eBook Lamb ePub

by Bernard MacLaverty

eBook Lamb ePub
Author: Bernard MacLaverty
Language: English
ISBN: 0786216093
ISBN13: 978-0786216093
Publisher: Thorndike Pr (January 1, 1999)
Pages: 200
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 344
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ePub file: 1553 kb
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Bernard MacLaverty (born 14 September 1942) is an Irish writer of fiction. His novels include Lamb, Cal, Grace Notes and The Anatomy School. He has written five books of short stories. MacLaverty was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and educated at Holy Family Primary School in the Duncairn district and then at St Malachy's College. He worked as a medical laboratory technician and was a mature student at Queen's University Belfast.

This novel, written by MacLaverty in 1980, is very different from his other famous book from that era, 'Cal', but equally good, and almost as depressing. The book tells the story of Brother Sebastian, Michael Lamb in 'civilian' life, a woodwork teacher in a remote borstal in Donegal, who has just lost his father and is having doubts about his vocation.

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Bernard MacLaverty lives in Glasgow. Also by Bernard MacLaverty. CAL. Bernard MacLaverty. One. He stood at the back gateway of the abattoir, his hands thrust into his pockets, his stomach rigid with the ache of want. He has written five collections of stories and four novels, including Grace Notes which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year Award. His most recent story collection, Matters of Life and Death & Other Stories, was published in 2006.

The Northern Irish author talks about life during the Troubles and the importance of learning to weigh words. According to VS Pritchett, the short story is "something glimpsed from the corner of the eye, in passing". More recently, another great exponent, Lorrie Moore, has claimed "a short story is a love affair, a novel is a marriage".

Электронная книга "Lamb", Bernard MacLaverty His books include Lamb, Cal, and Grace Notes, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year Award.

Электронная книга "Lamb", Bernard MacLaverty. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Lamb" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. His books include Lamb, Cal, and Grace Notes, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year Award.

Bernard MacLaverty was born in Belfast in 1942, and moved to Scotland in 1975, where he lived in Edinburgh, on the .

Bernard MacLaverty was born in Belfast in 1942, and moved to Scotland in 1975, where he lived in Edinburgh, on the Isle of Islay, and now in Glasgow. After leaving school he became a Medical Laboratory Technician, later studying at Queen's University, Belfast and becoming an English teacher. Both Lamb and Cal have been made into major films for which he wrote the screenplays, and he has written various versions of his fiction for radio, television and screen. Grace Notes was awarded the 1997 Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award and shortlisted for many other major prizes, including the Booker Prize for Fiction and the Whitbread Novel Award.

On a promontory jutting out into the Atlantic wind stands the Home run by Brother Benedict, where boys are taught a little of God and a lot of fear. To Michael Lamb, one of the youngest brothers, the regime is without hope, and when he inherits a small legacy he defies his elders and runs away, taking with him a twelve-year-old boy, Owen Kane. Radio Eireann call it a kidnapping. For Michael the act is the beginning of Owen's salvation. Posing as father and son, they concentrate on discovering the happiness that is so unfamiliar to them both.

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I ignored the several typos/formatting errors/undecipherable words in the sample because I thought the concept interesting and hoped I had hit a bad patch. UNFORTUNATELY, they keep a'coming. The Kindle version is just TURRIBLE. My rating is the average of the content (5) and the version (1).
Dealing with the "kidnapping" of a young boy by a priest, to save the boy. How he saves the boy is very disturbing. "Lamb" is a well-written psychological study.
Bernard MacLaverty�s short novel LAMB is a great example of things going terribly wrong for someone who has the �best of intentions�. The writing is flowing but intense, drawing the reader inexorably into the story � it makes this a hard book to lay aside, even for the night. I was tempted to stay up �too late� to finish it.
Brother Sebastian (née Michael Lamb) is a member of the Christian Brothers, assigned to a bleak reformatory where parents bring boys they can no longer control � it is a way station on the road to troubled adult lives, although it is seen by the parents and the administration as a place of rehabilitation. Unfortunately for the boys, the �rehabilitation� practiced by the headmaster and his staff in mostly made up of beatings and other forms of cruelty. The headmaster � Brother Benedict � at one point refers to the institution as �a finishing school for the Idle Poor�, a telling remark that shows his contempt for those to which he supposedly ministers. Sometimes beatings are administered to boys the headmaster knows in innocent of the transgression at hand, simply as an example to the population in general. It�s a depressing atmosphere, and it weighs heavily upon the already fragile character and emotions of Brother Sebastian.
There is one boy for whom Brother Sebastian feels a special, deep affinity � young Owen Kane, small for his age, quiet, and, as we learn, an epileptic. The boy is plagued by episodes of bedwetting, and his stubborn demeanor singles him out for especially violent �lessons� from the headmaster. Sebastian determines that the only way to save Owen is to take him away. He plots this action only skeletally, acting as he is on his emotions, with his intellectual abilities taking the back seat � and this comes back to haunt the two of them as they steal away from the school and take off on the road to London. Sebastian honestly loves and cares for the boy � this is not a story of sexual abuse by a church figure � but his increased depression, which he doesn�t recognize as such causes them to be in increased danger of discovery, leading to the inevitable and very disturbing conclusion.
The lighter scenes, in which Brother Sebastian manages to bring some rare joy into the childhood of his young charge � and as a result into his own dark life as well � are very moving. They give the reader hope that somehow, in some way, the Brother is successful in starting a new life with the boy, living in peace somewhere with him, as father and son. His intentions, as I mentioned, are completely loving and honorable � the darkness in the book is not in those intentions. There is darkness in the system that allows such a place as the school depicted here to exist in the first place, and to be �managed� in the manner of a prison for incorrigible criminals rather than an institution that would truly give troubled boys a �second chance�.
Brother Sebastian, alias Michael Lamb, works at a finishing school for the sons of the Idle Poor in Ireland. There the Brothers teach boys to conform, make their beds, how to hold a knife and fork in order to shoehorn them back into society at an age when, if they commit another offence, they go to the grown-up prison. If they do not conform, the school thrashes them. The Brothers thus teach them a little of God and a lot of fear.

It is to comply with his father's wish that Michael has stayed so long in the Brothers and besides he always wanted to help in whatever way he could the suffering of the world. Like the Lamb of God, he wanted to take away the sins of the world.

There are three reasons which push Michael to leave the Brothers: the death of his father and the money he left him, the values for which the school stands which he can no longer tolerate and his attachment to a boy called Owen Kane (Owen is the Gaelic word for lamb) whom he doesn't see fit for such an institution.

He therefore decides to leave secretly the school and take Owen with him to London with the hope to be the boy's saviour. They pose as father and son but soon the world closes in around them and when time, money and opportunity run out, Michael has no other option than to move towards a solution that is as uncompromising as it is inspired by his love for Owen.

A powerful and deeply humane novel with a breathtaking ending, both dramatic and inevitable.
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