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eBook Bliss download

by Peter Carey

eBook Bliss download ISBN: 006091355X
Author: Peter Carey
Publisher: Harpercollins Publisher (January 1, 1992)
Language: English
Pages: 304
ePub: 1994 kb
Fb2: 1854 kb
Rating: 4.1
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: British and Irish

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. For thirty-nine years Harry Joy has been the quintessential good guy. But one morning Harry has a heart attack on his suburban front lawn.

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First published in 1981. by Faber and Faber Limited. This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, resold, hired out or otherwise circulated without the publisher's prior consent in any form of binding or cover other than that in which it is published and without a similar condition including this. condition being imposed on the subsequent purchaser. A CIP record for this book.

I met Peter Carey at a book signing in the small general books collection of the university textbook store that I worked a. The screenplay was adapted by Peter Carey, and I've never seen such perfect casting in a book-to-film translation before.

I met Peter Carey at a book signing in the small general books collection of the university textbook store that I worked at. I told him that I had skipped a "meteorology and weather" class to see him. He signed my copy of Bliss "Plenty of nice weather in this book. I knew who everyone was before they were even introduced, it was like the filmmakers had looked inside my head and pulled them straight out of my imagination. Betty should have been a brunette, but it was the 80's so the blonde perm is appropriate.

He read books and hoarded their contents. He chose South America as his special domain. He knew Paraguay and Patagonia, Chile and Brazil. He dreamed of wealth and adventure, and yet he was frightened of almost everything. On the football field he cowered and cringed. Confronted with fist fights he ran away and hid. In dark comers he rehearsed his triumphal return from South America when he would make presents to his family (his enemies too) and tell them stories of his adventures. He hoarded money and counted his bank balance

Peter Carey BLISS Part One. Knocking at the Hellgate Harry Joy was to die three times, but it was his first death which was to have the greatest effect on him, and it is this first death which we shall now witness.

Peter Carey BLISS Part One. There is Harry Joy lying in the middle of that green sub-urban lawn, beneath that tattered banana tree, partly obscured by the frangipani, which even now drops a single sweet flower beside his slightly grey face.

Bliss is the first novel by Australian writer Peter Carey. Published in 1981, the book won that year's Miles Franklin Award

Bliss is the first novel by Australian writer Peter Carey. Published in 1981, the book won that year's Miles Franklin Award. Written as a dark, comic fable, the story concerns an advertising executive, Harry Joy, who briefly 'dies' of a heart attack. On being resuscitated, he realizes that the life he has previously drifted amiably through is in fact Hell – literally so to Harry.

Harry had always liked it neat: the grass trim, the floors polished, the magazines in their rack, but today he was pleased to see it looking different. There was a mattress on the floor in the living room (Joel – he won't go home) and another upstairs folded against the wall (friend of Lucy's).

Bliss was Peter Carey’s astonishing first novel, originally published in 1981 – a fast-moving extravaganza, both funny and gripping, about a man who, recovering from death, is convinced that he is in Hell. For the first time in his life, Harry Joy sees the world as it really is and takes up a notebook to explore and notate the true nature of the Underworld

Peter Carey captures our imagination with a brilliant and unexpected portrait of Sydney. Part The Wizard of Oz, part Dante's Inferno, and part Australian Book of the Dead, Bliss is a triumph of uninhibited storytelling from a writer of extravagan gifts.

Peter Carey captures our imagination with a brilliant and unexpected portrait of Sydney. Bloomsbury is pleased to announce the second title in the phenomenally well-received Writer in the City series-in which some of the world's finest novelists reveal the secrets of the city they know best. In the midst of the 2000 Olympic games, Australia native Peter Carey returns to Sydney after a seventeen-year absence. 738. Published: 1981.

Carey (The Fat Man In History) handles the impressive and unsettling situation here-the ethical reversals-with deft, cool talent, especially in a raft of very funny (rageful) family scenes. Yet underlying the whole novel is a rather simpleminded message: an ecological cautionary tale in which the villains. And when they're both released, she and Harry decide to go home to Harry's house-to brood and try to change Hell from within. Carey (The Fat Man In History) handles the impressive and unsettling situation here-the ethical reversals-with deft, cool talent, especially in a raft of very funny (rageful) family scenes.

Harry Joy returns to his family and business after his heart attack, but, believing that he has died after all and that his corrupt life is hell, he seeks a new, purer existence
Comments: (7)
Ka
In "Bliss" we get a character study of a man named Harry Joy, who we join mid-cardiac arrest. He subsequently recovers, but thinks he has died and gone to hell. It's a great premise, and the book's opening is brilliantly entertaining. Unfortunately, for me at least, the balance of the book never quite lives up to the promise glimpsed in the opening pages. Harry is an occasionally adulterous ad man married to an occasionally unfaithful wife who herself yearns to be in advertising, and who utlimately contrives to join him in the business. By the time she does she is ensconced in a relationship with Harry's other business partner, Joel, who lives with her (and Harry, and their kids) in the Joy household, while Harry himself has fallen in love with a drug-running bush woman named Honey Barbara, who also moves into the household. While the book's focus is predominantly on Harry, it concerns itself with the conflicting relationships of these four people, with some secondary story lines revolving around the Joy children. Midway through the book I thought the story line became almost oppressingly obtuse, and hardly deserving of its billing as a dark comedy. In fact, I found it to be barely comic at all. Some of Carey's other work ("The Fat Man In History" and "Illywhacker" in particular) is much funnier and more substantial. If you're a big Peter Carey fan, you'll want to read this to round out your exposure to his body of work. If not, I'd skip "Bliss" and read some of his later books, such as "Illywhacker" and "Oscar and Lucinda."
Vit
I read this book as part of a class assignment in high school some 25+ years ago. It remains one of my all-time favorite books, with Carey's unique combination of wit, irony, heart, and humor. This is a spectacular, compelling, thought-provoking read and includes one of the greatest "love letters" of all time. I cannot fathom why it's not higher up in the canon of great modern literature.
Malak
Peter Carey does not write bad reads, all his work is phenomenal
Nalmezar
Not going to be a fan
tref
This is a beautifully written novel . You will fall in love with Honey Barbara and Harry Joy, and won't be able to,stop reading
Gashakar
An oldie but a goodie. A great read. Deserves to be read in summer holidays, in a shaded garden with a glass of good sav blanc.
Globus
Book arrived in a decent amount of time and is is a big worn, but expected for a well loved book. Thanks.
got this in a reasonable amount of time and the book is in good condition... some writing but all in pencil and that didn't bother me at all... THANKS!!