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Author: Tim Winton
ISBN13: 978-1555971588
Title: Cloudstreet
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Language: English
Category: British and Irish
Publisher: Graywolf Pr (May 1, 1992)
Pages: 426

Cloudstreet by Tim Winton

Scribner paperback fiction. For Sam Mifflin Sadie Mifflin Olive Winton and Les Winton with love and gratitude. Scribner paperback fiction. This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. All rights reserved, including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form.

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Cloudstreet is a 1991 novel by Australian writer Tim Winton. It chronicles the lives of two working class families, the Pickles and the Lambs, who come to live together in a large house called Cloudstreet in Perth over a period of twenty years, 1943 – 1963. It was the recipient of a Miles Franklin Award in 1992.

Tim Winton discusses his novel Cloudstreet with Harriett Gilbert and the World Book Club audience. This month World Book Club is talking to chart-topping Australian writer Tim Winton about his unforgettable novel Cloudstreet. Winner of the Miles Franklin Award and recognised as one of the greatest works of Australian literature, Cloudstreet is Tim Winton's sprawling, comic epic about luck and love, fortitude and forgiveness, and the magic of the everyday

103 quotes from Tim Winton: 'It’s how I fill the time when nothing’s happening. Thinking too much, flirting with melancholy. 'It's the pointless things that give your life meaning. Friendship, compassion, art, love. All of them pointless. But they're what keeps life from being meaningless. and 'Writing a book is a bit like surfing," he said. Most of the time you're waiting. And it's quite pleasant, sitting in the water waiting. But you are expecting that the result of a storm over the horizon, in another time zone, usually, days old,. Writing a book is a bit like surfing," he said.

About book: A different kind of book, this Cloudstreet. Its one of those books where one can identify with those who give it high praise as well as those who didn't care for it. I didn't find the storyline particularly compelling nor any of the characters. However, the book grew on me. I started trying to decide if I even wanted to continue reading it, decided I did, and ended up really liking the ending. And the truth is until Cloudstreet Tim Winton was probably the sort of writer who, had he suddenly vanished into obscurity, could easily have been dismissed as an also-ran. But here's where he grows into himself, where he unbuttons the constricting Hemingway obsession (fairly common among Australian writers in the 80s) and lets it all hang out, and where, once and for all, he eclipses that cold-hearted big-headed ex-advertising man (Carey) and becomes a kind of institution.

Cloudstreet by Tim Winton. An all too familiar trope of contemporary fiction is the dysfunctional family. Then along comes Tim Winton, who offers an intriguing twist on the whole matter. In his best known book Cloudstreet (1991), Winton somehow manages to deliver up the hopelessly and charmingly dysfunctional family.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Hailed as a classic, Tim Winton's masterful family saga is both a paean to working-class Australians and an unflinching examination of the human heart's capacity for sorrow.

Two families, the Lambs and the Pickles, are thrown together by chance into a rambling house, where they struggle with what life has to offer them.
Reviews: 7
I had great difficulty getting into this book but once I did, I had great difficulty putting it down. To really understand it fully, I would need to reread it. So many layers, so much symbolism.

For the nonAustralian, the going is made more complicated by the author's use of the vernacular and references to places and customs unfamiliar to the no local reader. I wish a glossary of terms would have been included.
I resisted this novel for so long, because the author is a local feature whose middle-aged ponytail makes him a walking Fremantle stereotype. A great friend told me I was a fool, especially because I live in Perth. She was right.

Cloudstreet is a sprawling ode to family ties and historic Perth, as well as a long luxurious love letter to the Swan River (true name Derbarl Yerrigan) - that snaking silver stream that Indigenous people will tell you was made by the serpent spirit the Wagyl.

I am going to read more Tim Winton and not deny myself good literature because of a douchey haircut.
Cloud Street has rapidly made its way to one of my top ten novels of all time. Up there with Michael Ondatje, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, John Fowles, Ian McKuen, Jane Gardham, Shirley Hazzard & Abraham Verghese.
The author is a well respected Australian author. This book tells the story of two families and one big subdivided house from the 40s to the 60s. The characters were interesting in some cases. The setting is a part of Australia I don't know. The economy and society are a little foreign but not hard to understand. There were so many characters that I had a hard time following some of what was happening. I think that the book would have meant more to me with less characters and more development but reviewers disagree with me.
Albeit towards the end slightly loses the edge. The story blurs & becomes somewhat hard to follow & understand. The appearance of a blacck man for instance and his words to Quick (one of the main characters) are not that clear and it's hard to determine whether it's a real person or Quick's imagination. The plot eventually reaches its cheerful conclusion after long meandering, twists and turns. Good story of two families going thru life's ups and downs brought together by the old haunted house given to one family - the Pickles - as inheritance from their relative. Their lives mingle with the Lamb family when they move in as tenants and help their landlords with raising some income. The Lambs are hard working with great work ethos, solid rules and strong family ties which can set an example to the Pickle family. There are some tragic circumstances testing greatly the Lambs' faith & family values yet in the end they seem to come out victorious even if battered and shaken. There is some heart breaking drama on the Pickle front too and thats to do with the wife and mother's heavy drinking and loose morals. We learn towards the end that there's a heart wrenching reason for the way she turned out and alienated her own daughter and it's a lesson in compassion and understanding. Winton's characters are so genuine it's easy to sympathize with them, feel their raw emotions and feel for them. By honest description of their life stories he manages to put the reader in their shoes and become more sympathetic less judgmental.
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I became aware of this author when I watched the 6 part series of it on Acorn TV. I was spellbound by the story and when I discovered that it was adapted from a book of the same title, I read it. Tim Winton is a fantastic writer and is revered in his native Australia. He has written several books and I look forward to reading them. The characters were well-defined and reminded me of the down-to-earth people in John Steinbeck stories.I liked the humor that was prevalent and appropriate to the story. If I have any criticism it’s that I would have liked a glossary of the Australian terms that sprinkled almost every page. I either made educated guesses, or looked the words up. There is also a mystic quality that pervades but this wasn’t a distraction for me.
I have seen the TV Series of Cloudstreet, and it makes me feel to read the novel and do the compare the two. Finally its turns out that the Novel is the best of it. But the TV Series helps me to understand the location and graphic detail which in this novel.

After all, its the Book first and all the later version from Play to TV were all adaptation of the original novel from the Author.
Fantastic cast of characters, earthy, moving, funny - all the ingredients of a great story. I am not an Aussie so some of the vocabulary went above my head but it doesn't matter. It adds to the genuine grit of the tale. Deserves all the praise it has been accorded.