Playful, passionate, provocative, and frequently very funny, jeanette wintersons the stone gods is a story about earth, about love, and about stories themselves on the airwaves, all the talk is of the new blue planetpristine and plentiful, as our own was 65 million years ago, before we took it to the edge of destruction. Plus, free twoday shipping for six months when you sign up for amazon prime for students. Ursula k le guin admires jeanette wintersons complex and cautionary science fiction tale, the stone gods. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the stone gods. Jeanette winterson obe was born in manchester in 1959. Just in case the reader starts wondering what exactly this novel is about, the novel tells us.
Maybe im a sucker for flash and experimentation, but the risk that winterson took in the stone gods feltto mebrave, insightful, and revelatory. On the airwaves, all the talk is of the new blue planet pristine and. Threequarters of the way through this book, after a futuristic opening about the colonisation of a new planet, and an. There is a death at the end of each section prefiguring my own attempt to take my own life. The stone gods by jeanette winterson overdrive rakuten. The official site of jeanette winterson includes poetry, short stories, monthly column, journalism articles, excerpts from all her books, and links to interviews. Open library is an initiative of the internet archive, a 501c3 nonprofit, building a digital library of internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. It would be pleasing to report that by taking on the end of the world, winterson has written a novel that matches her stillastonishing debut oranges are not the only fruit, but the stone gods. The stone gods, jeanette wintersons new novel, makes an excellent choice for desertplanet reading scary, beautiful, witty and. And off the air, billie and spike are falling in love. Winterson may or may not hold that perspective, but regardless, the stone gods is by far her flimsiest work.
Scary, beautiful, witty and wistful by turns, dipping into the known past as it explores potential futures. Playful, passionate, polemical, and frequently very funny, the stone gods will change forever the stories we tell about the earth, about love, and about stories themselves. The stone gods is one of jeanette wintersons most imaginative novels about love. It is lyrical but dense, a deep love story that also discusses some fundamental ideas of humanity freedom, maturity and humanity, sexuality and love against the backdrop of a frighteningly possible future a third world war resulting in corporate takeover. The stone gods, by jeanette winterson the independent. So, ive finished reading the stone gods by jeanette winterson, and my reactions are mixed, to say the least. Soaringly imaginative and heartbreakingly beautiful wintersons writing is transcendent metro crackling dialogue moves. View the entire collection of books by jeanette winterson, including the passion, the stone gods, oranges are not the only fruit. Although veterans of the genre are occasionally resentful at this encroachment, the literary novel and sf complement each other in compelling. But the author of the ravishing oranges are not the only fruit and sexing the cherry is not at her literary best in the stone gods. The stone gods jeanette winterson read online free books. There are leaves that have grown as big as cities, and there are birds. Jeanette wintersons the stone gods, a humanrobot love story set in a dystopian future, is enlivened by a sliver of autobiography, says tim. Penguin books the stone gods playful but impassioned funny and beautiful the times in the stone gods she has surpassed herself.
With the patters apparent, though, i see that the message of the book, in fact, is nowhere near as easy and flat as the initial section seems to belie. The stone gods is a 2007 novel by jeanette winterson. After billie finds a copy of a book titled the stone gods, spike asks her what its about. Of immense imaginary and emotional scope, the stone gods is jeanette winterson at her prescient, playful, muscular best. An interplanetary love story, a travellers tale, a hymn to the beauty of the world, this is a novel that will change forever the stories we tell. A repeating world, replies billie, a world in which every end is a fresh beginning and every beginning anticipates an. The stone gods by jeanette winterson world of books. Jeanette winterson is the author of five works of fiction, a comic book, two screenplays and, most recently, a collection of essays. It is mainly a post apocalyptic love story concerned with corporate control of government, the harshness of war, and the dehumanization that technology brings, among other themes. Reviews of the the stone gods thus far about the ebook we have the stone gods feedback consumers are yet to still still left his or her report on the experience, you arent make out the print nevertheless. Lyrical, visionary, by turns funny and devastating, the stone gods is fiction at its most provocative. In the stone gods, democracy is an illusion, and the disturbing perpetration of mass illiteracy by the government keeps the hoi polloi in their place.
The stone gods by jeanette winterson penguin books. The stone gods by jeanette winterson lambda literary. Jeanette wintersons the stone gods the book show abc. She is riding on the train and finds a manuscript called the stone gods, she reads some of the text and we recognize it from the first section of the book.
Playful, passionate, provocative, and frequently very funny, jeanette wintersons the stone gods is a story about earth, about love, and about stories themselves. Winterson has often toyed with formwritten on the body being a typical example. On the airwaves, all the talk is of the new blue planet pristine. Books by jeanette winterson, jeanette winterson novels. The central character is one or several billie crusoe who, in. The stone gods by jeanette winterson penguin books new. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Villanueva in book quotes women always bring it back to the personal, its why you cant be world leaders. The stone gods by jeanette winterson, paperback barnes. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read the stone gods. The stone gods npr coverage of the stone gods by jeanette winterson. The stone gods is one of jeanette wintersons most imaginative novels an interplanetary love story.
Cynical and miserable, their parallel lives are enlivened by opportunity as fate splinters them from the faceless industry. It is mainly a post apocalyptic love story concerned with corporate control of government, the harshness. Books are seen by some as a throwback to a previous world. On the airwaves, all the talk is of the new blue planet pristine and habitable, like our own 65 million years ago. The stone gods quotes by jeanette winterson part i on december 28, 2011 december 28, 2011 by m. Though not uniquely british, the notion that humans seem fated to eradicate themselveslike moths flinging themselves into the flame of apocalypsecertainly has a long history in the isles. Jeanette winterson, quote from the stone gods about the author. The stone gods quotes by jeanette winterson part i.
The stone gods by jeanette winterson 206pp, hamish hamilton. Playful, passionate, provocative, and frequently very funny, jeanette wintersons the stone gods is a story about earth, about love, and about stories themselves on the airwaves, all the talk is of the new blue planetpristine and plentiful, as our own was 65 million years ago. I was heading towards a gigantic break down when i wrote this book. Its odd to find characters in a sciencefiction novel repeatedly announcing that they hate science fiction. She has received the whitbread award, the john llewellyn rhys prize, and the e.
She is the author of over twenty books of fiction and nonfiction, including oranges are not. Electronic books science fiction didactic fiction fiction. The stone gods, jeanette wintersons new novel, makes an excellent choice for desertplanet reading scary, beautiful, witty and wistful by. It is alternate history and science fiction, looking ahead and back. Born in manchester, england, jeanette winterson is the author of seventeen books, including the national bestseller why be happy when you could be normal. Theres a bit in the book where the narrator finds this tattered old manuscript called the stone gods and said, oh it must be science fiction, and she hates science fiction. Everything is imprinted forever with what it once was. Isbn 9780241143957 in the stone gods, a mixture of science fiction and fantasy, jeanette winterson blends finespun humor with pathos and fictionalizes nietzchean eternal recurrence in three distinct social frames or dystopias historically disconnected from one another. Search for library items search for lists search for contacts search for a library. The cycle that repeats throughout the stone gods is broken at last. She walked around the room, stopping in front of random bits of paper, and reading aloud. The stone gods is a fourpart novel, with cleverly overlapping sections of the quest for new and old worlds. Jeanette winterson booklist jeanette winterson message board. The stone gods jeanette winterson first chapter the.812 826 488 346 200 509 1112 1570 386 562 281 624 815 1423 1485 262 207 386 533 250 1429 347 192 544 483 429 607 993 1051 626 251 1403 1182 999 601 984