➾ Nine Island Author Jane Alison – Ivogue.co.uk

Nine Island Nine Island Is An Intimate Autobiographical Novel, Told By J, A Woman Who Lives In A Glass Tower On One Of Miami Beach S Lush Venetian Islands After Decades Of Disaster With Men, She Is Trying To Decide Whether To Withdraw Forever From Romantic Love Having Just Returned To Miami From A Monthlong Reunion With An Old Flame, Sir Gold, And A Visit To Her Fragile Mother, J Begins Translating Ovid S Magical Stories About The Transformations Caused By Eros A Woman Who Wants, A Man Who Wants Nothing These Two Have Stalked The World For Thousands Of Years, She Thinks.When Not Ruminating Over Her Sexual Past And Current Fantasies, In The Company Of Only Her Aging Cat, J Observes The Comic, Sometimes Steamy Goings On Among Her Faded Glamour Condo Neighbors One Of Them, A Caring Nurse, Befriends Her, Eventually Offering The Opinion That If You Retire From Love Then You Retire From Life.


10 thoughts on “Nine Island

  1. says:

    I m not old yet, but my heart is sick with old desire, I m hovering between a 3 and 4 star but I ll bump it up to a 4 due to its originality, this is narrative poetry, the words glide on the page and before you know it you ve been swept up in it s lyrical beauty Rich evocative descriptions that are also short, tight and snappy every sentence a treasure trove of gold Introspective thoughtful observant nuggets I could list so many sentences that sang to me and made my heart revel in this delig I m not old yet, but my heart is sick with old desire, I m hovering between a 3 and 4 star but I ll bump it up to a 4 due to its originali...


  2. says:

    3.5 rounded up This was a quick read and I think it d be great for women s book clubs lots of talking points While it s not in the same style, this type of novel reminds me of Anita Brookner books in that you re in the head of an older not old, maybe 40s woman who is considering whether or not to give up on romantic love Silly question What she s really doing is asking if she should settle for loser guys where no love is lost anyway Two things I really liked One, J no names are used, 3.5 rounded up This was a quick read and I think it d be great for women s book clubs lots of talking points While it s not in the same style, this type of novel reminds me of Anita Brookner books in that you re in the head of an older not old, maybe 40s woman who is considering whether or not to give up on romantic love Silly question Wha...


  3. says:

    4.78 starsHey, here s a new book I actually appreciated which is saying something for me With its short chapters, lush sensory descriptions, and confessional tone, this book feels like a meditation A meditation on what it means and ...


  4. says:

    Possibly the best book I ve read this year Poetic without overreaching, raw, gorgeous, sad, invigorating.


  5. says:

    Just finished reading Nine Island by Jane Alison I want to firstly thank Jane Alison and Catapult Publishing for a print copy I won on Goodreads.com Secondly, this is not usually a genre I would normally read, but that being said I was quite surprised how much I enjoyed this read It was beautifully written, humorous, touching and heartfelt A very poetic and introspective prose.Synopsis from cover Nine Island is an intimate autobiographical novel, told by J, a woman who lives in a glass Just finished reading Nine Island by Jane Alison I want to firstly thank Jane Alison and Catapult Publishing for a print copy I won on Goodreads.com Secondly, this is not usually a genre I would normally read, but that being said I was quite surprised how much I enjoyed this read It was beautifully written, humorous, touching and heartfelt A very poetic and introspective prose.Synopsis from cover Nine Island is an intimate autobiographical novel, told by J, a woman who lives in a glass tower on one of Miami Beach s lush Venetian Islands After decades of disaster with men, she is trying to decide whether to withdraw forever from romantic love Having just returned to Miami from a month long reunion wit...


  6. says:

    Maybe it s not bad to love so much what another mind made.


  7. says:

    Nine Island is the kind of book that will sink in way after you have read it It makes most sense sometimes and no sense at all, the other times Jane Alison s writing is lucid at so many points and so vague at the other points You get my drift, don t you It is a dream like book I was astounded when it began the way it did and there were also times I was bored out of my mind Having said that, I reread a couple of passages of the book once I was done with it and...


  8. says:

    This non fiction book is putatively up my alley a translator of Ovid repurposes his works on love in her effort to explore and cope with her own sexuality as menopause sets in , but in the final analysis it fell flat for me The Ovidian references were either too subtle or clever, or were too weightless to garner intrigue which is what Ovid advises us to develop if we are to be successful at love Like Ovid, Alison writes with tongue in cheek about her misadventures but unlike Ovid, he This non fiction book is putatively up my alley a translator of Ovid repurposes his works on love in her effort to explore and cope with her own sexuality as menopause sets in , but in the final analysis it fell flat for me The Ovidian references were either too subtle or clever, or were too weightless to garner intrigue which is what Ovid advises us to develop if we are to be successful at love Like Ovid, Alison writes with tongue in cheek about her misadventures but unlike Ovid, her chara...


  9. says:

    Nine Island is an introspective, personal account of what it means to settle down settle down alone, that is The narrator s had a string of love affairs and a failed marriage and is contemplating the embrace of a solitary existence Choosing to be alone is not giving up it s being content with the romantic experiences in your life you have already had, and being OK with their power over your life halting t...


  10. says:

    An absolutely great novel My favorite book of 2016 Go read it It s smart and funny and full of wonderful stuff.