[ePUB] The Children of Dynmouth Author William Trevor – Mariahilff.de

A Small, Pretty Seaside Town Is Harshly Exposed By A Young Boy S Curiosity His Prurient Interest, Oddly Motivated, Leaves Few People Unaffected And The Consequences Cannot Be Ignored


10 thoughts on “The Children of Dynmouth

  1. Jim Fonseca Jim Fonseca says:

    CONTAINS SPOILERS The main character comes across at first as a special ed kid, but as the story evolves we see that he is truly mentally disturbed He s an older teenager who is cast aside by his family He has no father and his mother and older sister are good buddies, laughing, smoking, eating together, while he fends for himself on leftovers in his room So he wanders the town stealing petty things and small amounts of money, getting into trouble and doing odd jobs for people He s the type CONTAINS S...


  2. Hugh Hugh says:

    William Trevor was one of the Booker Prize s perennial bridesmaids, and this book was shortlisted in 1976 The setting is Dynmouth, an outwardly sleepy Dorset seaside town rather reminiscent of Lyme Regis Like another book I read recently, Michael Frayn s Spies, this is a story about innocence and experience, and childhood games colliding with adult secrets with unforeseen consequences.The central character is brilliantly drawn Timothy Gedge is a 15 year old loner who spends much of his time w William Trevor was one of the Booker Prize s perennial bridesmaids, and this book was shortlisted in 1976 The setting is Dynmouth, an outwardly sleepy Dorset seaside town rather reminiscent of Lyme Regis Like another book I read recently, Michael Frayn s Spies, this is a story about innocence and experience, and childhood games colliding with adult secrets with unforeseen consequences.The central character is brilliantly drawn Timothy Gedge is a 15 year old loner who spends much of his time watching people At the start this seems fairly innocent and harmless he dreams of escaping his inevitable destiny in the town s sandpaper factory via a talent contest, for which his act requires the help of various props he can only obt...


  3. ·Karen· ·Karen· says:

    DevastatingOh, you have to watch the names with Trevor Timothy honouring god Surname Gedge, which has an unpleasant sound to it but apparently comes from an ancient word gygge and designated someone with high spirits And yes, spirits he has, although Kate is convinced the ones in possession of Timothy are devils She applies to the local clergyman but finds him inadequate when he rejects the idea of exorcism As Trevor said in an interview, there s always a bit of god bothering in his work, DevastatingOh, you have to watch the names with Trevor Timothy honouring god Surname Gedge, which has an unpleasant sound to it but apparently comes from an ancient word gygge and designated someone with high spirits And yes, spirits he has, although Kate is convinced the ones in possession of Timothy are devils She applies to the local clergyman but finds him inadequate when he rejects the idea of exorcism As Trevor said in an interview, there s always a bit of god bothering in his work, a gnawing, nagging complaining about this world if it was created, what was he thinking Beware the well meaning romanticism of a student teacher Trevor himself worked as a teacher And note the name of this one A student teacher called O Hennessy arrived at the Comprehensive and talked to his pupils about a void when he was scheduled to be teaching them English The void can be filled, he said.Nobody paid much attention to O Hennessy, who liked to be know...


  4. Laysee Laysee says:

    I wanted to read one of my favorite authors and listen to a familiar voice That longing took me to Dynmouth on the Dorset coast of England where I anticipated pleasurable hours reading a William Trevor novel set in the 1970s It will be a quiet read, methinks, since the story is supposed to unfold in an unspoilt seaside town complete with charming tea shops and laces I was sorely mistaken The Children of Dynmouth turned out to be an unnerving story that shattered my sense of equanimity Trevo I wanted to read one of my favorite authors and listen to a familiar voice That longing took me to Dynmouth on the Dorset coast of England where I anticipated pleasur...


  5. Laura Canning Laura Canning says:

    Seriously creepy William Trevor is one of my favourite authors and my favourite short story writer and he does this brilliantly as always What is actually wrong with Timothy Gedge The references to him being bewildered when his victims run away from him or shout at him suggest social ineptitude, but he ...


  6. Bert Bert says:

    Cheers Ugh that Timothy Gedge is just so creepy and repugnant isn t he And yet utterly hilarious Seriously he is BRILLIANT A perfectly pitched novel of creeping unease and Seventies skeeviness in a British seaside town, I absolutely loved everything about it.


  7. Leslie Leslie says:

    God, William Trevor is brilliant This story of a strange, misfit teenager in a coastal town opens up, as so much of Trevor s fiction does, into the astonishing breadth and depth of the mysteries of human e...


  8. Carolyn Mck Carolyn Mck says:

    Another almost perfect William Trevor novel I wish I d discovered him years ago there is a large body of work to get through I understand he was renowned for his short stories as well as his novels Trevor was born in Ireland in 1928 and died last year 2016 The other novels I ve read have been set in Ireland but this one is set in the English west country where Trevor lived for most of his adult life The title of the novel suggests innocence but even from a short acquaintance with Trev Another almost perfect William Trevor novel I wish I d discovered him years ago there is a large body of work to get through I understand he was renowned for his short stories as well as his novels Trevor was born in Ireland in 1928 and died last year 2016 The other novels I ve read have been set in Ireland but this one is set in the English west country where Trevor lived for most of his adult life The title of the novel suggests innoce...


  9. Val Val says:

    Dynmouth is a West Country seaside town with residents of all ages and classes and in influx of visitors in season There are several adults, often with secrets hidden behind a respectable facade, but the main characters in this novel are some of its children and one fifteen year old boy called Timothy Gedge in particular Timothy is a disturbed and disturbing boy, who does some rather unpleasant things, including spying on the adu...


  10. Frank Frank says:

    Small town evils on the Dorset coast a woman dies mysteriously by falling from a cliff and her husband almost immediately remarries the local divorc e a retired man who never consummated his marriage of 38 years is accused of paederasty the landlord of the local public house is seen at all hours in compromising positions an invalid woman and her husband are vociferously berated for overprotection by their darling boy as he departs the village forever the vicar s dwindling flock do not rega Small town evils on the Dorse...