William Henry Searle Ë 9 READOpening lines The curling of my wife s salt flecked hair in the south west wind the glimmer of relief in her eyes This is a wonderful little book filled with vulnerability and aching ortraits of landscapes and the eople within them Beautiful oetic writing erhaps as uneven as any book of words teased out into imagery riven through with the ache of sadness of the daughter who was still born during the course of writing the bookAt times slow reading at times luminous this is some gorgeous writing I tried to ersevere with this book but I had to ut it to ersevere with this book but I had to ut it after a while I agree with other reviews on the language being
I don t ersonally the word and don t believe it is necessarily a bad thing and think actually it is a natural writing style of this author BUT it is hard to read and follow when nearly every sentenceword is a metaphor a symbol a strong emotion I felt I needed a rest from it or a break It hits you in Ask Yourself This places than others but reuires a constant concentration androcessing of all the complexities that are within metaphors and languagr used uite exhausting toFlowery I Don T Personally
Read I Am Afraid II am afraid I glad I tried it as it is unsual in structure and language and think the writer is a great feeler and a storyteller I might try it again after a while The commonplace is sometimes the most extraordinary Good Witch, Bad Witch place we could ever be Threads by William Henry Searle is a beautiful collection ofrose and The Tokyo Zodiac Murders poetry divided into seasons He looks back at episodes in his life time with his family friends beloved animals inlaces that range from his. Touching and on occasion Yours, Mine and Ours (Second Chances profoundly moving The connections and affinities that fill this book enliven enlighten and delight STEPHEN FRY A lyrical journey through life love and nature Weaving togetherersonal stories Threads deals with the meanings of intimacy vulnerability and our affinities with Riverview, Gone But Not Forgotten people andlaces both wild and tame It is a deep. ,
Father s scrap metal yards to the jungles of Borneo an Oregon
river and the Swiss Alps Time spent with his wife Amy duringand the Swiss Alps Time spent with his wife Amy during brief respite from bipolar feeling the kicks of the daughter not realising she would come into the world still born and reconnecting with his father and brotherHe describes the connections between family and landscape and how the need For Answers Dwindles When answers dwindles when stay with living things the trees the sky the rain the rocks the very ground beneath your feet that supports not only you but those you love and those who love you in turn and I m time you will be rooted into a rooted lace Settled He describes how experiences can become inconseuential if we don t hold onto our memories And throughout there is that analogy of threads these can be knotted through disconnection mended through reunion broken through death Made stronger through meaningful connectionsI loved this subtle sensitive and touching ode to nature and familyPublished 21st FebruaryThanks Ellie from Windmill Books for arc thank you to Penguin Random House for my uncorrected CSA Scenarios for the MRCGP, third edition proof copyI always find it difficult to write not so favourable reviews especially if I am gifted a copy of the book but honesty must alwaysrevail I struggled a lot with this one Its The Ornament (Ornament, premise is right up my street nature writing memoir the threads that bind us all together This book is essentially a collection of small moments memories throughout the author s life that in some way are meaningful to the way heerceives the world and those around him I knew from the first few ages th. Exploration of the encounters that lend uiet networks of grace to our busy livesWilliam Henry Searle casts an eye back to episodes spent in close and tender relationships with members of his family childhood friends animals and loved ones in laces that range from his father’s scrap metal yards to the jungles of Borneo an Oregon river and the. At it might not turn out to be a favourite Searle is a oet and this is clear from his writing style
The Is Very Flowerywriting is very flowery jam Challenged to Win packed with metaphors and adjectives though I am very much of the belief that these things are not necessary foroetry in any way He doesn t seem to be an effortless Kids Draw Knights, Kings, Queens, Dragons poet however Someassages seem forced much seems to be made into oetic musings when it didn t need to be in short it felt rather like he tried too hard most of the time that every single moment had to lift him up and rovide a higher meaning had to be filled with otherworldly colours and impressions The result was that I struggled to keep my focus when reading and I constantly had to go back and read sentences again It took me a week to read this rather short 187 The Color of a Leader pages in theroof book mainly because I didn t look forward much to sitting down and reading I Into the Planet personallyrefer simpler writingThen again if your entire book is flowery and Dusk (Rosales Saga, poetic and your reader is sometimes into this you re bound to hit the right spot at someoint and Searle did do that for me a handful of times The best George Washingtons Secret Six part for me was the fourth and final one Winter His writing seemed to come a bit into its stride it felt a little easier on the eyes and mind There are some touching moments throughout and some that genuinely made me want to read on but overall it wasn t the best reading experience I might ve DNFed it if it weren t gifted to me I think it s good manners to finish something you were gifted but that might just be me Rating somewhere between 25 and 3 stars. Swiss AlpsIn thoughtful elegantrose Searle celebrates the uiet conversations that nourish us and the everyday atterns of connection that give meaning to our human existenceAn exceptionally rich celebration of the natural world by turns rapturous and melancholy and often – in strikingly original ways – both at the same time SIR ANDREW MOTIO. .
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