The Doubleman [E–pub/E–book]
Needs to the bright lights
of Melbourne then Sydney and drags himself into the culturally changing world of the Melbourne and then Sydney drags himself into the culturally changing world of the s The reader is constantly engaged in the Doubleman thoughts of a couple of characters with Richard for me at least being the most important His thinking seems to lead from one direction to the other with a final burst of religious idealism that makes for a thoughtful ending though one that leaves the reader to decide what is happening The author is seemingly aware or been a fan of the acoustic and electric folk upheavals of the 60 s and also aware of the influence of occultist Aleister Crowley For me this lay heav. To embody the uesting religious spirit of a decade They had the enigmatic voice of an East European refugee the instrumental skills of a vagrant country singer the
inspired arrangements of a self educated tasmanian mystic arrangements of a self educated Tasmanian mystic universe was double They couldn't fail But. An interesting Australian novel Koch starts his story out in Hobart Tasmania a part of the world I know nothing about but hope to visit someday Three young Tasmanians come of age in this story with lives woven together like leaves on Palm Sunday starting out from St Augustine s boy s school Women of all ages figure big in the plot Winner of the Miles Franklin in 1985 and certainly an interesting choice The writing is excellent and the story is fine but the presentation just feels too forced It now has a certain
Feel That It May that it may been of its time Richard Miller a polio ridden child of WW2 takes his enuiring mind and his actors. In the sleazy coffee bars of bohemian Sydney the Rymers were born For a eneration they offered access to a world of illusion and enthralment Marrying the ancestral energies of immigrant ballads to the faeryworld of the European occult this electric folk roup seemed. .
Christopher J. Koch ✓ 6 read & downloadIly on the story late and as much as I
Enjoyed The Book It Just Seemed A Slightly Ham Fistedthe book it just seemed a slightly ham fisted to make the underground scene in Sydney something it was not One historical error is that the band that is central to the story is an electric folk band and their time is 196465 with their big influence Pentangle Pentangle did not form until 1967 I doubt that the author cared for pedants like me though I had never heard of magic mushroom cookies either Maybe someone can tell me different on that In the end an
Enjoyable Read Very Goodread very ood and look forward to reading by him but not a book worthy of the Miles Franklin Award in my view. As the roup stood on the threshold of international stardom the darker side of
enchantment started to assert its presence In a miasma of sexual jealousystarted to assert its presence In a miasma of sexual jealousy mushrooms and apocalyptic mysticism the fragile collaboration that had shaped their music began to fall apa.