Saville by David Storey

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Title : Saville
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ISBN : 0380018896
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 597 pages


John rated it ★★★★★

July 10, 2012

This novel epitomizes one of my favorite quotes: "Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary." ― Boris Pasternak Reading this book really is an extraordinary experience! I found much of it to be very com...

Ravi rated it ★★★★☆

February 11, 2017

What I really liked about this 1976 Booker Prize winning novel is its Coetzeeshness. The childhood descriptions were as par compared to 'Boyhood' of Sir JM Coetzee and writing style was slow and moving. This book is all about Coal Minor's son Colin Saville and pictures from his life, right from h...

Rebecca rated it ★★★★★

June 12, 2016

Saville is filled with coal mining history and follows the life of the main character caught up in the middle of it. Detailed and emotional, it's a really unforgettable story.

Alex rated it ★☆☆☆☆

March 30, 2014

This review has been hard to write, because this book has been extremely difficult to read. This is a personal thing on my part, because I have always found novels that describe childhood in school to be difficult, mainly because my latter years in school were not always pleasant. Saville talks a...

Philip rated it ★★★★★

September 19, 2008

A reflection on Saville by David Storey Saville won the Booker Prize in 1976. In such a vast novel it is inevitable that the pace will occasionally quicken and slacken, but a book like this can be read over weeks, almost dipped into as the passing phases of Colin’s life unfold. David Story was bor...

Kate rated it ★★★★★

November 03, 2015

Книга - почти бесстрастный рассказ о жизни в небольшой шахтёрской деревушке. Автор настолько хорошо описывает ситуацию, что в книгу погружаешься с головой. Да, это я живу на той улице, за стеной от одного из упомянутых семейств. Очевидно, что жизнь шахтёров нельзя назвать лёгкой, а заработок - хо...

Katy rated it ★★★★☆

February 15, 2017

This is a book that is going to stay with me for awhile. I enjoyed the minutiae of Saville, but I also found the tone to be just so well handled. It is a tone of bleakness, frank existence, and of struggle. Struggle to get out of a place, struggle to make others see a place as you see it, struggle...

Mamaujeni rated it ★★★★☆

June 29, 2014

If you grew up in a low-income family; particularly if you've been exposed to a more comfortable way of life (tertiary education or more well-off mates), then this book will surely strike a chord with you. Powerful stuff.

Peter rated it ★★★★☆

May 30, 2010

Although somewhat bleak this book stayed with me and really gripped me. It really puts you in the shoes of the main character.

piratemoon rated it ★★★☆☆

June 24, 2010

There was a very strange feel to this book. It felt very removed from that which it was narrating, the sense of alienation which the main character, Colin, feels by the end, being a part of the reader-experience throughout. That isn't to say I didn't enjoy it. I did, actually. I rather got into r...

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