just a few light heartedestions that Iceberg doesn't attempt to answer Part travel book part black comedy this three part tale will amuse and inspire readers to take Harlem Renaissance up arms against themselves.