I met Peter Carey at a book signing in the small general books collection of the university textbook store that I worked at I told him that I had skipped a meteorology and weather class to see him
I met Peter Carey at a book signing in the small general books collection of the university textbook store that I worked at. I told him that I had skipped a "meteorology and weather" class to see him. He signed my copy of Bliss "Plenty of nice weather in this book."Good Bliss By Peter Carey Viral Kindle This novel, by the author of Oscar and Lucinda, tells the story of a man who, recovering from death, is convinced that he is in hell For the first time in his life, Harry Joy sees the world as it really is, and takes up a notebook to explore and notate the true nature of the Underworld.. Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name See this thread for information.Peter Carey was born in Australia in 1943 He was educated at the local state school until the age of eleven and then became a boarder at Geelong Grammar School He was a student there between 1954 and 1960 after Rupert Murdoch had graduated and before Prince Charles arrived In 1961 he studied science for a single unsuccessful year at Monash University He was then employed by an advertising agency where he began to receive his literary education, meeting Faulkner, Joyce, Kerouac and other writers he had previously been unaware of He was nineteen For the next thirteen years he wrote fiction at night and weekends, working in many advertising agencies in Melbourne, London and Sydney After four novels had been written and rejected The Fat Man in History a short story collection was published in 1974 This slim book made him an overnight success From 1976 Carey worked one week a month for Grey Advertising, then, in 1981 he established a small business where his generous partner required him to work only two afternoons a week Thus between 1976 and 1990, he was able to pursue literature obsessively It was during this period that he wrote War Crimes, Bliss, Illywhacker, Oscar and Lucinda Illywhacker was short listed for the Booker Prize Oscar and Lucinda won it Uncomfortable with this success he began work on The Tax Inspector In 1990 he moved to New York where he completed The Tax Inspector He taught at NYU one night a week Later he would have similar jobs at Princeton, The New School and Barnard College During these years he wrote The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith, Jack Maggs, and True History of the Kelly Gang for which he won his second Booker Prize He collaborated on the screenplay of the film Until the End of the World with Wim Wenders In 2003 he joined Hunter College as the Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing In the years since he has written My Life as a Fake, Theft, His Illegal Self and Parrot and Oliver in America shortlisted for 2010 Man Booker Prize.. Bestseller Book Bliss So - a friend of mine is going to Greece soon and a friend of his collects honey and I tried some and told her it was the nicest honey I had ever tried (which was true - no exaggeration at all). My friend leaves next week and I thought it would be nice to send over a book with him to the honey collector. BUT, and I struggle to believe this is true, this book is out of print in Australia. This isn't a book by What's His Face No Name - this is Bliss by Peter Carey! What other nation does this to their authors? Really, I'm quite ashamed about this. I walked the city on Friday looking for a copy of this book. In the end I just went into bookshops to shame them. I've had to send the book by mail order from Ireland, of all places. What other book could you possibly send a honey collector, though, if you were to send one from Australia? * * * Previous reviewA very dear friend of mine once wrote to me, after my sending this book to her, to say that this book was flawed. She is probably right, but there are so many things that I love about it I would forgive it almost anything.Firstly, it has one of the greatest opening sentences in lit history (okay, so I'm prone to gross exaggeration) - something like, 'Harry Joy was to die three times, but it was his first death that left the most lasting impression on him'. I think Harry Joy is a wonderful name for a character.The story, in extreme short version and only the very start - is a man has a heart attack and dies. Prior to dying he had the perfect life, wife who loved him, two beautiful kids, job he loves, friends ... and so on. They bring him back to life and he finds, believes, he has actually died and gone to hell. His wife is having an affair, his kids are drug dealers and prostitutes and so on and so forth - everything is the same, nothing is the same. There is a character in this that writes letters he never sends to companies he works for telling them he knows they are evil. Dear god, please do not make that character be me.It is the end of this book that I love the most - a single image at what is close to the very end that has stayed with me forever and ever - Harry's love letter that took seven years to deliver. Now, there is a beautiful thing.
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