The Watchers On The Shore

The Watchers On The Shore Continuing the story of Vic Brown we find that having been unwillingly thrust into the cold and murky waters of matrimony in A Kind of Loving and after three years of trying to live with Ingrid he

  • Title: The Watchers On The Shore
  • Author: Stan Barstow
  • ISBN: 9780552991896
  • Page: 369
  • Format: Paperback
  • Continuing the story of Vic Brown, we find that, having been unwillingly thrust into the cold and murky waters of matrimony in A Kind of Loving, and after three years of trying to live with Ingrid, he is still struggling to keep afloat Their marriage has become a kind of living until a lifebuoy affair bobs on to his horizon, enlarging his world and enabling him to breakContinuing the story of Vic Brown, we find that, having been unwillingly thrust into the cold and murky waters of matrimony in A Kind of Loving, and after three years of trying to live with Ingrid, he is still struggling to keep afloat Their marriage has become a kind of living until a lifebuoy affair bobs on to his horizon, enlarging his world and enabling him to break out from the bonds of matrimony It is Donna Perryman, a stunningly attractive actress, and the devastating effect she has on his life, that is the subject of The Watchers on the Shore, the brilliant sequel to A Kind of Loving, now regarded as a classic of post war literature.

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    1. For the first time months I have deserted the kindle and had to go back to paper because this book is not available electronically. And it's highly appropriate because the 60s/70s atmosphere which Barstow conjures up is definitely yellowing paperback and not e-book. It's an extraordinary book. Like looking through a box of my old photos. Every new image summons up a flood of memory. It's not my story, but many of the anecdotes have very familiar chime.

    2. Book #2. A fast read continuing on with Vic's life and the mess he has made of it. Lots of Yorkshire slang. They use compeltely different words for things which makes it interesting. "Sammy" means a fool. Another note of interestey are all riding public transportation in the 60's and able to get anywhere, easily.

    3. Went to so much hassle to get hold of this out of print book and it was worth it. An excellent sequel to A Kind Of Loving where Vic kind of got what he deserved this time around

    4. I didn't enjoy this second book as much as I did the first volume in the series but maybe I wasn't in the right frame of mind as the story picks up pretty much from where it left off in Vic's unhappy predicament. Maybe though that is the main problem with having a sequel, we all have our imagination and we would like to use it rather than be told exactly what happened next. Might revisit the last chapter as I wasn't paying much attention by that point.

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