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eBook Submarine: A Novel download ISBN: 1400066832
Publisher: Random House; 1 edition (March 25, 2008)
Language: English
Pages: 320
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Submarine is a novel by Joe Dunthorne. First published by Hamish Hamilton in 2008, it was adapted into a film in 2010. Published by Penguin imprint Hamish Hamilton in 2008, Submarine was Dunthorne's first novel

Submarine is a novel by Joe Dunthorne. Published by Penguin imprint Hamish Hamilton in 2008, Submarine was Dunthorne's first novel. He wrote most of the book while studying creative writing at the University of East Anglia, where it won the university's inaugural Curtis Brown Prize. Originally a short story, Dunthorne posted the first chapter on ABCtales.

Joe Dunthorne was born and brought up in Swansea. Published in Penguin Books 2008. The moral right of the author has been asserted.

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This book is an attempt, largely successful, of a comprehensive history of the submarines.

This absolutely winning debut novel isn't so much a coming-of-age tale as it is a reflection on what it means to be a certain age and of an uncertain mind. Los Angeles Times A brilliant first novel by a young man of ferocious comic talent. This book is an attempt, largely successful, of a comprehensive history of the submarines.

Электронная книга "Submarine: A Novel", Joe Dunthorne. NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE, precocious talent and cheerful fondness for the teenage male are showcased in Submarine. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Submarine: A Novel" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. Oliver’s voice is funny and dead-on.

His debut poetry collection was published in 2010. His debut poetry collection was published in 2010.

Joe Dunthorne was born and brought up in Swansea, and is a graduate of the University of East Anglia's Creative . His first novel, Submarine, the story of a dysfunctional family in Swansea narrated by Oliver Tate, aged 15, was published in 2008. Joe Dunthorne's Blog.

Joe Dunthorne was born and brought up in Swansea, and is a graduate of the University of East Anglia's Creative Writing MA, where he was awarded the Curt. Joe Dunthorne isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but he does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from his feed. JoeDunthorne: All the feel-good thrills of vegetarianism, none of the meatlessness.

A collection of his poetry is published as Faber New Poets 5. Joe Dunthorne lives in London and The Adulterants is his third novel.

Hamish Hamilton £1. 9, pp304. Dunthorne, who is 26, and wrote this book on the creative writing course at East Anglia, transplants The Catcher in the Rye to south Wales, somewhere between Swansea, where he grew up, and Port Talbot. It is 60 years since JD Salinger invented teenage anxiety. Oliver Tate is 15, despairingly obsessed with his virginity, in love with his own cleverness, and wildly trying to save his parents' marriage. He is, in common with many 15-year-olds, full of tremendous moral self-righteousness about adult failings and in possession of only half the facts.

The dryly precocious, soon-to-be-fifteen-year-old hero of this engagingly offbeat debut novel, Oliver Tate lives in the seaside town of Swansea, Wales. At once a self-styled social scientist, a spy in the baffling adult world surrounding him, and a budding, hormone-driven emotional explorer, Oliver is stealthily (and perhaps a bit more nervously than he’d ever admit) nosing his way forward through the murky and uniquely perilous waters of adolescence. His objectives? Uncovering the secrets behind his parents’ teetering marriage, unraveling the mystery that is his alluring and equally quirky classmate Jordana Bevan, and understanding where he fits in among the pansexuals, Zoroastrians, and other mystifying, fascinating beings in his orbit.“It’s in my interests to know about my parents’ mental problems,” he reasons. Thus, when he discovers that his affable dad is quietly struggling with depression, Oliver marshals all the daytime-TV pop-psychology wisdom at his command–not to mention his formidable, uninhibited powers of imagination–in order to put things right again. But a covert expedition into the mysterious territory of middle-aged malaise is bound to be tricky business for a teenager with more to learn about the agonies and ecstasies of life than a pocket thesaurus and his “worldly” school chum Chips can teach him. Ready or not, however, Oliver is about to get a crash course. His awkwardly torrid and tender relationship with Jordana is hurtling at the speed of teenage passion toward the inevitable magic moment . . . and whatever lies beyond. And his boy-detective exploits have set him on a collision course with the New Age old flame who’s resurfaced in his mother’s life to lead her into temptation with lessons in surfing, self-defense . . . and maybe seduction. Struggling to buoy his parents’ wedded bliss, deep-six his own virginity, and sound the depths of heartache, happiness, and the business of being human, what’s a lad to do? Poised precariously on the cusp of innocence and experience, yesterday’s daydreams and tomorrow’s decisions, Oliver Tate aims to damn the torpedoes and take the plunge.
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Starts amazing but ends a bit weak. Overall a fun read.
Bought this for my High School Cousin who is 15 years old, she is obsessed - raves about this book!
great book
This book is an attempt, largely successful, of a comprehensive history of the submarines. The author, who has written a number of military history books, opens his book with the recent recovery and brief history of the Hunley. Another brief chapter explores early submarine efforts such as Bushnell's Turtle, Robert Fulton and Wilhelm Bauer's work and the Spanish effort on Monturial's Ictinio. The modern realization of the submarine as embodied by Holland and Lake is covered, along with the substantial design differences in submarines espoused by each inventor. The coverage of the German U-boat campaign in World War I is excellent, running almost 120 pages. The interwar period of submarine development is described, with the advances in technology and the differing philosophies on the future role of the submarine. The Second World War is addressed from both the German U-boat perspective in the Atlantic (100 pages), as well as an excellent overview of the US Fleet Boat operations in the Pacific (125 pages), including details of skippers who won the Medal of Honor. After the conclusion of the war years, the book immediately launches into the development of nuclear propulsion. To his credit, Parrish does not start with (then) Captain Rickover, but covers much of the background technical work leading up to the point where Rickover became the driving force behind achieving nuclear propulsion in a short time frame. As is obligatory in these histories, some "Rickover interview vignettes" are included, as are examples of his shrewd use of US Congress Members to further his aims (and keep him from mandatory retirement). Rickover's growing power and his ability to challenge (and survive!) Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara and Secretary of the Navy Paul Nitze in the late 1960's are examples of his political savvy. Two chapters are devoted to the submarine missile programs, and another chapter deals with the loss of Thresher and Scorpion, the submarine special operations missions, such as the Halibut's cable tapping operations. This chapter covers material up to the present day, including a brief mention of the Seawolf and Virginia classes. The book closes with a brief chapter "On Eternal Patrol" about the WWII Submarine Veteran's Association.

Overall, this one volume history can serve as a decent, if somewhat episodic guide to overall submarine history. The treatment focuses a fair amount on politics, and not on submarine technology evolution. Some topics are given very minimal coverage, such as the Postwar Tang and Guppy fleet boat conversions, which are both covered in a single paragraph. The extremely important Albacore design gets a single mention in one sentence. The Soviet submarine developments during the Cold War get minimal coverage. Notable submarines such as the British T-class submarines receive passing mention, and the large Japanese aircraft carrying I-boats are not covered at all. Nonetheless, even with these omissions, I would recommend this book to anyone who desires a detailed and well written book that does cover most of the essentials.
There aren't many books that expemplify intelligence and character in young teens. Even more so, the heroes rarely have such candid dialoge or engaging vocabulary. This is honest description of todays suburban youth is entertaining and captivatingly humorous. The content is comparable to C.D. Paynes Youth in Revolt, though not nearly as exciting and nerve racking.
Highly recommended to any one who enjoys unlikeable heroes and has experianced a dysfunctional posh cliche childhood.
This incredible first novel feels so insightful, so believable, so real that you almost have to wonder if Dunthorne hasn't pulled a Dragnet on us -- the story being real, and the names changed to protect the innocent. In many ways, this is among the best coming of age novels there is.
"The Submarine" by Thomas Parrish
Viking-2004-576 pages including notes and large bibliography
Over the past ten years, many submarine books have passed by my reading chair. There has been a fair mix of fiction and non-fiction. The fictional books are needed to keep a level of interest and fun going through the much tougher reading non-fiction works. Some of the fictional books are keepers. All of the non-fiction works have lasting value and are keepers. Some of these later genre of books are ingrained in my mind as worthy of greater accolades than they receive in that brief period before and after the publishing date.
In my opinion, "The Submarine" falls into that more worthy class. There are two books that are recent that tell the whole story of submarines and retain the readers interest throughout. "The Navy Times Book of Submarines" and "The Submarine" are those two works. Certainly you must say that Clay Blair's works and Norman Friedman's technical works are very important but in ways that handle a specific time frame or the more technological advances in submarine building.
Parrish does a superior job of research and his bibliography of 10 pages indicates his devotion to detail and accuracy. Yet the book is full of anecdotes and facts that were new to me and added great interest. The book traces early developmental history to the Holland versus Lake early days through the battles with Admiral Rickover and Electric Boat and Congress., I never tire of hearing tales of the wily Rickover or of the work done by "Red" Raborn in the early Polaris missile program. All areas are covered from the Turtle through the USS Virginia SSN 774.
The books should be included in every serious submarine historian's library and referred to often. Although my library now resides in storage and is waiting it's placement as the cornerstone of a planned museum's library, this book will stay here and join my retained works that form the core of my knowledge. Those being Silent Victory, Thunder Below, Submarine Operations in WWII, Friedman's 2-volume work, United States Submarines, Admiral Lockwood's books, Blind Man's Bluff, Hitler's U-Boat Wars and a few others.
My thanks to Thomas Parrish for his devotion and for helping me fulfill the Creed of U.S. Submariner Veterans, which is to "perpetuate the memory of our shipmates."
This book was quite good ! Oliver is such a cool and quirky kid which makes him and the book so unique. The only thing I would change is the ending because the plot gets a bit weird and out of context in my opinion towards the end. Otherwise, it's a great book! I have tried to find other ones that resembles Submarine with no success because it's so unique and special!