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Milk and Honey

3.46  ·  Rating Details  ·  37 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
A self-absorbed young musician comes as a pupil-boarder to the house of an 'old European' family and gradually his life is taken over and consumed. But this, seemingly, by dark, mysterious forces within as much as outside himself.

Milk and Honey is a haunting new novel showing this skilled and sensitive writer at her best. While much of what we have come to expect and admir
Paperback, 185 pages
Published December 1st 1986 by Persea Books (first published January 1st 1984)
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This was like one of those grimy, ponderous and off-putting movies you come across late at night on tv, probably on SBS, with characters so annoying and charmless you start fantasising for a last minute genre twist that sees them all getting blown up by terrorists or caught in a freak tornado. And as it comes to an end you are filled with self-loathing for having willingly sat through something so tawdry and forgettable. Where did life go so wrong, you ask.

Anyway, that's another notch for the re
May 17, 2012 Deb rated it really liked it
Wow, this was a surprise. I love it when something comes out of left field and you just don't expect it. Several times I had to re-read to make sure what had happened in the story. Very interesting characters.
Jul 19, 2014 MsMead rated it it was ok
Some enjoyably evocative description, but overall outmoded for my taste. The pathetic protagonist, Jacob reminds me of Meursault from Camus' 'The Outsider'.
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Monica Elizabeth Jolley was an award-winning writer who settled in Western Australia in the late 1950s. She was 53 years old when her first book was published, and she went on to publish fifteen novels (including an autobiographical trilogy), four short story collections, and three non-fiction books, publishing well into her 70s and achieving significant critical acclaim. She was also a pioneer of ...more
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