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Jamrach's Menagerie Read ✓ 107 ô ❮EPUB❯ ❄ Jamrach's Menagerie ✿ Author Carol Birch – Berkingmad.co.uk A thrilling and powerful novel about a young boy lured to sea by the promise of adventure and reward with echoes of Great Expectations Moby Dick and The Voyage of the Narwhal Jamrach’s Menagerie tel A thrillingEPUB Jamrach's Menagerie Author Carol Birch Berkingmad.co.uk A thrilling and powerful novel about a young boy lured to sea by the promise of adventure and reward with echoes of Great Expectations Moby Dick and The Voyage of the Narwhal Jamrach’s Menagerie tel A thrilling and powerful novel about a young boy lured to sea by the promise of adventure and reward with echoes of Great Expectations Moby Dick and The Voyage of the Narwhal Jamrach’s Menagerie tells the story of a nineteenth century str.

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Ast But when the ship’s whaling venture falls short of expecta­tions the crew begins to regard the dragon—seething with feral power in its cage—as bad luck a feeling that is cruelly reinforced when a violent storm sinks the ship Drifting across an increasingly hallucinatory ocean the sur­vivors including Jaffy and Tim are forced to confront their own place in the animal kingdom Masterfully told wildly atmospheric and thundering with tension Jamrach’s Mena­gerie is a truly haunting novel about friendship sacrifice and survival..

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Jamrach's MenagerieEet urchin named Jaffy Brown Following an incident with an escaped tiger Jaffy goes to work for Mr Charles Jamrach the famed importer of exotic animals alongside Tim a good but sometimes spitefully competitive boy Thus begins a long close friendship fraught with ambiguity and rivalry Mr Jamrach recruits the two boys to capture a fabled dragon during the course of a three year whaling expedi­tion Onboard Jaffy and Tim enjoy the rough brotherhood of sailors and the brutal art of whale hunting They even succeed in catching the reptilian be.

Jamrach's Menagerie Read ✓ 107 Carol Birch is the author of eleven previous novels including Turn Again Home which was long listed for the Man Booker Prize and Jamrach’s Menagerie which was a Man Booker Prize finalist and long listed for the Orange Prize for Fiction and the London Book Award.

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  • Ben

    Jamrach's Menagerie Read ✓ 107 Jamrach's MenagerieI received my copy from Bookhugger's Real Readers programme and the first thing to note is that the cover is absolutely stunning The second thing is that the opening paragraph is one of the most enticing I have ever read Unfortunately after such a promising first impression it falls a little flatIt's definitely an adventure novel but this creates some odd strengths and weaknesses I would disagree with the negative reviews which found it difficult to read It's written in uite a compelling fashion and I never felt the urge to stop reading and pick something else up instead It's very easy to get through and uite a uick read for its size Where the problem arises however is that it's very much a case of this happens then this happens then this happens which leaves very little chance to satifyingly develop the charactersA lot of reviews praise the emotion and d


  • Laura

    Jamrach's Menagerie Read ✓ 107 Jamrach's MenagerieThis was a really interesting read It starts out almost like a Dickens novel except colorful Young impoverished boy in Victorian London falls in with wild characters goes on adventures etc But it took a dreadfully dark turn that shocked the hell out of me and left me disturbed for days So be prepared for that—this is much than the average coming of age adventure story In retrospect there were hints of a wild dark vein earlier in the story I just wasn’t prepared for HOW dark the novel was going to go I think my favorite part of the novel was the rocky friendship between Jaffy and Tim simply because it seemed so honest and complicated and not


  • ·Karen·

    Jamrach's Menagerie Read ✓ 107 Jamrach's MenagerieNot suitable for vegetariansWell not for sueamish vegetariansActually no scrub that Not suitable for the sueamish full stopBut I 'really liked' it so Not sueamish lovely word Andor there are compensations for the ickiness Yes; Jaffy's voice is a steal Birch creates him and his world


  • Debbie Zapata

    Jamrach's Menagerie Read ✓ 107 Jamrach's MenagerieI found this book at the library sale shelves The cover attracted my attention first and after reading the first paragraph I was hooked I was born twice First in a wooden room that jutted out over the black water of the Thames and then again eight years later in the Highway when the tiger took me in his mouth and everything truly beganHow could I resist finding out what happened nextA word of advice though I did not read the blurb on the book jacket when I bought the book I did not read the GR blurb either which I have just discovered uotes the cover blurb exactly The trouble is that blurb is pretty much a condensed version of the book Because I dove in without knowing any of the details given in the blurb I was surprised when dramatic e


  • Allie Riley

    Jamrach's Menagerie Read ✓ 107 Jamrach's MenagerieI was torn between two and three stars for this Perhaps it is like 25 This book was a chore for me to read I felt disappointed and that it ought to have been so much better Maybe the problem was one of marketing it is called Jamrach's Menagerie and yet the vast bulk of it is about a voyage to find a presumably komodo dragonFor a bo


  • Felice

    Jamrach's Menagerie Read ✓ 107 Jamrach's MenagerieJamrach's Menagerie is the most colorful grimy brutal salty coming of age story you are likely to read It's the story of Jaffy Brown a nineteenth century boy who comes fully loaded with all that the best urchins have to offer abject poverty a single parent limitless optimism no education but natural smarts and a love of the sea Jaffy is part Pip part Popeye part Ishmael


  • Lance Greenfield

    Jamrach's Menagerie Read ✓ 107 Jamrach's MenagerieThe intensity the deep feeling the strong relationships the joys the horrors the experiences the adventures are all described so wonderfully by the author through the senses of Jaffy Brown in the first person that I shall not even attempt to tell you about them You need to read the book for yourself Short listed for the Man Booker Prize in 2011 I cannot imagine how good the eventual winner must've been in the eyes of the judges to have beaten Jamarach's MenagerieTowards the end I was beginning to think of alternative titles for the book Jaffy's Oceans or The Long Voyage of Jaffy Brown came to mind but I suppose that the title is appropriate as it all started when eight


  • K.D. Absolutely

    Jamrach's Menagerie Read ✓ 107 Jamrach's MenagerieThis book was shortlisted for Man Booker Prize this year 2011 It lost to Julian Barnes’ The Sense of an Ending I am still


  • Jenny (Reading Envy)

    Jamrach's Menagerie Read ✓ 107 Jamrach's MenagerieThis is one of those books where I really would like to know what the judges for the Man Booker Prize were thinking when they picked it over 100 other contenders to be longlisted for the prize for 2011 That's why I read it Parts of it have promise The story starts with this young boy Jaffy who lives at the very edge of the


  • Billpilgrim

    Jamrach's Menagerie Read ✓ 107 Jamrach's MenagerieI picked this one to read because it was on the longlist for the Booker Prize I started it when I first took it home from the library but I did not get into it then and thought I wouldn't read it But then I decided to try it again and when I got a little further into it I had not read very much the first time I started to enjoy itJaffy is a young poor boy living in London in the 1850's At age 9 when a tiger escapes its cage at a local animal store he walks up to the cat and strokes it's nose He wondered what it felt like He is promptly taken by the tiger in its mouth until the owner of the store Jamrach arrives and gets the tiger to drop him unharmed He sees a young gir