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Oothangbart: A Subversive Fable for Adults and Bears

Oothangbart A Subversive Fable for Adults and Bears In the beautifully isolated Oothangbart order and organisation hierarchy and custom and the regular flying of kites ensure that each finely mapped hour of each planned week are as predictable and r

  • Title: Oothangbart: A Subversive Fable for Adults and Bears
  • Author: Rebecca Lloyd
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 461
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • In the beautifully isolated Oothangbart, order and organisation, hierarchy and custom, and the regular flying of kites ensure that each finely mapped hour of each planned week are as predictable and reassuring as the last One Donal Shaun Hercule Poseidon, a citizen of middling rank with no greatness in gait or demeanour, is not so reassured and is becoming less and less pIn the beautifully isolated Oothangbart, order and organisation, hierarchy and custom, and the regular flying of kites ensure that each finely mapped hour of each planned week are as predictable and reassuring as the last One Donal Shaun Hercule Poseidon, a citizen of middling rank with no greatness in gait or demeanour, is not so reassured and is becoming less and less predictable Love is partly to blame Were it not for his love for the baker, Pearl Offerings, his shed would not be filled with ossified bagels, nor would he be constantly fretting over the unsent love letter that sat upon his mantelpiece Nature had its role to play too Were it not for the leaping fish that emerged unannounced and unexpected from the supposedly barren river encircling Oothangbart, he might have wandered unnoticed for his entire existence and taken his philosophical questions with him to the grave Government is definitely to blame When the fish panic seized Oothangbart, Donal was dragged into the machinery of government and thrust into an officialdom which had no place for a creature of thought This is Donal s story.

    Oothangbart A subversive fable for adults and bears Jul , Oothangbart, a Subversive Fable for Adults and Bears by Rebecca Lloyd could be called Orwell s Animal Farm for the Age of Team Players but it is so much The book opens with the main character dangerously dissatified. Oothangbart A Subversive Fable for Adults and Bears by Rebecca Lloyd s Oothangbart A subversive fable for adults and bears is a spellbinding literary fantasy novel for readers who want to read something out of the ordinary I m delighted to say that this satirical novel is unlike any other novel on the market today, because it s an engaging and insightful story about life, hierarchy, predictability and love in an isolated and totalitarian village. Oothangbart by Rebecca Lloyd Waterstones Sep , Oothangbart A Subversive Fable for Adults and Bears Paperback Rebecca Lloyd author to the ends of the word Village Green Preservation Nov , As Lloyd s afterword confirms, Oothangbart is a satire poking fun at and occasionally savagely attacking contemporary society and, particularly, common workplace s We live indeed in a context where conformity and productivity are the order of the day and where original thought and imagination are therefore considered dangerous. ootHaNgbart Rebecca Lloyd THE DES LEWIS GESTALT REAL Jan , A SUbVerSiVe FabLe For adULtS aNd bearS PILLAR INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING LTD My previous reviews of Rebecca Lloyd HERE and of PILLAR the publisher HERE. I intend to real time review this book during and, when I do, my Rameau s Nephew ootHaNgbart Rebecca Lloyd Jan , A SUbVerSiVe FabLe For adULtS aNd bearS PILLAR INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING LTD My previous reviews of Rebecca Lloyd HERE and of PILLAR the publisher HERE I intend to real time review this book during and, when I do, my Medlar Comfits Nothing less than a life s companion Oothangbart, a Subversive Fable for Adults and Bears by Rebecca Lloyd could be called Orwell s Animal Farm for the Age of Team Players but it is so much The gripping solution in Oothangbart is imbued with the spirit of Eleanor Roosevelt, who was not only the driver of the UN s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, but who said, You must do the things you think you cannot do. Subversive Definition of Subversive at Dictionary Subversive definition, tending or intending to subvert or overthrow, destroy, or undermine an established or existing system, especially a legally constituted government or a set of beliefs See . Use subversive in a sentence subversive sentence examples Com posed mainly of elements drawn from the Left, and dependent for a majority upon the support of the subversive groups of the Extreme Left, the formation of this cabinet gave the signal for a vast working class movement, during which the Socialist party sought to extend its political influence by means of strikes and the organization of labor leagues among agricultural laborers and artisans. Subversion Definition of Subversion by Merriam Webster Subversion definition is the act of subverting the state of being subverted especially a systematic attempt to overthrow or undermine a government or political system by persons working secretly from within Did You Know

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    About "Rebecca Lloyd"

    1. Rebecca Lloyd

      For the most part I write short stories, and while many of them were first published in literary journals, in 2014, I had two collections of my stories published at the same time, Mercy with Tartarus Press, which is a beautifully made hardback book, and The View from Endless Street, a paperback published by WiDo.Some of my stories could be described as psychological horror and others as magic realism, and from time to time I write about ghostly things What interests me most is the inventive ways we deal with what life throws at us, and the ability many of us have to slip easily between our invented worlds and the shared world, as if travelling back and forth down a long worn path.

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    1. Oothangbart is a strange place It is somewhat reminiscent of an ancient English village or market town, except that it lies in splendid isolation, surrounded by a river long may its waters encircle us , its frontiers further confirmed by a frightening forest and a gate at one end to stop the intrepid amongst the villagers from exploring further The only link with the outside world is the flotsam and debris occasionally washed up by the river, hinting at the existence of other settlements which [...]


    2. Oothangbart is quite a touching love story in the end, and I wasn t expecting it to turn out that way, although I am relieved it did At the outset I thought the story was much darker, but then as it progressed I realised it was much of a personal search realisation story in as much as it is a commentary on society A story unhurriedly and lovingly told with compassion for all the characters and their individual frailities Totally engaging The language is clear and clean, simple and uplifting whi [...]


    3. A delightful read with everything that appeals a reader I thought I loved Lloyd s The View from Endless Street If anything, I love this all the It had the kites, the fair share of humor, romance as well as the subtle satire I kept asking myself about the existence of Bristol.


    4. From the title, the description, and reading the first several pages, I thought this story would be light hearted, I suppose I liked the writing style and there were several indications of comedy and adventure soon to come I didn t read enough before purchasing it to guess that it would form into a political satire and it turned out to be too heavy handed for me Most of the book consisted of the meetings the characters held in order to determine how to act upon the discovery of fish jumping out [...]


    5. Some writers put across unique metaphors that keep you thinking for days about it, but when you read a novel that seems to be a huge big metaphor in itself, you cannot help but marvel at the talent and expertise of the writer Oothangbart by Rebecca Lloyd is one such book In this book, there is a love story, there are kites and fishes, there are leaders who like to bask in the limelight and there are leaders who lead well, but most of all there is one question that some Oothangbartians think but [...]


    6. Originally published at Risingshadow.Rebecca Lloyd s Oothangbart A subversive fable for adults and bears is a spellbinding literary fantasy novel for readers who want to read something out of the ordinary I m delighted to say that this satirical novel is unlike any other novel on the market today, because it s an engaging and insightful story about life, hierarchy, predictability and love in an isolated and totalitarian village.Oothangbart is anything but a conventional novel, because it has a f [...]


    7. Originally published at Risingshadow.Rebecca Lloyd s Oothangbart A subversive fable for adults and bears is a spellbinding literary fantasy novel for readers who want to read something out of the ordinary I m delighted to say that this satirical novel is unlike any other novel on the market today, because it s an engaging and insightful story about life, hierarchy, predictability and love in an isolated and totalitarian village.Oothangbart is anything but a conventional novel, because it has a f [...]


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