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by Clifford Chase

ePub Winkie download
Author:
Clifford Chase
ISBN13:
978-0340924563
ISBN:
034092456X
Language:
Publisher:
Hodder Paperback (February 7, 2008)
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Subcategory:
Contemporary
ePub file:
1294 kb
Fb2 file:
1905 kb
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Rating:
4.7
Votes:
955

Winkie has become a stuffed scapegoat for the 'sins' of humanity - not excepting the witch situation in Salem during Colonial America or the Inquisition of the Church against believers in the Earth rotating around the sun centuries earlier. Winkie is held responsible for it all. And these things are not, in any way, the strangest or even most interesting elements of this small, deeply provocative and entertaining first novel.

An innocent teddy bear is an Clifford Chase's Winkie is a weird, satirical, philosophical, thought-provoking and touching fantasy book about a sentient teddy bear called Winkie.

In Cliff Chase’s scathingly funny and surprisingly humane debut novel, the. An innocent teddy bear is an Clifford Chase's Winkie is a weird, satirical, philosophical, thought-provoking and touching fantasy book about a sentient teddy bear called Winkie. Winkie is a nice and innocent teddy bear, who just happens to be in a wrong place at a wrong time and is arrested. Winkie is accused of terrorism and other things, because people believe that Winkie is responsible for several nasty things.

Read Winkie, by Clifford Chase online on Bookmate – In Cliff Chase’s scathingly funny and surprisingly humane debut novel, the zeitgeist assumes the form of a one-foot-tall ursine Everyman - a mild

Read Winkie, by Clifford Chase online on Bookmate – In Cliff Chase’s scathingly funny and surprisingly humane debut novel, the zeitgeist assumes the form of a one-foot-tall ursine Everyman - a mild . In Cliff Chase’s scathingly funny and surprisingly humane debut novel, the zeitgeist assumes the form of a one-foot-tall ursine Everyman - a mild-mannered teddy bear named Winkie who finds himself on the wrong side of America’s war on terror. After suffering decades of neglect from the children who've forgotten him, Winkie summons the courage to take charge of his fate, and so he hops off the shelf, jumps out the window, and takes to the forest.

Also by Clifford Chase: The Hurry-Up Song: A Memoir of Losing My Brother. Part One. The books we read in childhood don’t exist anymore; they sailed off with the wind, leaving bare skeletons behind. Queer 13: Lesbian and Gay Writers. Recall Seventh Grade. Whoever still has in him the memory and marrow of childhood should rewrite these books as he experienced them. Bruno Schulz, from a 1936 letter to a friend. Please state your name. And what was your relationship to the defendant? He was my teddy bear.

Hachette UK, 16 февр. Scathingly funny, and not a little weird, Winkie brilliantly exposes the cruel absurdities of our age and explores what it means to be human in an increasingly barbaric world. After suffering decades of brutal neglect, Winkie, a mangy old teddy bear, realises that he can actually move. He jumps out the window, and takes to the forest. But just as he is discovering the joys and wonders of mobility, self-determination, even love, Winkie's luck ends. Рейтинг: 5. 2. Рейтинг: 4.

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In Cliff Chase's scathingly funny and surprisingly humane debut novel, the zeitgeist assumes the form of a one-foot-tall ursine Everyman - a mild-mannered teddy bear named Winkie who finds himself on the wrong side of America's war on terror.

Winkie by Clifford Chase - book cover, description, publication history

Winkie by Clifford Chase - book cover, description, publication history. In Cliff Chase's scathingly funny and surprisingly humane debut novel, the zeitgeist assumes the form of a one-foot-tall ursine Everyman - a mild-mannered teddy bear named Winkie who finds himself on the wrong side of America's war on terror. After suffering decades of neglect from the children who've forgotten him, Winkie summons the courage to take charge of his fate, so he hops off the shelf, jumps out the window, and takes to the forest.

In this debut novel, a mild-mannered teddy bear named Winkie finds himself on the wrong side of America's war on terror. From publisher description. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. org on March 1, 2010.

Winkie is a mild-mannered teddy bear who finds himself on the wrong side of America's war on terror. After suffering decades of neglect from the children who've forgotten him, Winkie takes to the forest

Winkie is a mild-mannered teddy bear who finds himself on the wrong side of America's war on terror. After suffering decades of neglect from the children who've forgotten him, Winkie takes to the forest. But just as he is discovering the joys and wonders of mobility, Winkie is suddenly surrounded by the FBI, who instantly conclude that he is the evil mastermind behind dozens of terrorist attacks that have been traced to the forest.

  • Winkie’s tribulations are both universally human and, at times, a terrifying portrait of what it means to be alienated. His trial is worthy of Kafka and is, sadly and shamefully, all too recognizable in the reality around us today. This book contains great lessons. It is, like Winkie, a one of a kind.

  • Great book. My brother bought it for me for Christmas. I read it twice in physical form. I couldn't find it recently and I was in the mood to read it again so I bought it in digital form. This book is AMAZING. It's is so wildly absurd, hilarious, oddly enlightened in some parts, emotional and satirical. It's really a must-read. I've never read anything in the same ballpark as this. It deserves its own section in the book store because "Fiction" just doesn't cover it.

  • I am reading this book for the third time now, and I am still finding new things to love about it. Its difficult to write in a review all the things that are special about this book. Maybe I can just say this: I love the book so much because it's story does such a wonderful job of showing me how life can be magical, painful, and sweet all at the same time.

  • What a wonderful little book. It begins as a farce: multiple forces descend on an isolated cabin to arrest the serial bomber and terrorist. Helicopters whirl; lights flash; guns glare. The culprit: a teddy bear, taken in shackles. Shunted from one cell to another, he is put through a sham, show trial with witnesses straight out of reality TV for crimes of decadence, debauchery, and destabilization. Along the way, Winkie the Bear, formerly Marie, tells his story from the sawdust stuffing to the little girl who opens his wrapping paper and then to the others. Each child adores him, relies on his comforting arms, takes him everywhere, stitches him up when necessary, and then, in time, abandons him to the shelf. After years of loneliness, Winkie comes to life, escapes to the woods, has days of wonder with his own Baby Winkie, until disaster strikes.

    "From the shelf, he watched Cliff's little shape under the dark blankets and wondered why things had to be the way they were. Winkie had seen it happen five times and now a sixth: a child being formed. Sometimes it was wonderful and sometimes he could hardly bear to keep his glass eyes open. The child was being formed and the child was also forming itself. There were these two forces at work, and one could never tell what the outcome might be. The child was what it was, and then things happened to it, and in this way, as Winkie watched, unblinking, because he couldn't blink, the child became what he or she was to be. ... For in small ways it definitely was the case, again and again--Winkie saw it, just as he saw and felt and tried to help each child put itself back together, in these small ways. And then that was what the child was to become, too, something mended, just as Winkie himself was mended, even if only in small ways."

    Read this book and then find your old bear; cuddle him and repay him for the years in the drawer.

  • Winkie is perhaps the most entertaining novel I ever experienced. At times, Winkie is so relentlessly, hilariously strange that one must surrender to the author and ride the wave -- because, every so often and usually in an unpredictable fashion, Winkie takes a sharp left turn onto Sentimentality Lane. At its core, Winkie is a surprisingly introspective novel that explores concepts such as self-discovery and the basic need to feel acceptance, love, and freedom no matter how eccentric, flawed, or broken one is.

  • For the first third of this book, I gave it a 3. By the middle third it was a 4, and by the time I finished it was a 5. Winkie is a memorable and loveable character. The book is filled with creativity. I didn't find it achingly funny as the book jacket suggested, but it most definitely was surprisingly moving.

    Part of what I didn't love about the start of this book was that it read like a memoir and I wasn't in the mood for a memoir, however, it absolutely played into the psychology of Winkie and was critical to the story.

    It was magical and wonderful and half way through compelled me to pull out my worn, torn and re-sewn Paddington Bear and give him a long overdue well-deserved hug.

    Nicole Del Sesto, Author All Encompassing Trip

  • This is one of the most unique books I have ever read. A teddy bear accused of terrorism...it's brilliantly outrageous. The story is told from Winkie, the teddy bear's perspective. It is a great satire that really makes you think. Plus, it is hilarious. The book takes unexpected turns and never ceases to surprise you. Enjoy!

  • But, ultimately unsatifying. The conceit of the story could have yielded so much more. This is why it fell short.