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10 thoughts on “Waterline

  1. says:

    Ross Raisin wrote one of my favourite books of last year, and indeed of all time, God s Own Country, so I d had his second novel Waterline pegged as a must read since its release Although I found it equally impossible to put down reading the book from cover to cover in one sitting Waterline is a very different animal to Raisin s debut Where God s Own Country was bleak, darkly funny and thrilling, Waterline is bleak, bleak, bleak That isn t to say it s bad it is an incredibly powerful and Ross Raisin wrote one of my favourite books of last year, and indeed of all time, God s Own Country, so I d had his second novel Waterline pegged as a must read since its release Although I found it equally impossible to put down reading the book from cover to cover in one sitting Waterline is a very different animal to Raisin s debut Where God s Own Country was bleak, darkly funny and thrilling, Waterline is bleak, bleak, bleak That isn t to say it s bad it is an incredibly powerful and emotive novel and packs a punch like nothing else.Mick Little is a middle aged Glasgow cabbie, a former shipbuilder and father to two adult sons, one emotionally distant and the other literally distant living in Australia The book opens in the immediate aftermath of the death of Mick s wife, Cathy, which has affected him profoundly Initially, the story explores M...


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    At times bleak and despairing a novel about grief,depression,families and friends.Set initially in working class Glasgow the scene then shifts South to London where we encounter the world of the homeless.Parts of this section were laboured and repetitive I found.This novel...


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    And see if he did put a claim in then the reminders would be there the whole time for months, years, however long it took and even that is still ignoring the main thing why should he get a windfall Him that brought it into the house and handed her the overalls to wash and here s two hundred grand, pal, take it, it s yours you deserve it After the death of his wife to mesothelioma, Mick has to start his life over, struggling with the guilt from her death attributable to residue from his job i And see if he did put a claim in then the reminders would be there the whole time for months, years, however long it took and even that is still ignoring the main thing why should he get a windfall Him that brought it into the house and handed her the overalls to wash and here s two hundred grand, pal, take it, it s yours you deserve it After the death of his wife to mesothelioma, Mick has to start his life over, struggling with the guil...


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    Boring.


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    Ross Raisin does a fine line in dark and deep His first novel was shortlisted for nine literary awards and I d go so far as to say this will follow.It details the downward spiral of Mick after his wife dies from methothelioma a condition he blames himself for from his time working on the shipyards, bringing the dust back home We meet Mick and his family at the funeral Craig, his taciturn son who says little to his father and feels a lot for his dead mother and Robbie, the younger son who no Ross Raisin does a fine line in dark and deep His first novel was shortlisted for nine literary awards and I d go so far as to say this will follow.It details the downward spiral of Mick after his wife dies from methothelioma a condition he blames himself for from his time working on the shipyards, bringing the dust back home We meet Mick and his family at the funeral Craig, his taciturn son who says little to his father and feels a lot for his dead mother and Robbie, the younger son who now lives in Australia and reluctantly leaves his father to his new widower life.With the guilt of his wfe s death pressing down on him and no way to find a lead into this new life that he doesn t want old friends and colleagues think to leave him to himself is helping him, he can t get his old job bac...


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    Following the descent of a recently widowed man into homelessness, Waterline is my read of the year so far The grief and terror Raisin depicts as Mick attempts to process the death of his wife and manage his new life on the streets is truly moving Much like God s Own Country this novel focuses on themes of isolation and withdrawal, or rejection, from society The narrative switches from Mick s voice to outsiders, such as the reader, who encounter the homeless on a daily basis but keep their ey Following the descent of a recently widowed man into homelessness, Waterline is my read of the year so far The grief and terror Raisin depicts as Mick atte...


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Book at bedtime Ross Raisin s long awaited new novel after the success of his prize winning debut God s Own Country The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate He is awake, that s obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness That it s him that s not real That s aye what it feels like As if all these goings on around him the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat they are all part of some other life, one tha Book at bedtime Ross Raisin s long awaited new novel after the success of his prize winning debut God s Own Country The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate He is awake, that s obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness That it s him that s not real That s aye what it feels like As if all these goings on around him the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he s no a part of After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little finds himself struggling The shipyard s gone and with it his old way of life, and now his wife too With the ties that bound him to his old life suddenly loosened, he set...


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    got a good review at the weekend from various papers and I really liked his first novel God s Own Country.I am tempted to give it 5 stars because it ended up a moving account of one man s descent into poverty and homelessness after the shock of his wife s death He is an ex Clydebank shipbuilder, and feels guilty because he has caused her death through the asbestos he brought home on in his clothes Unable to cope with the grief anf guilt and too proud to go on the dole on the broo or to cla got a good review at the weekend from various papers and I really liked his first novel God s Own Country.I am tempted to give it 5 stars because it ended up a moving account of one man s descent into poverty and homelessness after the shock of his wife s death He is an ex Clydebank shipbuilder, and feels guilty because he has caused her death through the asbestos he brought home on in his clothes Unable to cope with the grief anf guilt and too proud to go on the dole on the broo or to claim compensation he runs off to London where he works in a hotel with immigrant workers Losing that job he becomes...


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    really great novel about family man who loses his wife, his job, his sons loves, his respect and selfworth, then goes to the streets and lives rough and nobody knows where he went his family finally tracks him down and he screws up the courage to meet his sons again, or so we suppose the ending is a bit ambiguous in only that we know someone died, alone but then, don t we all brilliant pacing, controlled descriptions of uncontrolled decent into illegitimacy story itself reminds me of izzo s really great novel about family man who loses his wife, his job, his sons loves, his respect and selfworth, then goes to the streets and lives rough and nobody knows where he went his family finally tracks him down and he screws up the courage to meet his sons again, o...


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    I had to read this for my book club Please don t ask me to read it again, ever I was the only person at the group who did not rave about it s realism, and how it changed their view of guilt because his asbestos covered clothes gave his wife cancer , depressed due to being widowed and homelessness because he lost the plot of who cared about him and would have supported him in his guilt grief if only he had TOLD THEM.The best section was how social workers tried to connect with him, a I had to read this for my book club Please don t ask me to read it again, ever I was the only person at the group who did not rave about it s realism, and how it changed their view of guilt because his asbestos covered clothes gave his wife cancer , depressed due to being widowed and homelessness because he lost the plot of who...


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Waterline download Waterline , read online Waterline , kindle ebook Waterline , Waterline ab242f135fd3 Mick Little Used To Be A Shipbuilder In The Glasgow Docks He Returned From Australia 30 Years Ago With His Beloved Wife Cathy, Who Longed To Be Back Home But Now Cathy S Dead And It S Probably His Fault Soon Mick Will Have To Find A New Way To Live Get A New Job, Get Away, Start Again, Forget Everything.