Sep 23, 2020
Oothangbart: A Subversive Fable for Adults and Bears
Posted by Rebecca Lloyd

In the beautifully isolated Oothangbart, order and organisation, hierarchy and custom, and the regular flying of kites ensure that each finely mapped hour of each planned week are as predictable and reassuring as the last One Donal Shaun Hercule Poseidon, a citizen of middling rank with no greatness in gait or demeanour, is not so reassured and is becoming less and less pIn the beautifully isolated Oothangbart, order and organisation, hierarchy and custom, and the regular flying of kites ensure that each finely mapped hour of each planned week are as predictable and reassuring as the last One Donal Shaun Hercule Poseidon, a citizen of middling rank with no greatness in gait or demeanour, is not so reassured and is becoming less and less predictable Love is partly to blame Were it not for his love for the baker, Pearl Offerings, his shed would not be filled with ossified bagels, nor would he be constantly fretting over the unsent love letter that sat upon his mantelpiece Nature had its role to play too Were it not for the leaping fish that emerged unannounced and unexpected from the supposedly barren river encircling Oothangbart, he might have wandered unnoticed for his entire existence and taken his philosophical questions with him to the grave Government is definitely to blame When the fish panic seized Oothangbart, Donal was dragged into the machinery of government and thrust into an officialdom which had no place for a creature of thought This is Donal s story.

  • Title: Oothangbart: A Subversive Fable for Adults and Bears
  • Author: Rebecca Lloyd
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 461
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Oothangbart A Subversive Fable for Adults and Bears In the beautifully isolated Oothangbart order and organisation hierarchy and custom and the regular flying of kites ensure that each finely mapped hour of each planned week are as predictable and r

    Joseph

    Oothangbart is a strange place It is somewhat reminiscent of an ancient English village or market town, except that it lies in splendid isolation, surrounded by a river long may its waters encircle us , its frontiers further confirmed by a frightening forest and a gate at one end to stop the intrepid amongst the villagers from exploring further The only link with the outside world is the flotsam and debris occasionally washed up by the river, hinting at the existence of other settlements which [...]


    Farah

    Oothangbart is quite a touching love story in the end, and I wasn t expecting it to turn out that way, although I am relieved it did At the outset I thought the story was much darker, but then as it progressed I realised it was much of a personal search realisation story in as much as it is a commentary on society A story unhurriedly and lovingly told with compassion for all the characters and their individual frailities Totally engaging The language is clear and clean, simple and uplifting whi [...]


    Debalina Haldar

    A delightful read with everything that appeals a reader I thought I loved Lloyd s The View from Endless Street If anything, I love this all the It had the kites, the fair share of humor, romance as well as the subtle satire I kept asking myself about the existence of Bristol.


    Hassinger

    From the title, the description, and reading the first several pages, I thought this story would be light hearted, I suppose I liked the writing style and there were several indications of comedy and adventure soon to come I didn t read enough before purchasing it to guess that it would form into a political satire and it turned out to be too heavy handed for me Most of the book consisted of the meetings the characters held in order to determine how to act upon the discovery of fish jumping out [...]


    Fehmida Zakeer

    Some writers put across unique metaphors that keep you thinking for days about it, but when you read a novel that seems to be a huge big metaphor in itself, you cannot help but marvel at the talent and expertise of the writer Oothangbart by Rebecca Lloyd is one such book In this book, there is a love story, there are kites and fishes, there are leaders who like to bask in the limelight and there are leaders who lead well, but most of all there is one question that some Oothangbartians think but [...]


    Seregil of Rhiminee

    Originally published at Risingshadow.Rebecca Lloyd s Oothangbart A subversive fable for adults and bears is a spellbinding literary fantasy novel for readers who want to read something out of the ordinary I m delighted to say that this satirical novel is unlike any other novel on the market today, because it s an engaging and insightful story about life, hierarchy, predictability and love in an isolated and totalitarian village.Oothangbart is anything but a conventional novel, because it has a f [...]


    Seregil of Rhiminee

    Originally published at Risingshadow.Rebecca Lloyd s Oothangbart A subversive fable for adults and bears is a spellbinding literary fantasy novel for readers who want to read something out of the ordinary I m delighted to say that this satirical novel is unlike any other novel on the market today, because it s an engaging and insightful story about life, hierarchy, predictability and love in an isolated and totalitarian village.Oothangbart is anything but a conventional novel, because it has a f [...]



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