The River Ophelia

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  • Title: The River Ophelia
  • Author: Justine Ettler
  • ISBN: 9781925579376
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Paperback
  • Home Ophelia Lounge NYC A cocktail lounge at the top of the Beekman Tower greenhouse terrace Manhattan views Custom design Star Menu All year round. Ophelia Directed by Claire McCarthy With Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, Tom Felton, Clive Owen A re imagining of Hamlet, told from Ophelia s perspective. Hogsmill River Course Epsom and Ewell The source of the Hogsmill River is a chalk spring near grid reference just outside Bourne Hall Park in Ewell, Surrey.It flows in a northerly direction between Kingston Road and the sports field beside the railway track. River Arts Club Hotel in Maidenhead, Berkshire The River Arts Club is at Oldfield, a Victorian riverside mansion nestled on the banks of the river Thames, with landscaped gardens sweeping down to its private river frontage and moorings. Ophelia Restaurant New York, NY OpenTable Cocktail Lounge atop the historic Beekman Tower offering views of Manhattan and Brooklyn Ophelia offers a crafted a two part menu featuring reinventions of classic cocktails and signature cocktails inspired by the natural elements and the glory of Hamlet and Ophelia Love The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Hamlet and Ophelia had an ugly kind of love There are many different ways that their love can be interpreted Some say that Hamlet was faking his harshness towards Ophelia Son Volt Tickets Ophelia s Electric Soapbox Denver bison bone is a working class americana rock band from denver, co they have shared the stage with israel nash, corb lund, american aquarium, susto, the damn quails, midnight river choir. SparkNotes Hamlet Character List Ophelia Polonius s daughter, a beautiful young woman with whom Hamlet has been in love.Ophelia is a sweet and innocent young girl, who obeys her father and her brother, Laertes Dependent on men to tell her how to behave, she gives in to Polonius s schemes to spy on Hamlet. Missouri River Soap YouTube Wife, Mommy of three, and one seriously addicted soap maker Be sure to follow me on Facebook and Twitter for news about new listings, pictures, and Where to Stay in Dominica s Roseau Valley, Papillote Location near to the small mountain village of Wotton Waven, in the southern heights of the Roseau Valley Brief Description this new resort, completed in , is set in over acres of partly forested land at a cool altitude of around , feet, bordering the sparkling River Blanc.

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    1. I loved The River Ophelia. I first read about the novel in an article which contextualised ‘grunge lit’ and ‘dirty realism’ whereby two of my favourite authors were cited, Andrew McGahan and Christos Tsiolkas. The River Ophelia however has very little in common with Praise or Loaded, both of which were published at or around the same time in the early to mid-nineties, and to my perception has nothing whatsoever to do with ‘grunge’ or ‘dirty realism’. The River Ophelia is a well-w [...]

    2. I can see what the author was trying to do, but it just reads as a pathetic woman who can't do anything for herself, an incredibly unlikeable character, and I ended up sympathising with the men even though they were supposed to be the villains.

    3. I loved this book. A pastiche of references from Shakespeare, de Sade, Batailles to Bret Easton Ellis sets the framework for the action. Ettler’s exhilarating prose takes us on a roller coaster ride. Some scenes made me laugh out loud. Others were poignant or horrifying. Subtle character analysis is not the point. When a character is named Hamlet, what more do you need to know? The visceral descriptions of sex, parties, drinking, bodily effluent, urban trash and grime will evoke strong respons [...]

    4. Great work. At last, an Australian novel of above average intelligence that engages with Critical Theory and is also an unputdownable read. Like The Hours does for Mrs Dalloway, this book is a definite recommend for anyone who enjoyed American Psycho but wanted something Australian and realistic.

    5. I originally bought this book second hand recommended by a friend and I can’t understand why it was taken out of print. It’s one of the most gripping books I’ve ever read. I also love its authenticity and the way its so in your face. For the first 100 pages or so I couldn’t put it down, it was so fast-paced. The style is also really good, the writing’s not trying to be beautiful or anything but what it does really well is puts you right there so that you can experience almost first han [...]

    6. Justine Ettler inserts The Marquis De Sade, Bataille, and Shakespeare's, Hamlet and Ophelia into her narrative. Interestingly her characters inhabit the bleak suburban landscape of Melbourne (unnamed in the text). Here she proceeds to explore her themes of sexuality and power. It's raw and uncompromising and Ettler doesn't hold anything back. Accordingly lacks some subtlety and becomes a little repetitive but I found it a challenging thought provoking read nonetheless. It's been labelled "dirty [...]

    7. I really enjoyed reading and rereading The River Ophelia. I think I got a lot more out of it the second time around. The difference between reading it as a 25 year old and then as a 47 year old is that this time I got the concept of it. There’s a story behind the story and I don’t think I noticed that at all the first time around. The River Ophelia describes drama that could happen to anyone behind closed doors. It does not paint a pretty picture of events, but it is not meant to.

    8. An endless tedium of one dimensional characters and descriptive lists that I couldn't bring myself to finish. Glad to be rid of it from my shelves.

    9. I read this years ago. It was part of the grunge literature fad in Australia that lasted for about 12 months. They published some truly awful books trying to cash in on the success of a couple if books, like Andrew McGanhan's Praiseat, that were actually worth reading.I made it about two thirds of the way through before giving up. I remember that it was a mess of references, not quite believable characters, over the top dialogue with a couple of gross out scenes thrown in for good measure. Decid [...]

    10. I read this book again and again in my late teens and decided to revisit it many, many years later. It may have just been my mood at the time but I struggled to get through it. I found it jumbled and confused and I didn’t really like any of the characters. I think I’m unlikely to read it again as an adult. So this book would have a 4 star review from 19 year old me and has a 2 star review from me as a 41 year old.

    11. Justine Ettler amazing riveting read - touching the heart and soul of any person who has reached the depths of pleasure and pain. Your one of the best writers Sydney has to offer - and thank you for making the time to share with the public your skill and talents.

    12. The River Ophelia is a Bret Easton Ellis wannabe novel. It lacks substance, intrigue and suspense. It's vulgar. The book is not sexy, which is frustrating as there are 'sex scenes' every 3-4 pages. The protagonist is boring and her issues have no substance. Overall a pretty crappy read

    13. A bizarre, irritating and nauseating book. I finished it out of morbid fascination rather than enjoyment. Sick, twisted and disturbing. Well written but unpleasant.

    14. This is just nasty - sensationalist and shocking just for the sake of if it. This stuff should have been kept inside her diary!

    15. This novel belongs in the 90s: nihilistic, masochistic, utterly derived from Critical Theory. Nasty tedium personified.

    16. One of those things I just kept reading despite not being entirely sure of what I was feeling or thinking. A perfect holiday read.

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