Dodge Rose

Revenge is a wild kind of justiceEliza travels to Sydney to deal with the estate of her Aunt Dodge, and finds Maxine occupying Dodge s apartment Soon enough, the young women s lives are consumed by absurd legal complications, as well as their own mounting boredom and squalor Not to mention their trip across Sydney Harbour carrying an antique bookcase in a shopping trolleRevenge is a wild kind of justiceEliza travels to Sydney to deal with the estate of her Aunt Dodge, and finds Maxine occupying Dodge s apartment Soon enough, the young women s lives are consumed by absurd legal complications, as well as their own mounting boredom and squalor Not to mention their trip across Sydney Harbour carrying an antique bookcase in a shopping trolley.Dodge Rose has been described as the most astonishing debut novel of the decade With its inventories, irreverence and virtuoso adaptation of colloquial speech, it freewheels its way through law, high finance and a plethora of national myths The typographical representation of a piano being smashed to pieces with a golf club is just one of many strokes of genius The most exciting new fiction by a young Australian in years Saturday Paper
Dodge Rose Revenge is a wild kind of justiceEliza travels to Sydney to deal with the estate of her Aunt Dodge and finds Maxine occupying Dodge s apartment Soon enough the young women s lives are consumed by ab

  • Title: Dodge Rose
  • Author: Jack Cox
  • ISBN: 9781925355611
  • Page: 264
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Dodge Rose”

    1. I'm very sad not to have liked this better, and want to be very clear about one thing: I would far, far rather all bad novels be bad because, like this one, the execution and the extraordinarily high ambitions didn't add up, than that they be bad, as most bad novels are, because they're not trying to do anything other than expression the author's emotions or make the reader feel sad. Caveat over. One quarter of the way through this book, I started to suspect it was a hoax. Perhaps the best known [...]

    2. “She stretched the red elastic between her fingers… Her voice faltered. Something obvious appeared to be beginning to dawn on her and she frowned until the elastic had slowed to a stop and her thought come home”Dodge Rose is the first novel by Australian author, Jack Cox. Maxine tells of the arrival from Yass of twenty-one-year-old Eliza, come to Sydney by train to deal with the estate of her late Aunt Dodge Rose. Maxine is fairly certain she is not Dodge’s daughter, but has been living [...]

    3. Dalkey is primping this with Henry Green, Joyce, and Gaddis. But it's too short!dalkeyarchive/product/

    4. ‘An original, at times brilliant work that in its avoidance of cliche, its restorative effect on language, actually does recall Beckett.’Guardian‘A wild, untamed work, one of the most ambitious, unusual and difficult first novels in recent Australian literary history.’Australian‘Dodge Rose is fresh and astonishingly good, but it is also an author’s challenge to a reader. Not a challenge to question one’s morals or their life-choices, but to examine the very technique of reading.’ [...]

    5. Very strange and meticulous history of a family in modern Sydney and in 1920's Sydney . For a first novel it is amazing.

    6. An absolute disaster. So much hype and after the first 40 pages or so, unreadable. The Emperor's New Clothes in literary form.

    7. Disappointing. I'm not averse to books that make the reader work, but this wavered between tedious and irritating to the point that I completely lost interest in it.

    8. Not for me, when you read the back cover the premise sounds great, however the many different tangents this novels heads in just doesn't do it for me. it's like art, I love it but I don't get abstract, this book is like a piece of abstract art, parts are interesting but as a whole seems very disjointed. Thankfully I read other reviews before hand.

    9. Fascinating Neo-modern first novel. The comparisons with Joyce are valid though he's not there yet. Can't wait for his next effort which I'd imagine would be better crafted. Either Cox is brimming with talent or Peter Carey has manufactured his Ern Malley moment

    10. Reads like an exercise in high modern literature. Seems to forget to engage the reader in liking or caring about the characters or story. Very disappointing read.

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