Every Boat Turns South

Every Boat Turns South

by J. P. White
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ISBN-13: 9781579621889
Publisher: Permanent Press, The
Publication date: 09/28/2009
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

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Every Boat Turns South 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Bookventures More than 1 year ago
Every Boat turns south is a good story. The characters are original and they help to enhance the story. It's kind of hard to have a favorite when they all supported the story so well. I felt really comfortable reading this book because it was set in the Caribbean (which is where I am from) so I found that many of the references the author made was easy for me to identify with. His plethora of references also made me realize that White spent some time doing his research. It is also very clear that White is a great writer. He is vivid and imaginative and he uses his words cleverly to evoke just the right emotion for the readers. I enjoyed his writing because he makes you almost want to read on in anticipation of the conclusion. Every Boat Turns South is fashioned on some great contemporary works and succeeds to some extend which is admirable for a debut novelist. A prime example of this was in some of the themes raised. For example, the prodigal son Matt is racing against time to return to his father's death bed so that he can explain what really happened to his brother. The whole act was one that symbolized a sort of cleansing for Matt; after living in the shadow of his brother while he was alive and even in death, this release meant that he could finally begin to live his own life. This theme is also present in Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller. Having said that all of that, there were times when the book was really slow and a bit boring. In addition there was a little too much sailing jargon that just flew over my head and admittedly did not allow me to experience the novel to its fullest. While I liked the story, I am not entirely sure that I would read it a second time. I stand to be corrected though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago