When God Was a Rabbit

When God Was a Rabbit❮Ebook❯ ➤ When God Was a Rabbit Author Sarah Winman – Heartforum.co.uk When God was a Rabbit is an incredibly exciting debut from an extraordinary new voice in fictionSpanning four decades, from onwards, this is the story of a fabulous but flawed family and the slew of When God was a Was a ePUB ´ Rabbit is an incredibly exciting debut from an extraordinary new voice in fictionSpanning four decades, fromonwards, this is the story of a fabulous but flawed family and the slew of ordinary and extraordinary incidents that shape their everyday lives It is a story about childhood and growing up, loss of innocence, eccentricity, familial ties and friendships, love and life Stripped down to its bare bones, it When God PDF/EPUB ² s about the unbreakable bond between a brother and sister.

Sarah Winman born Was a ePUB ´ is a British actress and author In her debut novel When God Was a Rabbit became an international bestseller and won Winman several awards including New Writer of the Year in the Galaxy National Book Awards.

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  • Hardcover
  • 325 pages
  • When God Was a Rabbit
  • Sarah Winman
  • English
  • 06 July 2018
  • 0755379284

10 thoughts on “When God Was a Rabbit

  1. Kevin Ansbro says:

    I found this book to be a delightful, sometimes compelling, read.Sarah Winman writes lovingly and honestly about family dynamics and human relationships Told through the narrative voice of the main character, Elly from infancy through to adulthood , Winman reminds us that life s journey isn t always as smooth as envisaged.The author draws inspiration from her English childhood, which awakened my own fond memories of that particular era fish finger suppers, 70s family game shows and a wonderf I found this book to be a delightful, sometimes compelling, read.Sarah Winman writes lovingly and honestly about family dynamics and human relationships Told through the narrative voice of the main character, Elly from infancy through to adulthood , Winman reminds us that life s journey isn t always as smooth as envisaged.The author draws inspiration from her English childhood, which awakened my own fond memories of that particular era fish finger suppers, 70s family game shows and a wonderfully calamitous school nativity all brought a grin of remembrance to my face This portrayal of once innocent childhoods is referenced in the writer s personal notes She remarksBack then childhood independence was given, not stolen So true The first half of the story is bejewelled with love, in all of its guises I was instantly beguiled by Winman s wonderful writing style and began to tell friends about this must read novel before I was even one third of the way through The prose is natural, spirited and memorably poignant There is a poetry to her writingMy mother lay down with me on my bed, her perfume tumbling over my face like breath, her words smelling of Dubonnet and lemonade Now what s not to like about that Sumptuous stuff The book is as reassuring as that oversized woollen jumper you reserve only for bouts of influenza This isn t to say that the narrative is saccharine sweet far from it Uneasy relationships and acts of senseless violence some globally iconic form a sombre backdrop Amidst all the angst and the pathos, though, there are some genuinely laugh out loud moments, which made me sense that the author must be great company on a night out on the town.Best character for me was Elly s fabulously bohemian aunt Nancy, a rambunctious delight who travels the world snogging any similarly fabulous females who might take her fancy.And so the story rattled along nicely But Sharp intake of breath.The book kind of loses its breezy mojo around the halfway point, when the grind of imperishable relationships and the promise of resurrection becomes its focus.I felt that the eponymous God rabbit premise might have been developed further, and I would have loved for Elly to swapped her circumspection for just some of Nancy s devil may care personality traits.That being said, the story overall is beautifully told and a gorgeous read My sudden admiration for Sarah Winman has already led me to purchase her latest novel A Year of Marvellous Ways Oh, and I LOVED the authorial add ones at the back of the book an idea that I intend to steal

  2. Bonnie says:

    OH MY GOD WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF WHYYYYYYY I read these book descriptions They sound on the far side of boring They almost scream I am literature LIT er a ture Pronounced the douchey way, dear I only bore you because you are dumb If you were actually an intellectual, you would bow before my literary prowess Read the New Yorker , darling Whyyyyyyy Why do people publish these books Why do critics RECOMMEND them Why do I read them I know the answer to the OH MY GOD WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF WHYYYYYYY I read these book descriptions They sound on the far side of boring They almost scream I am literature LIT er a ture Pronounced the douchey way, dear I only bore you because you are dumb If you were actually an intellectual, you would bow before my literary prowess Read the New Yorker , darling Whyyyyyyy Why do people publish these books Why do critics RECOMMEND them Why do I read them I know the answer to the last question because sometimes these things surprise you and you end up with a Room, which you think sounds dumb and potentially boring and then ends up amazing I do wish, however, that books like this particular one got segregated onto their own shelves and got their own Dewey decimal numbers under the officially recognized genre of books that are pretentious and boring but which critics will adore and which do nothing so much as invoke a bunch of sophisticates standing around at a wine and cheese party over enunciating words and mocking those who do not understand the finer points of grammar and laughing at their own wit And then if they were shelved in their own section I could avoid them like the plague Because right now they re harder to detect.Don t even ask me what this one was about I think I went onto auto pilot while reading this book, which means pages turned but inside my head I was thinking aboutinteresting things, like what color I was going to paint my room this year I think there was a little girl And some hinted at secret that should ve been intriguing but was not And there was a rabbit name God, which I kind of remember but mostly know because of the title

  3. F says:

    I hated this in 2013 and i hated it in 2016.Thought re reading might change my opinion on it but it didnt at all.So boring Had to really force myself Hated everyone.So glad when it was over.

  4. Faye says:

    I found this book when I was browsing in Kindle store The title got me It s a nice title So I downloaded the sample and found it quite interesting but with a hint of the style of writing I m not sure I d enjoy.I do like the main story it s about the love and bond between a brother and sister, a family, friendships and love in all forms It s a beautiful concept, really But I m afraid I cannot say I enjoyed the book as much, let alone reread it.To me it s like a big jigsaw puzzle and the a I found this book when I was browsing in Kindle store The title got me It s a nice title So I downloaded the sample and found it quite interesting but with a hint of the style of writing I m not sure I d enjoy.I do like the main story it s about the love and bond between a brother and sister, a family, friendships and love in all forms It s a beautiful concept, really But I m afraid I cannot say I enjoyed the book as much, let alone reread it.To me it s like a big jigsaw puzzle and the author tried to put the pieces back together, but sadly some pieces were not put in the right spots or missing, even I found chapters, paragraphs and lines that were unnecessary and just adding a bitto the confusion that was already there She crammed in a lot of big events into such short chapters, resulting in some left unexplored There were times when I had to reread a paragraph or two and sometimes even pages just to really find out what she was trying to say that s how vague it is or which character s had appeared or been mentioned because she would just refer to them as She or He or We leading you to an endless guessing game , and the mystery would be solved paragraphs or pages later there s actually an event in the book, where she and two others picked up a girl who was running away, and I still don t know who the other two were.The first 10% of the book was enough to make me want to readof it, but after I got past that I had to struggle to finish the rest I m so glad I ve done reading it That says all, doesn t it

  5. Tea Jovanović says:

    Guilty again This book bought me with just few sentences and I had to buy the rights and be its editor I had that something special feeling I had buying the rights for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT Unfortunately due to Serbian publisher the book hasn t reached all the readers it should reach But it s never late MUST READ MUST READ Hurry up Debut jewel of coming of age novel I rarely come across novels that give me such discovery of new voice thrill

  6. Bianca says:

    After reading the terrific Tin Man I needed to read something else by Sarah Winman.There s something etheral, inexplicable about Sarah Winman s writing I can t quite put my finger on it It s different, it s imperfect, but, it s so darn affecting It s like loving someone deeply when you ve passed the stage of blind love, the excitement of the newness You get to know the quirks and the annoying bits, but you re still in love with that person That s how I felt about this novel It s the little After reading the terrific Tin Man I needed to read something else by Sarah Winman.There s something etheral, inexplicable about Sarah Winman s writing I can t quite put my finger on it It s different, it s imperfect, but, it s so darn affecting It s like loving someone deeply when you ve passed the stage of blind love, the excitement of the newness You get to know the quirks and the annoying bits, but you re still in love with that person That s how I felt about this novel It s the little things the details, the quirks, the unexpected, the seemingly mundane which made this novel special.I see this novel has garnered the spectrum of ratings I can see why some would have issues with the novel I am in the crazy in love camp

  7. Sharon says:

    I have just started this book and am absolutely loving it It is a hilarious book, with Ellie being just too sharp and dry with her little asides I honestly love a book that sucks me in especially after that nonsense Fifty shades of Grey rubbish This is one that I will lend, but will always demand to be returned.Just finished it today I absolutely LOVED this book There are some conversations in there that I have marked, as I think they speak such truth One in particular about the last par I have just started this book and am absolutely loving it It is a hilarious book, with Ellie being just too sharp and dry with her little asides I honestly love a book that sucks me in especially after that nonsense Fifty shades of Grey rubbish This is one that I will lend, but will always demand to be returned.Just finished it today I absolutely LOVED this book There are some conversations in there that I have marked, as I think they speak such truth One in particular about the last paragraph of page 141, which continues onto page 142 It reminds me of The Velveteen Rabbit , where those deeper life mysteries are discussed within conversation between close friends.I love Sarah Winman s writing The way she just puts in these unexpected hilarious little statements kept me laughing out loud I wear reading glasses, and they kept fogging up at times It made my mascara run, leaving my husband worried that I was upset about something The bonus material at the end was great to read as well Being a teacher myself, I think that the way in which she describes her writing process, her encouragement to others to write, and her love of writing were fantastic.This is one book that must be read

  8. Rebecca McNutt says:

    This book is well written and highlights events that anybody can easily resonate with if they re old enough to remember them or live in the aftermath, and it s a powerful and poignant story of the love between a brother and a sister, but something about it just seemed too unreal and dramatized While the moments Elly and Joe live through are some of the most defining in recent history, When God Was a Rabbit fails to really capture the humanity behind them or how it affects these siblings beyond This book is well written and highlights events that anybody can easily resonate with if they re old enough to remember them or live in the aftermath, and it s a powerful and poignant story of the love between a brother and a sister, but something about it just seemed too unreal and dramatized While the moments Elly and Joe live through are some of the most defining in recent history, When God Was a Rabbit fails to really capture the humanity behind them or how it affects these siblings beyond just being alive to remember it all.Don t get me wrong, it s a good story, bringing up how society and chaos can shape a family and how the bond between siblings can survive almost anything, but it waslike watching a soap opera than reading a plausible or realistic story I think in some ways this heightened the emotion in each event, which was good, but that at the same time it came off as preachy and far fetched Still, it s a decent book with its strong suit being in its characters and their interconnected relationships

  9. Dem says:

    Not my usual type of book and had been very reluctant to read this one, several friends recommended it to me but I had put it off for a long time.But I was presently surprised by this book and found it engaging ,funny and sad.This Novel is in two parts and is about Elly who was born in 1968 The first part of the Novel deals with her relationships with her older brother, her family and her best friend Jenny Penny I really loved this part of the book and the way it is written I loved her pet ra Not my usual type of book and had been very reluctant to read this one, several friends recommended it to me but I had put it off for a long time.But I was presently surprised by this book and found it engaging ,funny and sad.This Novel is in two parts and is about Elly who was born in 1968 The first part of the Novel deals with her relationships with her older brother, her family and her best friend Jenny Penny I really loved this part of the book and the way it is written I loved her pet rabbit named God and her friendship with Jenny penny There were some really funny moments in this book that had me laughing out loud.The second half of the Novel takes on aserious tone and deals with Elly s later years and touches and some sad experiences and not sure if all of them fitted into this Novel however I still enjoyed this book.I found the characters so quirky and while not all likeable still interesting and I found myself wanting to know what happened to them.Overall I found this an interesting and quirky read, not my usual book choice but hey sometimes it s good to go outside the comfort zone

  10. Mark says:

    Sorry This review contains a mini spoiler but I couldn t work out how to hide it so if you don t want any giveaway info you d better ignore this one However if you are continuing to read, thanks Having read this for my local bookclub meeting this evening I am not quite sure what I would want to say It seems to me that Sarah Winman is not quite sure what she is writing Is it the story of family relationship both nuclear and extended, is it a treatise on gay relationships, is it an account Sorry This review contains a mini spoiler but I couldn t work out how to hide it so if you don t want any giveaway info you d better ignore this one However if you are continuing to read, thanks Having read this for my local bookclub meeting this evening I am not quite sure what I would want to say It seems to me that Sarah Winman is not quite sure what she is writing Is it the story of family relationship both nuclear and extended, is it a treatise on gay relationships, is it an account of a brother and sister growing to adulthood across the latter part of the 20th Century and of course all of these can be totally harmoniously co joined and indeed they are but the story comes off its rails because of the bizarre and unreasonable loading up of accidents of chance and fantasy as it goes on When two of the characters,one of whom is besotted with the other, having been apart for years and having had no contact whatsoever, suddenly meet up at a party on another continent from the one in which they had originally met I immediately thought of all the parties in all the world you had to walk into one of mine I do appreciate that chance and co incidence often plays an important part in love and romance but this grated as unbelievable When the father, having all the time been banking on winning a large prize, does just that I thought unbelievable When another character supposedly knew the time and manner of his death, a falling coconut,and at one point the very act happened but served not to kill him but to restore his sight I thought unbelievable I could go on but though there is a good deal of really funny dialogue and some witty descriptions I found the overall affect dubious.Winman addresses beautifully the questions of love, fidelity, expectation and the ability of friendship whether sexually expressed or platonic to enhance and transform but i do wish she had written in a way that did not rely upon, in my opinion, a regular need to massively suspend if not belief then the over the top coincidence quotient This story could have been written without them and in that way the story would not have been so much of an obvious novel I found the characters endearing, maddening, stupid and amusing but they always remained obvious characters in a story I never felt moved to believe in their independant existence which is bizarre since they were theoretically growing up as I was and their journey should have been mine

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