Jan 20, 2022
Quarantine
Posted by Jim Crace

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  • Title: Quarantine
  • Author: Jim Crace
  • ISBN: 9780312199517
  • Page: 365
  • Format: Paperback
  • [PDF] Quarantine | by ✓ Jim Crace, Quarantine, Jim Crace, Quarantine Winner of the Whitbread Novel of the Year and a Booker Prize finalist Two thousand years ago four travellers enter the Judean desert to fast and pray for their lost souls In the blistering heat and barren rocks they encounter the evil merchant Musa madman sadist rapist even a Satan who holds them in his tyrannical power Yet there is also another a faint figure inWinner of the Whitbr.

    [PDF] Quarantine | by ✓ Jim Crace - Quarantine, Quarantine Winner of the Whitbread Novel of the Year and a Booker Prize finalist Two thousand years ago four travellers enter the Judean desert to fast and pray for their lost souls In the blistering heat and ba

    Maciek

    Jim Crace s short novel Quarantine was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1997, but did not win it lost to The God of Small Things Despite not being a long novel the Penguin edition clocks in at just 243 pages Quarantine aims to achieve a high goal retell the story of Jesus s 40 day sojourn in the desert and his temptation by the Devil.The problem with retellings of well known stories is precisely the fact that they are well known the author has to show a certain degree of invention to make up [...]


    Zaki

    Reading Jim Grace I feel like he s very aware of writing in a kind of oral tradition He s very attentive to the music and the rhythm of the way that sentences sound like Even though he uses simple vocabulary the percussion of each sentence is very complicated and Jim Grace attends to it very closely There s always a drum beat running through his sentences They are so musically and rhythmically based that you almost want to tap your feet to them I was really charmed by this story It started off w [...]


    Kristijan

    Karantin , odnosno Iscelitelj kako je u Srbiji preveden ovaj roman je moj prvi susret sa D imom Krejsom Ni sam ne znam za to do tog susreta nije do lo ranije Krejs je na mojoj listi odavno jer sam jo davnih dana odlu io da prore etam nominovane za Bukera iako ova nagrada nije uvek data najzaslu nijem autoru i najboljem delu za datu godinu, sam spisak nominovanih krije gomilu bisera knji evnosti.Krejs me je kupio ve na prvim stranicama Iako sam itao na momente rogobatan srpski prevod, bilo je nem [...]


    Martine

    Now this is how you write a gripping book.Quarantine is what you might call a novel of ideas It seeks to give an account of Jesus forty day sojourn in the desert and to explain how Christianity or, if you will, the cult of Christ came into being While it s not overly blasphemous, it does present its theories in a way to which people who take the New Testament very literally might object See, for one thing, Crace s Jesus is not the Son of God, but rather a clumsy and all too human carpenter who t [...]


    Szplug

    Dervish fire, serpent s smiling face,Wind charred, cave dreamt, in fasting vow,Merchant goad, hunger for the now,Sere masters of the flesh, the base,Soulless, formless, hell s cracked shell space,From body hale now withered bough,Love s courses ne er found room enow,To grow, bound in faith s carapace.Yep, that s ridiculous, but it truly is about all I can muster for Mr Crace, a writer who has never yet risen above so so for me, though I enter each book expecting big things If The Pesthouse is me [...]


    Mohit Parikh

    Quarantine is a good novel the writing technique of Jim Crace is flawless, language poetic reviewers note that he uses iambic meters to control the length of his short sentences , the characters serve their purposes well and the era he creates is too real supposedly, a forte of Crace And for these reasons this novel should be picked I recommend it I am glad that I read it BUT, I am also left disappointed The author has choosen an easy way out The book tells Jesus s story of 40 days of quarantine [...]


    Sean Gainford

    A different take on Jesus 40 days and 40 nights quarantineA realistic story on how an eccentric, deeply religious man, with strong will and intelligence, was mistaken to have committed a miracle and then gathered a following of people Jesus in this story is not a flawless son of God, but very human, with his own human weaknesses and temptations Crace set himself a difficult task of going in and out of the minds of his 7 characters, but just about pulls it off Jesus and the greedy, evil Musa, wh [...]


    Peregrine 12

    A though provoking book but not enjoyable I don t care how many medals it won This book had beautiful images and real seeming characters, but the story itself wasn t that compelling The writing was quite good mechanically , but again not a very gripping story One man s opinion, anyway.


    Steve

    Mid 5 This novel is a brilliant illustration of the creative craft and thought provoking potential of literature Crace has tackled and successfully surmounted the potentially explosive subject matter of fictionalising Christ s forty dsys in the wilderness In doing so, he has so wonderfully captured the rocky desolation of the setting, while humanising the unendurable suffering of the Galilee carpenter s fast Indeed, the author has blended the human frailty and possible divinity of this character [...]


    Val

    The inspiration for the book is the account in the Bible of Jesus s fast and temptation in the desert Five people are fasting in this story for various reasons, one of them named Jesus He is the only one who fasts both day and night, the others break their fast after sunset.The story and characters are both excellent, but the way the author uses biblical sources mixed with normal life makes the book outstanding.


    Vilis

    oti pies tin ts gabals, kas visu laiku prasm gi balans uz nesaprotam bas robe as Piecas zvaigzn tes laikam nav t p c, ka d vain k rt visu laiku bija drusku j piespie as, lai las tu, bet aprakst tajiem notikumiem tas laikam piem roti.


    Fiona

    I feel like Jim Crace maybe shot himself in the foot a little bit with this one, as far as the star ratings go I swung between one and four stars about every thirty pages, which is to say sometimes it was fascinating unsettling and sometimes it was skin crawl unsettling and the latter is Not For Me and that is what one star means.The skin crawl was deliberate, though, so Crace definitely did what he set out to do I m still not sure I got the rating right But there comes a point after which it re [...]


    Rick Urban

    .or, When Good Miracles Happen to Bad People.Really, I m being reductive here of a very rich and beautifully written work, full of the most poetic and rhythmic language And while one of the main characters is a Galilean named Jesus, he is just one of several individuals in the book who are in crisis, and, to my mind, not nearly the most interesting or important.Crace s meditative and provocative novel is the story of five pilgrims who come to the desert back in ancient times in order to fast and [...]


    Delaney Green

    Jim Crace s prose lifts you to a place that makes you feel wiser and better, yet his characters are real humans with real flaws and problems Quarantine is an exotic blend of everyday hardship and transcendent faith Quarantine takes place about 30 AD in the dry scrub of the Holy Land where people in need of guidance go alone into the wilderness to seek God through a process called quarantine that involves fasting, prayer, and reflection In the novel, a group of characters loosely band together fo [...]


    Trisha

    I suspect that what many fundamentalist Christians find blasphemous about this book is precisely what I found so appealing It s an intriguing exploration of the Biblical story of Jesus 40 days in the desert and while there are vague similarities and references to the Biblical account, Jim Crace invites the reader to move far beyond what s found in the Gospels Reminiscent of Kazantzakis s Last Temptation of Christ Crace s Jesus is wracked with doubts and uncertainties about who he is, while at th [...]


    Valerie Bird

    Quarantine by Jim Crace was recommended to me after my love affair with Harvest , a novel which I will only lend to the most reliable friends who know of my possessive nature where certain books are concerned.This novel is of the same quality the language astonishing, with descriptions of people and place as rich, as vivid The reader is standing alongside the characters, seeing the same scene, suffering the parched earth, the bitter wind, the blistering sun, the bitter nights, the fear.Aware tha [...]


    Holly the Infinite Book Dragon

    Be well.As much as I was hoping for a zombie apocalypse novel, this was a retelling of what was reputed to be Christ s 40 day fast in the desert So not what I was expecting, to say the least _ This book is well written Crace is wonderful with his attention to detail I have only read his The Devil s Larder prior to this, which was a delicious, erotic collection of short stories which I highly, highly recommend This Well, it all depends I am not a religious person, so I honestly found some of this [...]


    Mohit Chauhan

    Quarantine is an interesting book to give it the due credit It lost to God of Small things at Booker in 1997 and is acclaimed supremely high by critics At times next to Conrad s Heart of Darkness Which is where I find myself having reading either the wrong books or reading the right books wrongly I found Quarantine Meek and With no beginning and no definitive end I found it a bit scratching the surface kind of writing wherein there was a scope to hit treasure if only due deeper The central chara [...]


    Gregory Milliron

    I can understand why this book won so many awards Crace reaches out to the reader with excellent writing and a compelling story I was not at all troubled by the components of this book which deviated from the traditional story of Jesus in the wilderness, and I feel confident that traveling through this fiction as a possible explanation or reasonable telling of the story is not the purpose of reading this book I will say, however, that Crace does very little to tie off loose ends at close of the [...]


    Charles Mercieca

    In the inhospitable terrain of the Judean desert, an odd party assembles to fast The quarantiners each have their reasons, be it to banish cancer or bareness from their womb Along the way they encounter a young Galilean, who seems much determined than them.This novel operates on many different levels The prose is poetic to an extent that it propels the reader down the page It humanises Jesus and Satan beautifully and even manages to sneak a commentary on the wicked excesses of capitalism Most s [...]


    Jeanne

    Jesus 40 days in the desert Five people go into the desert and meet up with a woman and her husband who should have died Jesus inadvertantly heals him Jesus goes to a high cave and fasts The others fast during the day but eat and drink at night The trader the man who should have died wants a woman there because she wants to get pregnant and gets money from the others Jesus dies but his spirit comes to the woman and heals her after the trader rapes her Trader s wife and woman run away, as do the [...]


    Dey Martin

    3.5 stars because of the exceptionally creative premise and how the ending unfolded i disliked that Musa the fat greedy scheming manipulative lecherous merchant was such a big part of the book but in hindsight this was needed at least in a lesser part to set up the finale i really ended up hating him i took a half star off because i so disliked the author s extreme overuse of pronouns esp in the chapters about Miri.


    Vit Babenco

    He begged the devil to fly up and save him from the wind He d almost welcome the devil than god For the devil can be traded with, and exorcized But god is ruthless and unstable.Tyrants and God have the same nature they are liars and they persuade their own purposes.


    lauren

    its funny because louisa bought me this book and it is all about jesus hahally slow really slow and really boring and i m not all that into historical fiction about jesus.


    Merilee

    I ended up liking this a lot better than I thought I would, given the subject matter of Jesus 40 days in the wilderness Crace can certainly write and he has created some memorable characters.


    Shannon

    Jim Crace s Quarantine is populated with a small cast of unique characters including Jesus in one of the most desolate places on earth Crace does such a marvelous job of creating a believable setting for the novel that I ended reading it feeling like I had just come out of a quarantine myself slightly overwhelmed, exhausted and with my head spinning.The start of the book finds four people three men and one woman heading into the desert for a forty day quarantine Each has his or her reason for se [...]


    Mark

    A novella bloated into a novel, as dry and as barren as the landscape in which it is based Ungenerous in its character and characters Crace is by his own admission a fabulist, attracted to metaphors rather than realism but he overstretches, the worst of which is on page 197 His testicles furrowed and retracted in the cold, like shrinking slugs with salt put on their backs This kind of describes how I felt for its seemingly endless 243 pages Having said that it ends strongly and poetically, just [...]


    Cindy Marsch

    I would be happier with this book thinking of Jesus as one of many would be messiahs in that time, and the work as an imaginative exploration of what people were longing for, what a wilderness pilgrimage might have been, even THAT it might have been a kind of spiritual eco tourism of the time But it winds up getting too mystical to satisfy the connections Crace suggests with the story as we know it from the Gospels.The descriptions are gorgeous, though, with a wonderful sense of place the wind, [...]


    Amie

    Loved the first half His prose is deceptively simple but actually subtly poetic The second half was OKbut a little self indulgent and mystical for my liking He seems to have an issue with endings I liked his characterisation of Jesus though Captured the earnest young man thing, really wellof course, I know this from when I was an earnest young man


    Lloyd Klinedinst

    Read twice and discussed once at our BookClub meeting on 2 24.A tantalizing look at perceptions of what might have happened long agothrough the eyes of its participants as well as the omniscient storyteller.It confirms in its suspended interpretation of what happened the made up,author composed epigraph from a non book.



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