Free ↠ Muck: A Memoir By Craig Sherborne –

Muck: A MemoirThe Award Winning Sequel To The Acclaimed Memoir Hoi Polloi The Dynasty Has Started With My Father As The Founding Father And Me His Only Son, The Founding Son He Looks Forward To The Day When He Can Watch His Grandchildren Out There In The Clover Covered Paddocks Frolicking Among The Cowpats Playing With A Pony, Getting Stung By Bees The Most Wholesome Activities In The World With Their Only Son On The Brink Of Adolescence, The Nouveaux Riches Sherbornes Move Away From The City To Start A New, Gentrified Existence On A 300 Acre Farm Or Estate In Taonga, New Zealand But Life On The Farm Is Anything But Wholesome Sherborne Evokes His Family S Slide Into Madness Through A Series Of Unforgettable, Hilarious Portraits Of Feet, His Once Glamorous Mother, Now Addled With Snobbery, Paranoia, And Mental Illness Of The Duke, His Uncomprehending, Sporadically Violent Father And Of Himself, The Lord Muck Of The Title, At Once Helpless Victim And Ruthless Agent Of Their Undoing, Who In The End Must Decide Whether He Can Save His Family.Clear Sighted, Lyrical, And Marvellously Funny, Muck Is A Heart Rending Memoir Of Family Discord And An Exquisite Story Of A Young Artist In Search Of A Self.

    10 thoughts on “Free ↠ Muck: A Memoir By Craig Sherborne –

  1. says:

    An absolutely engagingly honest evocation of the mind of a boy brought up in 20th century closed off to most influences, with only his own self blaming answers to what happens around him The son and heir of his parents pretensions, he tries to navigate between their expectations, the demands and sneers of his peers, and his own rising sexuality Each scene is a battle in that continuing odyssey Throughout I was hoping he would ultimately know who he is, rather than what his father wants and expects.I was reminded of the paintings of Albert Tucker by the intensity and ugliness of the supporting char...

  2. says:

    A status driven family riddled with pretension, and a New Zealand rural adolescent memoir with shades of Catcher in the Rye Clever, real and, I thought, deeply sad That is a personal reaction to the story it tells however, not the aim of the author I felt the same about Ca...

  3. says:

    To put it shortly I hate Catcher in the Rye This reminded me of it and I was not surprised to see it referenced in the book This was only slightly better.

  4. says:

    I gave this two stars because it did at least keep me reading I kept waiting for some redeeming factor to be presented It never arrived As a matter of fact, the ending lowered him even further down the rung of my disrespect than the entirety of the memoir The only real compelling character in this memoir is his mom, referred to as Feet We get tantalizing glimpses into her irrationality and narcissism, however Sherborne s own narcissism far less interesting takes front seat as should be the case with such a personality.He portrays himself as a young man who highly overestimated his value and skills, yet never seems to show any character development or that he ever learned anything by the way of his mistakes in estimation and action He comes off as a whiny, overprivileged get who should have had the tar knocked out of him by his father I wouldn t rec...

  5. says:

    This humorous, self deprecating memoir of an Australian boy, defines social insanity as a new dimension of family dysfunctionality Smilingly wondering if he s ever found a sense of normalcy in his adult life, whatever that normal may be

  6. says:

    Choppy Written in casual New Zealand conversational dialect Very hard to follow.

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