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kindle ¼ John Dollar Ó Paperback ç dcmdirect õ [Read] ➭ John Dollar ➵ Marianne Wiggins – Dcmdirect.co.uk Charlotte Lewes a young Briton newly widowed by the Great War departs for colonial Burma in 1917 to escape the ruins of her life As a schoolteacher in Rangoon she is rejuvenated by the sensuoEr passionate love and whose ill fated destiny inextricably binds her to him On a festive seafaring expedition the tightly knit British community confronts disaster in the shape of an earthuake and ensuing tidal wave Swept overboard Charlotte John Dollar and Lord of the Flies just got its period Wow This book will shake you up It manages to be both the biography of a wayward feminist traveller a study in adolescent dynamics a scathing commenatary on collonialism and a nauseating thriller all rolled into one HOW DOES SHE DO IT you're wondering Well read this book Then reread it

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Charlotte Lewes a young Briton newly widowed by the Great War departs for colonial Burma in 1917 to escape the ruins of her life As a schoolteacher in Rangoon she is rejuvenated by the sensuous Oriental climate and she meets John Dollar a sailor who becomes h Comments on my re read review of Lord Of The Flies reminded me I had read this fascinating novel often considered LOTF with girls instead of boys

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John DollarEight young girls who are Charlotte's pupils awake on a remote island beach As they struggle to stay alive their dependence on John overwhelms him and an atmosphere of menace and doom builds culminating in shocking and riveting scenes of both death and surviv To say this was a disappointing book doesn't even come close to articulating the real heartbreak I felt finishing it Painted as a female answer to Golding's Lord of the Flies John Dollar describes the days after eight girls one woman and one man are washed ashore on a deserted island off BurmaWriting this review was challenging than I expected and I decided to do some uick searching for other thoughts on this novel to see if I was missing some subtle but crucial element What I discovered uickly is that the release of John Dollar was almost completely overshadowed by a momentous literary story the call for death of Wiggins' then husband Salman RushdieIn some ways I feel like this book is constantly being overshadowed by something momentous Wiggins herself seems to be unsure if she is writing an homage to Lord of the Flies or an entirely inventive examination of human nature In an interview Wiggins admits that the landscape she visualized while writing was actually the same scenery from the 1963 film versionAlmost two thirds of the book is spent setting us up for the coming Shock and Awe Charlotte the schoolteacher is properly liberal and free thinking enough to gain our sympathy; the various children represent all the stock characters needed for an examination of colonial life the zealot the symbiotic twins the indigenous servant John Dollar the itinerant ship captain is strapping and handsome The characters cheerfully recall Robinson Crusoe and Kipling; we the reader are constantly bombarded with hints that the Fall is comingUsing a techniue that seems clever than helpful Wiggins peppers the margins with text from other books and strange subheadings I found it distracted from an already fractured story When the Horrific and Shocking events occur the scenes are so veiled and obliue that they are hard to realize; the oomph never really appears