Close Quarters (2020)

Close Quarters Following Rites of Passage this is second of Golding s Sea Trilogy Half way to Australia in a wilderness of heat stillness and sea mists a ball is held on a becalmed ship In this surreal atmosphere
  • Title: Close Quarters
  • Author: William Golding
  • ISBN: 9780571191451
  • Page: 450
  • Format: Paperback
  • Following Rites of Passage, this is second of Golding s Sea Trilogy Half way to Australia in a wilderness of heat, stillness and sea mists, a ball is held on a becalmed ship In this surreal atmosphere the passengers dance and flirt, while beneath them thickets of weed spread over the hull.
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    1. Close Quarters is the second volume of William Golding s To the Ends of the Earth trilogy In this volume, Edmund Talbot has completed his journal which he was keeping for his godfather and embarks on a personal narrative for the rest of his voyage His voice changes significantly now that he is no longer writing for the benefit of his influential patron, becoming much less constrained and pompous We begin to see who Edmund really is a very young man of privilege who has led a sheltered, inexperi [...]

    2. A well written story about Edmund Talbot, a young aristocrat, who writes a journal of his experiences on a ship bound for the Antipodes sometime in the 1800s Talbot is an inexperienced young adult who learns a lot about the behaviour of a cross section of human society in the confined spaces of a weather beaten ship There are a number of interesting characters and events to provide for an entertaining read I enjoyed this story a little than the Rites of Passage as Close Quarters is a humorous [...]

    3. I actually read all three books in one volume, but since they won t be added separately to my 2017 Reading Challenge, I am adding them each manually, solely for that purpose My actual review of the series is under the single volume, To the Ends of the Earth.

    4. One should never ignore any nautical fiction or non fiction for that matter There are so many classics William Golding of Lord of the Flies fame won all sorts of prizes including the prestigious English Booker Prize for Rites Of Passage, I stumbled across its sequel, entitled Close Quarters in a bibliography of books about the sea Both books recreate life aboard a nineteenth century sailing vessel as seen through the eyes of Edmund Talbot, a passenger on his way to the Antipodes Rites and Close [...]

    5. In retrospect I wish I had read the volumes first and then seen the 3 part movie However, having seen the movie, some of the dialogue is now clearer would that I had CC on my disk and I understand now the shock the ship s crew and passengers had at seeing the wooden thing rise from the ocean After a hiatus of some years from volume 1, Golding was able to pick up the character and diction of Talbot very well He has grown some in discretion albeit very little and continues to be reckless of himsel [...]

    6. A bit easier to read than the first Book in the series The aristocrat, Edmund Talbot, suffers concussion and his fellow ship mates find him a bit easier to live with The ship is dismasted and meets another British naval vessel on which Talbot falls in love with one of the passengers Talbot then pines for the rest of the book as his love of his life sails off to India and he continues his slow voyage to Sydney The ship is slowly falling apart and there is an air of doom around the crew and passen [...]

    7. Not as enjoyable as the first book in the trilogy but still gripping Golding manages to convey the feelings of almost total panic that Talbot experiences underneath the calm exterior Surprising at the end because we learn the fate of the ship before we have the next instalment of the story I am now starting the last book in the series Fire Down Below I would definitely recommend these books but advise that they are not light reading and the reader need to concentrate hard to fully understand wha [...]

    8. Join Edmund Talbot on his continuing journey to Sydney cove It s the early 1800 s on board a vessel that appears to be leaking like the proverbial sieve Edmund, our accident prone hero has decided to write down his experiences as he travels south, the doldrums, storms etc.There s also the growing sense of dread as he and the ship move south, hard to put down and fortunately I ve got the third part of the trilogy in my hot little hands Golding is a great story teller and I do wonder about his oth [...]

    9. I first fell in love with to the ends of trilogy by starting the book Rites of passage and loved how Edmund Talbot started his journey Now in Close Quarters, Edmund and the ship Pandora are halfway there into the voyage Little do they know surprises, await them and the question is can they survive the rest of the journey and each other or will it be a ship of madness Definately the book worth reading

    10. Aside from a late and explosive death, nothing much happens in this, the second volume in Golding s To the Ends of the Earth trilogy And yet it is clever, deep and thoroughly engrossing Talbot the narrator starts a new journal, his tone reflecting his enhanced self awareness, but still revealing his emotional immaturity And the ship, encumbered by weed, when scraped, brings forth something dark from beneath.

    11. The difficult second novel in a series.The description is dense, but the narrative is disjointed The protagonist walks around asserting his aristocratic credentials and being disorientated, like a lesser Lord Byron, whom he himself references There are fantastic passages and great ideas two ships adrift in the doldrums tie themselves together to put on a ball But then the ship begins to tear itself apart, while the action never seems immediate The story peters out.

    12. Others have covered the narrative For me, this was another good Golding consideration of human nature It takes a while to get going but, about 1 3 way in, you start to get little vignettes of discreet personae, each acting in certain ways according to his her character and personal interest Not as intense as Lord of the Flies, less of a trajectory than in The Spire A pace and narrative appropriate to a ship going nowhere.

    13. A well conceived and equally well written lead character is developed in this book which follows on well from the first volume although it fails to grip your attention for than a few pages at a time It s good literature but not a very good novel, if that isn t self contradictory Still not as good as The Lord of the Flies.

    14. Not as thrilling as Rites of Passage, but still a very enjoyable read Golding is a master at describing the social life, he doesn t need many events to happen to make a fine read Immediately after finishing this book, I started Fire Down Below That must say something.

    15. This is book two of the sea faring trilogy A good book but an essential read to get to book 3 Fire Down Below which is the best by far.

    16. This book is a classic, as are all three of the END OF THE WORLD novels The symbolism alone makes it worth reading.

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