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  • Paperback
  • 304
  • Paradise News
  • David Lodge
  • English
  • 02 February 2018
  • 9780140165210

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Free download ✓ Paradise News ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF David Lodge ☆ 8 Free read characters å eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ David Lodge D to a lush tropical playground from cloistered solitude into the unfamiliar company of package tourists honeymooners; young women looking for Mr Nice; families nuclear and fissile But it is the island itself that holds the most astoni. A Thoughtful ComedianDavid Lodge s novel Paradise News is a deceptively simple book to read with many important themes It is the tale of people from England who travel to Hawaii on a charter package for holiday The main characters are a lapsed Irish priestBernard who teaches theology and his crusty aged father who are summoned to Hawaii to visit a long lost sister of the father who is on her deathbedThe story is a brisk breezy satire on Hawaii tourism With the exception of the main theme and characters much of the story is not well developed The main theme as it involves Bernard stresses growth and change after a lapse of belief in religious dogma It explores the growth of human love and sexuality as Bernard is able to consummate his relationship with a separated woman he meets in Hawaii comes to terms with his vocation as a theologian and learns the virtues of love patience and forgiveness He comes to appreciate the nature of religious doubt and the attendant spiritual search through human love and through reflections on the human condition as reflected in the works of William Butler Yeats the Victorian poets the Spanish philosopher Unamuno and the Gospel of Matthew among other sourcesJohn Updike s novel In the Beauty of the Lillies also deals with the lapse of faith by an American Protestant Clergyman In Updike s book when faith is lost all is downhill for the protagonist and his family I think Lodge s book can be instructively compared with Updike insofar as it raises uestions of religion secularism and sexuality There is hope in Lodge s book than I find in Updike s for meaningful human life outside the reach of the creedsRobin Friedman

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Free download ✓ Paradise News ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF David Lodge ☆ 8 Free read characters å eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ David Lodge Shing surprises as an accidental encounter opens up to Bernard possibilities of life and love never dreamed of in his normally overcast habitat Paradise News is an enchanting and very funny portrait of the late flowering of an honest m. What did I learn from Paradise NewsSeveral things Now I can nonchalantly use terms like lei pupu and moo moo in any conversation about Hawaii Not that I had or will have many Apropos don t you have the impression that Hawaii are out of fashion Personally I don t know anyone who went there And even the fact of being the accidental birthplace of Barack Obama is not helping as much as it could Why don t I see any hula dancers parading in the English streetsWhere are the pale tourists wearing Maui and Sons t shirt When the last eruction of Kilauea was shown on TV What happened in Pearl Harbour who attacked who How could Sir Paul McCartney forget about his ukuleleIsrael Kamakawiwo ole why did you pass away so soonI have a theoryThere is a worldwide conspiracy against HawaiiThose islands were once spoiled and now there is nothing else to spoilSeasons 10 and 11 of Baywatch were the last offence the final dropHawaii have not recovered yet There where David Hasselhoff runs in his red underpants the grass doesn t grow any Think to all those California s wildfiresWhen David Lodge wrote this book early 1990s Hawaii were still in the newsreels and in the travel agencies brochures It was a natural choice setting a novel in this paradise for the masses where a bunch of English tourists is heading to At first I thought Lodge wanted to follow all of these characters at the same time Thanks God he didn t I apppreciated the way he focused on a single main story involving a forty something theologian who doesn t believe any An unbelievable character that Lodge made real Then once again there will be a lot of revolving speculations and funny situations on the very Catholic fear of Sex The sceptical theologian will learn many practical things about love and lovers and will eventually find his own paradise on Earth Discover how

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Free download ✓ Paradise News ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF David Lodge ☆ 8 Free read characters å eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ David Lodge Paradise tourist style It's a very long way from homeBernard Walsh is in Hawaii on family business escorting his uerulous father to the bedside of a long forgotten aunt His mission transports him from uiet obscurity in Rummridge Englan. 25 starsThis is the first David Lodge I have read for many many years and it was a somewhat mixed return Lodge can write make no mistake about that and his plots hang together well It reads easily and the whole runs along smoothly it is a comic novel so I am informed The novel revolves around Bernard who works as a lecturer in theology at the University of Rummidge Birmingham He is an ex Catholic priest who has lost his faith He has an uncomfortable relationship with his father and sister knows very little about sex and relationships and is generally uite isolated He has an aunt in Hawaii she has been separated from the rest of the family for many years but is now dying and she would like to see Bernard and his father before she does She persuades Bernard to take his very home loving father to Hawaii to visit The cheapest way to do it is to join a package tour This gives Lodge an excuse to set up a whole series of characters and caricatures of the British abroad and numerous minor plotlines most of which are irritating and pointlessInevitably the trip to Hawaii has its ups and downs after a rather excruciating description of a long plane journey Bernard s father steps out in front of a car foreigners drive on the wrong side of the road and breaks his hip ending up in hospital cue storylines about medical insurance Bernard then manages to fall in love with the driver of the car Yolande and to discover that Aunt Isabel is actually much richer than everyone including Isabel realised This leads to one of the most cringe making sex scenes I have read in a number of years and a rather interesting and perceptive analysis of why Bernard lost his faith Lodge seems very at ease and familiar with twentieth century theologians tripping through Tillich Kung Bultmann and Rahner with a fair amount of dexterity whilst discoursing on the teleological argument and debunking the possibility of an afterlife Moving the setting for all this to an earthly paradise was an interesting move and like Henry James moving your main characters to foreign shores can be fruitful There is lots of renewal and transformation at the end and Lodge seems to like to tidy up his plotlines like a gardener trimming a hedge Most of it irritated me and Lodge creates characters who slide nicely into his world view which is really uite English and traditional However the extended look at how and why Bernard lost his faith and the nature of the Catholic Church was certainly worth reading and saved the whole from being a total disaster A word of advice skip the sex scene trust me on this