Until I Find You
- A Novel
- Sprecher: Arthur Morey
- Spieldauer: 35 Std. und 11 Min.
- Ungekürztes Hörbuch
- Erscheinungsdatum: 16.11.2005
- Sprache: Englisch
- Anbieter: Random House Audio
Alice and Jack abandon their quest, and Jack is educated at schools in Canada and New England, including, tellingly, a girls' school in Toronto. His real education consists of his relationships with older women, from Emma Oastler, who initiates him into erotic life, to the girls of St. Hilda's, with whom he first appears on stage, to the abusive Mrs. Machado, whom he first meets when sent to learn wrestling at a local gym.
A melancholy tale of deception, Until I Find You is also a swaggering comic novel, a giant tapestry of life's hopes. It is a masterpiece to compare with John Irving's great novels, and restates the author's claim to be considered the most glorious, comic, moving novelist at work today.
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Von BikerJoe Am hilfreichsten 19.04.2016
A Quest for Love and a Lot of Sex and Tattoos
John Irving is always good for a surprise and this novel is no exception. He takes us on a seemingly endless odyssey, where we wade through a quagmire of sexual obsession, child abuse, prostitution and other facettes of the darker side of human society, but also gather a lot of insight into the colorful world of tattoo addicts.
Arthur Morey is the perfect voice to tell this story and he manages to guide us through the neverending saga in an entertaining way.
In the story we accompany the young Jack Burns, who travels with his mother Alice, a very skilled tattoo artist, all over Europe to find his father William. William is an extremely talented organist, who left Alice after a short romance, before Jack was borne. The journey is eventful, but without success. Alice returns with Jack to Canada, where he grows up to become a wrestler and successful and famous actor. At a very early stage Jack becomes obsessed with sex, but he seems to be unable to build lasting relationships. To our amazement, he never tries to make love to Emma, the only girl, he is really devoted to and really loves.
So far Jack never saw his father, but all his live, he is thinking about him. When he is acting, he does it for William. Finally, at a very mature age, he sets out to search and meet him.
It is probably not Irving's best book, but it is fun to read. There are stretches, especially when he talks about medical details or specific illnesses, where less would have been more and you get tempted to skip a couple of pages or fast forward. I regard this as the only major flaw of the narrative, other than that, the story is serious enough to make you think about the essence of life, love and death, but it also offers ample opportunity for an outburst of laughter.
It is a long story, but it is worthwhile to read it.
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