The Vanishing Hours MOBI ã The Vanishing PDF/EPUB ²

The Vanishing Hours MOBI ã The Vanishing  PDF/EPUB ²
  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • The Vanishing Hours
  • Barney Norris
  • 03 June 2018
  • 0857525727

The Vanishing Hours[Reading] ➽ The Vanishing Hours ➳ Barney Norris – Essayreview.co.uk What if the life you re chasing is the one you left behind This is the story of two strangers who have loved and lostHer world feels small and hushed, scattered with unfulfilled dreamsHis is full of n What if the life you re chasing is the one you left behind This is the story of two strangers who have loved and lostHer world feels small and hushed, scattered with unfulfilled dreamsHis is full of noise and endless, dizzying changeBut one day this day an extraordinary encounter will force them both The Vanishing PDF/EPUB ² to revisit everything that was, and everything that could beAs lyrical and moving as his bestselling FIVE RIVERS MET ON A WOODED PLAIN, Norris s The Vanishing Hours is a novel about the pain of abandonment, the enduring power of love and the quest for meaning in a confusing world a world that can sometimes threaten to overwhelm us, but one that is rich with possibility, and always full of wonder.


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10 thoughts on “The Vanishing Hours

  1. says:

    Great writing drew me in there s an economy of words which is brilliant At first I wondered if it was going to be just about two sad people meeting in a bar and telling their life stories, but the tale takes some bizarre twists and holds you to the end Thoughtful and in places moving.

  2. says:

    Some people flit around the world at speed collecting t shirts and ticking off bucket list destinations Others have such vivid imaginations and observe so minutely that standing still allows their minds to soak up experience and perceptions in a way the rest of us will never achieve I ran the hot tap till it stung the back of my hand, then put the plug in and squeezed a bit of Fairy into the sink I scrubbed the plate and the knife and the cup with the washing up brush, then rinsed them under Some people flit around the world at speed collecting t shirts and ticking off bucket list destinations Others have such vivid imaginations and observe so minutely that standing still allows their minds to soak up experience and perceptions in a way the rest of us will never achieve I ran the hot tap till it stung the back of my hand, then put the plug in and squeezed a bit of Fairy into the sink I scrubbed the plate and the knife and the cup with the washing up brush, then rinsed them under the tap that was still running and put them on the drainer Then I picked up a tea towel and dried each object and put them back in their rightful places, in the correct drawers and cupboards The everyday put under the microscope and studied in minute detail with the attention of the obsessive.Barney Norris has one of those hyper aware minds that is a precious bane To be allowed into his thoughts is like spending time in a washing machine Although a short novel, The Vanishing Hours exhausted me but left me unable to sleep.This is a story of two journeys, both very different but precipitated by the same moment in time.Whether the main characters take real or imagined journeys is irrelevant What is important is the insight into the suffering experienced by both The Vanishing Hours is unique, beautiful, extraordinary and exhausting as I suspect is the mind of its author But what a mind I can t wait to see what this flawed genius writes next

  3. says:

    I picked up my glass, and stood, and walked over to where the man was sitting This was how I heard the most important story of my life, the thing that decided me, the story that determined who I was in the end Beautifully written Perfect for a Sunday afternoon.

  4. says:

    I slipped across the world, through time, until a sense of vertigo overwhelmed me, until I could hardly engage with anything You can t imagine how many lives I ve lived, how many different worlds I ve woken to Barney Norris third novel continues the impressive body of work from this relatively young author It is quiet, reflective piece of writing which leaves the reader never quite sure exactly what just happened.A woman walks into a hotel bar after a hospital appointment As a child, her f I slipped across the world, through time, until a sense of vertigo overwhelmed me, until I could hardly engage with anything You can t imagine how many lives I ve lived, how many different worlds I ve woken to Barney Norris third novel continues the impressive body of work from this relatively young author It is quiet, reflective piece of writing which leaves the reader never quite sure exactly what just happened.A woman walks into a hotel bar after a hospital appointment As a child, her father walked out and left her mother to bring up her daughter alone As a woman, her own husband walked out on her Now, alone, she reflects back on her life In the bar she meets a man who starts to tell her his astonishing life story It is a story of different selves, different worlds he claims that at any given point he has been transported into another body, another time, as though every door is a portal His story is one of loss, a quest for the woman he walked out on after a marital argument, a woman he has been unable to return to as a result of his extraordinary life Somehow, these two lost people are connectedNorris reminds me of a slightly younger Jon McGregor, with his lyrical sentences, his attention to nature and our surrounding world, and with his meditations on loss and love This is the work of a fine writer, one who is developing into a great writer It is a book to make you stop and consider your own lives, the chances that we let slip, the regrets we have Definitely recommended 4 stars

  5. says:

    An unusual book which starts with the life of a woman whose husband walked out on her years ago, her father also left his mother This woman meets a man in a bar and he begins to tell her about his life and his story of walking through doors to different experiences at various points in his life The book tell us about choices, difficult situations, repeated mistakes and wrong assumptions Found it hard to follow on occasion but really liked the writing.

  6. says:

    I wasn t quite sure about this short novel as initially the tone and narrative was a familiar one of loss and coping But in the second section we get to hear multiple snippets of narrative with no conclusions as a man in a bar relates his Quantum Leap life and I felt it was going on too long with no end in sight The final section brings the two together with a wonderful conclusion, however, that is profound and life affirming.

  7. says:

    Disappointing I d expectedfrom the reviews The portrayal of two people in late middle age, particularly the woman was unconvincing and patronizing The time shifts started well but petered out I did like some of the insightful ways Norris describes life and love, especially his comment on the frantic nature of our twenty something lives.

  8. says:

    DNF at only 39 pages Just couldn t get into it Guess I just didn t like the style of writing Seemed like lots of words and very long sentences that weren t really telling much of a story Disappointed.

  9. says:

    A beautiful meditation on loss and the stories we tell ourselves Wonderfully written and engrossing, I finished it in a day.

  10. says:

    How we can behave unforgiveably when we re young, to be forgiven when older How we see our own lives through the suffering and travails of others A beautiful and unsentimental love story.

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