Jan 20, 2022
The Pesthouse
Posted by Jim Crace

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  • Title: The Pesthouse
  • Author: Jim Crace
  • ISBN: 9780385520751
  • Page: 401
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ↠ The Pesthouse ☆ Jim Crace, The Pesthouse, Jim Crace, The Pesthouse Jim Crace is a writer of spectacular originality and a command of language that moves a reader effortlessly into the world of his imagination In The Pesthouse he imagines an America of the future where a man and a woman trek across a devastated and dangerous landscape finding strength in each other and an unexpected love Once the safest most prosperous place on earth Jim Crace is a.

    ↠ The Pesthouse ☆ Jim Crace - The Pesthouse, The Pesthouse Jim Crace is a writer of spectacular originality and a command of language that moves a reader effortlessly into the world of his imagination In The Pesthouse he imagines an America of the future wher

    karen

    if you have read the road, you don t really need to read this this was to be jim crace s third strike from me and i don t dislike jim crace, it s just i wasn t moved by either quarantine or being dead his style is not embracing it has the same detached, clinical style as hustvedt, which does not cuddle me, as a reader i need literary slankets that cover all my parts and transport me but leaving my arms free to wave about did i go on about slankets in another review i feel like i have they fascin [...]


    Annet

    Fascinating story but somehow the pace was slow Maybe it was because there is very little dialogue in the story It s all description and for me this meant that action was low and it was hard at points to keep my interest high Storyline reminded me of Cormac McCarthy Not a bad read at all, I just have the feeling that the result of this story could have been better exploited Three stars.


    Kristijan

    Mnogo volim da itam distopijske i postapokalipti ne romane, to su verovatno svi koji prate moje review e mogli da skontaju Neke romane D ima Krejsa odavno imam zahvaljuju i tome to itala ki mejnstrim u Srbiji nije prepoznao njegove kvalitete pa ih je Laguna prodavala po niskim cenama Tek nedavno mi je na listi romana za itanje sko io na prvo mesto njegov najpoznatiji roman Quarantine ili Iscelitelj Iako nije dobio punih pet zvezdica, taj roman me je osvestio da sam dugo ignorisao jednog od najin [...]


    Maciek

    Jim Crace s second novel, The Gift Of Stones, was set in an unnamed village on the English coast at the twilight of the Neolithic period his eighth,The Pesthouse, moves far into the future, centuries after an unnamed natural disaster has ravaged most of North America.The event which apparently consisted of multiple seismic shifts has destroyed America s infrastructure and demolished her cities and factories, stripping the continent of its industries and technological advances and stripped the co [...]


    Jason Pettus

    Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcenter Longtime followers of my creative projects know that in general I don t like publishing bad reviews that for the most part I see it as a waste of both my time and yours, in that I could be spending that time instead pointing out great artists you may have never heard of However, since one of the things this website is dedicated to is honest artistic criticism, I also feel it s important to acknowledge books that I found [...]


    Anne

    Whoais book is a trip I never know what to think when someone says some else s prose is lyrical or hallucinogenic I only know that this guy is a darn good writer I m surprised and not surprised that this book received mixed reviews First off, there s that whole how can a Brit write about America thing Well pish tosh, what Mr Crace has written isn t just about America It could have been set in England Or Germany Substitute any technologically advanced culture It works Eco disaster Could happen An [...]


    Libby

    I thought Jim Crace s Being Dead was a phenomenally weird read read, chock o block with passages of eerie beauty and shivery meditations on mortality I don t think I liked it per se, but I could not get it out of my head I had never read anything quite like it at the time, and still haven t So I was super excited when his next novel, The Pesthouse came out, dealing as it does with material I m particularly fond of post apocalyptic wasteland America maybe it s because of growing up watching Rolle [...]


    Andrew

    Poor Jim Crace Almost every review I ve read of this book compares it to Cormac McCarthy s The Road, and I m going to do the same Can t help it They re both novels set in post apocalyptic America with two people struggling to get to the coast, and they both came out at about the same time too And to me, The Road was better It was just a brilliant novel, one of the best I ve read in years The Pesthouse was good, but suffers from the comparison.Whereas The Road is set within living memory of the m [...]


    Cameron

    This book was a nice addition to my post apocalypse shelf due to the fact that it was primarily a romance novel But not the harlequin type, fellas you won t lose any street cred for reading this one.The setting is many generations after an apocalyptic event that ruined most of North America Crace doesn t describe the nature of the apocalypse or when it happened I was guessing around 500 years prior , but these details don t matter The entire story could have taken place in potato famine Ireland [...]


    Nancy

    I d heard of Jim Crace, but this was the first book I read of his, and it was a happy surprise It s a post apocalyptic love story between two characters on a pilgrimage to supposed safety Elements of Mad Max minus the heroics and The Grapes of Wrath, but with warmth.


    Jovi Ene

    America post apocaliptic este foarte asem n toare cu America de acum c teva secole, cu Evul mediu de oriunde este populat de g ti de t lhari, au loc la fiecare pas crime i violuri, febra c ut rii p m ntului plin de aur i rodnic domin , cl dirile sunt ni te ruine, exist secte care propov duiesc m ntuirea sub o form sau alta ntre toate acestea, sunt oameni care ncearc s supravie uiasc i s r zbat spre ocean, de unde pot evada spre Europa Numai c nimic nu este de ncredere, iar eroii no tri, Franklin [...]


    Tina

    Meh This novel is slow to start, picks up nicely in the middle, then has a crap ending Sadly, it had a lot of potential It was like The Road in slow motion with less suspense, toned down violence, and wimpier characters And at least in The Road I genuinely liked the man and the boy In this novel, Margaret was alright, but Franklin was a complete loser I m sorry, nice guys in post apocalyptic wastelands finish last You need to be ruthless and quick, not plodding and optimistic My biggest problem [...]


    Mike

    I heard about The Pesthouse on The Diane Rehm Show I thought the author sounded really interesting and the plot fascinating But it turns out that the story is about as strong as Diane s voice Oh no he didn t Oh yes I did Anyway, the story really doesn t go anywhere and seems to get bogged down with narrative I honestly can t find anything remarkable about the book At the same time, I can t find anything remarkably terrible about it either I guess I d say that reading it was like being in zero gr [...]


    Rosy Lewis-Ullah

    I started reading this book on holiday in 2012 It wasn t interesting enough to continue at the time but I recently came across it and I was curious to see what would happen.As it turns out, nothing really happens I did like the different type of post apocalyptic world but it was all very repetitive and quite boring.


    Ben

    This book reads as if Jim Crace s publishers saw how popular The Road was and said Hey Jim, we ll pay you a bunch of money to write something just like The Road And he did And it was bad.For now I will assume that it doesn t reflect on Jim Crace s less commissioned works.


    Erik Tanouye

    Bought this from the sale table at McNally Jackson on or near Independent Bookstore Day, in 2016, or maybe 2015


    Stephanie

    The Pesthouse is set in the distant future, though I m not exactly sure how distant America is a vast wilderness where Americans are infected with sickness and there is a lack of all modern conveniences, including medicines and electricity People are emigrating from the interior to the east coast in hopes of catching a ship to take them somewhere better, although no one seems to know much about these places beyond the sea, only that things will be better there.Margaret is infected with the flux [...]


    Amy

    This book is very similar to and came out close to the same time as The Road However, it s not so bleakly dark and has a happy ending rather than a bittersweet one Rather than a boy and his father pushing a shopping cart to the southern coast, a man and a woman push a barrow to the eastern coast However, both authors choose to leave America s apocalypse as a mystery of the past.The Pesthouse is set in a 1000 year old America which has seen better days Technology is a thing of the past and litera [...]


    Paul

    Sure, sure, sure, sure, sure sure sure, comparisons to The Road are inevitable and maybe or maybe not unfair, but really, what can you say about The Pesthouse, really, other than it just isn t as successful McCarthy s take on postapocalyptia The approaches are similar, where little is given concerning the cause of the current state of the world, and the focus of the book is two figures crossing a bleak and ruined continent Crace s book is essentially a love story, though, which I thought was to [...]


    Jessica Howard

    This book is set in a futuristic post apocalyptic type America, that is surprisingly reminiscent of frontier America in terms of technology and lifestyle Franklin Lopez, traveling with his brother Jackson to the east coast, in hopes of boarding a ship to escape America, is injured, and thus becomes separated from his brother He soon meets a woman named Margaret, confined to a pesthouse by an apparent outbreak of flux Margaret and Franklin begin to travel together toward the east, meeting rogues, [...]


    Andy Smith

    Jim Crace is clearly a masterful writer, the prose is beautiful, reminding me in some parts of Cormac McCarthy s dreamy, descriptive style In fact, The Pesthouse in itself is rather like The Road, only with a bit of colour, optimism and a not unhappy ending I so wanted to like this, if just for Crace s admirable ability as a writer That said, the long, descriptive paragraphs, full of sentences, skillfully put together, broken by numerous commas, used to say the same thing, again, in another way, [...]


    Eric Rasmussen

    The Pesthouse to me was The Road lite Same journey towards the coast, same conflict with roving bands of marauders However, the landscape is quite a bit pleasant, there s a love story, and no cannibalism This does not mean it has less of an impact, or is a weaker story, but the parallels are certainly there.My issue with this book was with its dystopian elements I am a big fan of the genre, and in the best examples of these books the setting is just as important as the characters Why the world [...]


    Emma

    Meh Not so great Not really worth the read, in my opinion It s the story of a man and a woman during some unexplained post apocolyptic future America who are journeying to the ocean in hopes of getting on a boat to Europe, which has now become the destination of choice for all hopeless Americans Take away the artifice of the post apocalyptic setting and the story is really a rather shallow and uninspired story that has been done time and again by better authors I felt like the author never fully [...]


    Jenny (Reading Envy)

    In this post apocalyptic novel, whatever destroyed modern culture happened so long ago that it is never actually explained There are vague references to the old days when America had factories and machines, but those things are relics and ruins now Now, people are finding different was to survive, although there seems to be mass emigration to leave the country for the promised land, where food can be caught without effort and people live in peace First they have to get there.This book was simple [...]


    Bookmarks Magazine

    Most critics compared The Pesthouse to Cormac McCarthy s Pulitzer Prize winning The Road 1 2 Nov Dec 2006 While The Pesthouse is equally devastating in its postapocalyptic vision, the novel, less spare in its sensory descriptions, contains a mordant wit and rounded female characters Jim Crace, the author of eight previous novels including the 2000 National Book Critics Circle Award winning Being Dead , compellingly chronicles a reverse migration and abandoned moral codes while raising important [...]


    James Murphy

    An interesting novel A very changed America which everyone wants to leave There s a flow of migration toward the east coast, a desire to sail to Europe brought about by a vanished way of life and ruined infrastructure The land is troubled by disease resembling the Black Plague and by roving bands of marauders The atmosphere is a peasant world returned to folklore and superstition Crace s language is antiquated, precious The religious fervor depicted reminded me of Puritan England I like Crace, h [...]


    Catherine Brown

    Jim Crace is a must read author Pesthouse is my least favorite of his books Being Dead and Quarantine are both better but it s still worth the read Set sometime in the future, after some terrible plague has wiped out nearly all of society The landscape is American, but it s like the American past there are no machines or electronics, no big cities, no gasoline If you re thinking it s like The Road, don t the comparison won t hold this book is personal, and a love story it isn t the Apocalypse T [...]


    Carmen

    To me, a futuristic dystopian novel is an accurate tale of things that could come if the we whomever that collective we is in said novel stays on the same course It is a critique of ourselves, our goverment s and our times Although this book falls into that definition, I think that this has been the least engaging one that I have read The story is slow, I couldn t care less about our two main characters, and the writing was soporific The two main characters exhibit lapses in logic that are both [...]


    Melanie Greene

    This guy knows how to make his sentences count Both Crace novels I ve read have been short and strong and well worth the time He sinks me into his worlds and does an admirable job of playing with his themes motifs throughout they re very cohesive objects, these books I tend to be enchanted by characters and plots than themes and world building, but when those aspects are as strong as Crace s, I m happy to shift my allegiances for a while.


    Justin

    This is the first Jim Crace book I had read for a while It reminded me slightly of Signals of Distress and i can see why some have drawn parallels between this book and Cormac McCarthy s The Road They were both published around the same time, and cover similar territory The Pest House however has a much less doomy feel to it despite some fairly horrific scenes I guess it has a optimistic outlook A good story, well told.



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