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He remains same from beginning to end. It highlights the hilarity and sometimes frivolous nature of life, especially Oliver’s. 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. I’m now excited to see the movie and see what Richard Ayoade did with such a lovely book. If we had gone to high school with each other I would have watched him cautiously from behind my ill-advised fringe and think that he was odd and trouble.

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He remains same from beginning to submarine joe dunthorne. Respecto al autor, esta primera novela, a pesar de sus errores es suficientemente buena e interesante como para seguirle la pista a futuro. I thought the girls in the book where well rendered, both the pyromaniac Jordana and the bullied Eve. Even so, Oliver can’t resist them. Who am I kidding? I had hoped that a character with Oliver’s personality would not also be subject to stereotypical teenage, loutish behaviours.

Oliver Tate as a smart albeit eccentric teenager struck a chord with me, and at first I felt I could relate to the character. Did I really just admit that? Our author, Joe Dunthorne, punctuates his book with clever turns of phrases, keeps his sentences succinct and uses natural phrases that flow together well.

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Ollie, the 15 y. Maybe he was never meant to. Apr 10, CharlotteN rated it really liked it.


Also, despite his unique personality, he surprisingly fits in very well at school and has no problems hiding submarine joe dunthorne true self in order to gain popularity, which is something that a real teenager with a similar sort of personality ie. La lectura de este libro ha sido en varios momentos divertida, ya que los pensamientos del protagonista en algunas situaciones son bastantes particulares, pese a ello lo veo como un libro carente de emociones.

Plus, classing this submarune as YA would make it infinitely cooler because YA fiction is submarine joe dunthorne the rage right now and all the indie kids read it and pretend they liked it before it got famous. Oliver Tate is 15, despairingly obsessed with his virginity, in love with his own cleverness, and wildly trying to save his parents’ marriage.

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Whilst Catcher has become known as a book for teens it was intended for adults and as such deals with things beyond the school yard as it investigates it’s issues of identity and alienation, Subamrine gets bogged down in the minutiae of bodily fluids, obvious attempts at making Oliver a modern day picaro but forgetting to make him sympathetic in any way at all.

Expect a typical story written from a rebellious teenager’s eyes, full of issues faced by teenagers and their friends and family. Apr 11, Beatrice rated submarine joe dunthorne really liked it. zubmarine

Also by Joe Dunthorne. It was so nice to read a book where you really felt that you were reaching inside every part of the narrator’s mind, not just dynthorne superficial part. I choose to discount these comparisons for three reasons: It highlights the hilarity and sometimes frivolous nature of life, especially Oliver’s.


Submarine by Joe Dunthorne

Please try again later. And I am submarine joe dunthorne big fan of words. English novels Hamish Hamilton books British novels British bildungsromans British novels adapted into films s young adult novel stubs Bildungsroman stubs. El problema viene cuando las situaciones motor, aquellas en las que el libro se sostiene, se resuelven y el ritmo empieza a decaer.

He lives in London. At least, it seems to me.

Submarine was marketed as “a tale of mock GCSEssex duunthorne death. Now a major motion picture. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I have to say for this cases movie was better. In fact quite unexpectedly, Oliver was a bit intense for someone his age, an over thinker and actually somewhat pompous and mean to an extent. View all 17 comments. He is, in common with submarine joe dunthorne year-olds, full of tremendous moral self-righteousness about adult failings and in possession of only half the facts.