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The Whale Tattoo

The Whale Tattoo

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There is plenty of frank sex as well as violence, confusion, anger, love, hate, hope, kindness, generosity, egotism, selfless and selfishness and every other emotion, action and potential action that you can think of. The plot was often a little predictable, but there is a great voice in the main protagonist that perfectly captures the feeling of life in a small UK coastal town. As the water settles and Joe learns the truth about the river, he finds that we all have the capability to hate, and that we can all make the choice not to.

Complex, fraught and violent, The Whale Tattoo reads like an early Tracy Lett’s play – a steaming mix of blue-collar rage and menace’. Eli’s aunt allows Jimmy, whose family work the merry-go-round at fairs (the gallopers) to stay in their barn and Eli finds himself becoming obsessed. Setting up an epic does the story a disservice; the Gallopers is beautifully focused with an eye for the small details of the senses, layering the central mystery of what happened to the narrators mother in the flood of 1953 with the intimate descriptions of the narrator’s sexual desire and experiences.This change of time setting is reflected by the beginning of the script of a play written by the main character which retreads some of the events from a more modern perspective.

Bates added: "Formally daring, The Gallopers is a work of absolute authenticity and rare brilliance that will delight fans of The Whale Tattoo as well as winning Jon a new legion of readers. In sometimes dream-like, deliberately disjointed language, a tale is told of after a flood in early 1950s east England somewhere. As time goes on and we learn more about them, the characters gain more complexity giving the story a rich texture. Because that ending just left me baffled that after all what took place or you telling me that this is Eli's future?And a desire to gaze at men in a way that would bring me more misfortune than not' - he had the potential to be a character that I hoped would leave a lasting impression. It was just too confusing for me, and if there's someone who has more patience and tolerance who can make an educated guess to explain it to me, I'll be more than happy to read it again with a fresher perspective.

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