Venice

Venice Venice is about love and the tensions that pull us apart the love between Harrison and his uncle Ryan who is in need of a person to belong to Natalie who is pulled between her art and her heart an

  • Title: Venice
  • Author: Nick Earls
  • ISBN: 9780992498597
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Paperback
  • Venice is about love and the tensions that pull us apart the love between Harrison and his uncle Ryan, who is in need of a person to belong to, Natalie, who is pulled between her art and her heart, and Phil s awkward stilted love Think, Nick Hornby s About a Boy.Nick paints the picture of Brisbane perfectly The smells, sounds, tastes and temperature surround us as we wiVenice is about love and the tensions that pull us apart the love between Harrison and his uncle Ryan, who is in need of a person to belong to, Natalie, who is pulled between her art and her heart, and Phil s awkward stilted love Think, Nick Hornby s About a Boy.Nick paints the picture of Brisbane perfectly The smells, sounds, tastes and temperature surround us as we witness Ryan s relationships grow A sensory wonderland that carries us on the journey Gyton Grantley, actor

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    1. It’s funny how we make assumptions about a writer’s work. Take for instance myself and Nick Earls. He’s younger than me, a male and deals with contemporary issues with humour and aplomb. I’m (generally) not in to contemporary novels, preferring to hang out in the past but after hearing him speak about his new novella series, I thought this is different! How is he going to make this series work? How does he link the five novellas?I picked up the second in the series, Venice, which he sign [...]

    2. Last year I heard Nick Earls speak about an upcoming project. It was something different, he explained: a series of novellas released over a five month period. All inter-related and ultimately forming a collection - The Wisdom Tree.Earls' is intelligent and witty in person and incredibly engaging - all of which translates into (what seems to be) an effortless ability to spin a yarn.The second novella in the series, Venice is centred around 32 year old Ryan who's staying with his sister, her husb [...]

    3. Venice is Book 2 in Nick Earls’ Wisdom Tree series of novellas; it follows Gotham which I reviewed last month.The title is a reference to the Venice Biennale, where an invitation to exhibit would be a highlight of any artist’s career. The narrator, Ryan, recently ‘let go’ from a downsized mining company, is eking out his separation payment by staying with his sister Natalie who is preoccupied with her chances at the Biennale, while her husband Phil is preoccupied with being a successful [...]

    4. Quite an enjoyable novella! This novella, the second in a series of 5, is beautifully written and thoroughly enjoyable.Ryan is a man who is down on his luck. He lives with his sister Natalie, her husband Phil and their son Harrison. Natalie is an emerging artist, and Phil is a dentist. Ryan and Harrison embark on a road trip to collect something for Natalie's exhibit, and forge a strong bond.Nick Earls has a way of writing novellas with a great amount of detail. When I finished reading Venice, I [...]

    5. Rating: 4.5 stars. I love how Nick Earls has added little tidbits of his own life into the story - getting the horses heads, the Maggie Beer ice cream fiasco, and other. I think he has done an amazing job at depicting and reflecting ordinary Australia life. I love how the Jeff (Jeff Foster), that Tim refers to in 'Venice', is the main character from 'Gotham' - Jeff was Natalie's (Tim's sister) ex-boyfriend - I love how he made that connection between the two books. Nick Earls is an amazing story [...]

    6. Venice is a little gem. A 156 page gem - #2 of a series of 5 novellas. Horses heads, taxidermy, the art world, dentistry and pyloric sphincters are mixed up with nephew-minding, a down-turn in the mining industry, and the nature of family. Only Nick Earls could craft this weird and touching episode of relationships, and the unexpected threads and fibres that bind our lives together.

    7. This is the first piece of Nick Earls’ writing that I’ve read and I loved it! I could see everything vividly. It was like I was viewing a snapshot of this family’s life through his writing. I’m looking forward to reading the other novellas in the series.

    8. Venice is the second instalment in Nick Earls' series of five novellas, collectively entitled Wisdom Tree. After reading the first - Gotham - I had high expectations of Venice, and I was not disappointed. His writing is clear, concise, fresh, observant and perceptive. The story is a vignette of everyday life - Ryan is licking his wounds after a redundancy from the mining industry, living temporarily with his sister and her husband and their four-year-old, Harrison. He's helping out in practical [...]

    9. Brilliant again - Nick Earls doesn't waste a word yet you feel and see so much from the deceptively casual, chatty tone. I want to write like this one day.

    10. This was another winner in the Wisdom Tree series - I think it's even better than the first, Gotham. Earls knows how to pack an emotional punch in this deceptively simple story about Ryan, a retrenched young man, who moves in with his sister and brother-in-law and their four year old son. The various relationships within the family are explored through the minutia of daily living with Earls' trademark wry and subtle observations. With Ryan's sister Natalie being an artist, the intersection of ar [...]

    11. If ever there was a series of novellas to take your breath away the one going under the collective names of the Wisdom Tree by Nick Earls is it. Venice is the second in the series and is about a man coming to terms with a recent redundancy and his now less than certain place in a world focused on work and success; beautifully layered character development and delicate observations about how the central character deals with change and loss. Having worked with people in similar situations this is [...]

    12. The second in Nick Earls “The Wisdom Tree” series of novellas is not set in Venice, but sees the city affect the life of 32 year old Ryan’s, recently retrenched and so staying with his artist sister, her dentist husband and their 4-year-old son Harrison, for whom Ryan helps care. It’s an easy-to-read story, full of authentic little details that gives endears its natural emotion with its everyday appeal.

    13. Nick earls is a talented writer. I feel happy knowing writing this good is kicking around today. When they make it look so easy, that's the stuff.

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