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Des Howell Is A Former Rock N Roll Star Who Never Leaves His Secluded Oceanfront Mansion Naked, Rich And Fabulously Deranged, He Subsists On A Steady Diet Of Whiskey, Pharmaceuticals And Jelly Doughnuts And Occasionally Works On His Masterpiece, Whale Music One Day, Upon Awakening From His Usual Drunken Stupor, Des Discovers On His Sofa A Young Alien From The Faraway Universe Of Toronto This Girl Has Made The Trek To Des Hideaway Because She Believes In The Whale Music And She S Crazy Enough To Think That Des Can Make A Comeback Hit With His Mad Magnum Opus Nonna Cannabis Rich And Fabulously Deranged Ladrão teatral (Portuguese Edition) He Subsists On A Steady Diet Of Whiskey The Best Keto Diet Instant Pot Cookbook: ketogenic Diet Cooker Recipes Made Fast and Easy (English Edition) Pharmaceuticals And Jelly Doughnuts And Occasionally Works On His Masterpiece Recipes and Shit: Blank Cookbook Recipes Notes Cooking Whale Music One Day Wieso? Weshalb? Vegan!: Warum Tiere Rechte haben und Schnitzel schlecht für das Klima sind (German Edition) Upon Awakening From His Usual Drunken Stupor Wieso? Weshalb? Vegan!: Warum Tiere Rechte haben und Schnitzel schlecht für das Klima sind (German Edition) Upon Awakening From His Usual Drunken Stupor


10 thoughts on “Whale Music

  1. Heather(Gibby) Heather(Gibby) says:

    I am not sure what it was exactly, but I loved this quirky little book


  2. Mark Victor Young Mark Victor Young says:

    You might say that winning the Governor General s Award is enough to recommend Whale Music, but when books win awards like this it makes people think of them as dry and somehow literary This book is literary, but it is also compellingly readable, delightfully entertaining, the kind of book you spill coffee on in the morning because you can t wait to get back to it It has a sense of humour as well as a sense of a deeper meaning as in other Quarrington novels, each one requires the other You might say that winning the Governor General s Award is enough to recommend Whale Music, but when books win awards like this it makes people think of them as dry and somehow literary This book is literary, but it is also compellingly readable, delightfully entertaining, the kind of book you spill coffee on in the morning because you can t wait to get back to it It has a sense of humour as well as a sense of a deeper meaning...


  3. Chris Chris says:

    3.5 stars, rounding up to 4 due to my love of the Rheostatics, who were heavily influenced by this book Too clever by half, way too proud of its own inventiveness, but a good hearted little fictionalization of the Brian Wilson story I read it due to its connection with the Canadian band Rheostatics, who named their third album Whale Music, and later created the music for the movie based on the book The book was beneficial in that it made me want to re listen to the Beach Boys, and also to r 3.5 stars, rounding up to 4 due to my love of the Rheostatics, who were heavily influenced by this book Too clever by half, way too proud of its own inventiveness, but a good hearted little fictionalization of the Brian Wilson story I read it due to its connection with the Canadian band Rheostatics, who named their third album Whale Music, and later created the music for the movie based on the book The book was beneficial in that it made me want to re listen to the Beach Boys, and also to read about the troubles of Brian Wilson Creating a nubile 16 year old who hangs around naked, has a perfect ass, was abused as a child, and is a groupie, yet is this perfect muse for Dez Howl and is also a well rounded character would seem to be a hard trick to pull off, and Quarrington doesn t pull it off Beware the fiction writers who lead descriptions of every female character with the size and shape of their breasts Philip K Dick, I m looking at you here Still, seeing the narra...


  4. Louise Louise says:

    Some parts were funny, some parts were weird and some parts were boring While you can t help but like the main character, most of the others were too cartoonish Just an okay book for me.


  5. Arlie Arlie says:

    Loved it Thought it was funny, poignant, sad, original I d loaded this on to my kindle a while ago over a year ago , and I had no idea what it was about The narrator has a believable and entertaining voice he s a bit nuts for sure a musical genius who does a little too much destructive self medication Beneath his genius, his eccentrici...


  6. Aouellette Aouellette says:

    fabulously funny and sad


  7. Pamela Pamela says:

    view spoiler After all is said and done, after Desmond has found Claire, begun life anew, forgiven his brother dead , he is sad that the Whale Music does not produce any whales It is played and nothing happens Or does it Here is the ENDING There is a moment of tranquility, and then the the whales rise all around us.Scores of them, their gleaming backs black as the bottom of the deepest hole, the bellies, preternaturally white and lined with heavy scars They churn the water, the ocean boi view spoiler After all is said and done, after Desmond has found Claire, begun life anew, forgiven his brother dead , he is sad that the Whale Music does not produce any whales It is played and nothing happens Or does it Here is the ENDING There is a moment of tranquility, and then the the whales rise all around us.Scores of them, their gleaming backs black as the bottom of the deepest hole, the bellies, preternaturally white and lined with heavy scars They churn the water, the ocean boils with life Yowzers, mutters Claire.I am a fat man perched on a rock, the soul God gave me is not much good for anything Still, I raise my arms towards the sunlight, hold them there for a long moment Claire leaps up and down, she cries and laughs, she makes whooping sounds, embraces me, shakes her fists gleefully in the air.I lower my arms with all the grace and dignity I can muster.The whales begin to sing hide spoiler I think I remember se...


  8. rabbitprincess rabbitprincess says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here A highly entertaining novel that will surely delight music lovers, particularly those who like classic rock The protagonist is Desmond Howell, who was the heart of a successful 60 s era band with his chronologically younger but in deeds much older brother, Danny At the time the story begins, Danny is dead and Desmond is a recluse, living off whiskey, pharmaceuticals and jelly doughnuts , as the back cover states, and composing Whale Music songs for the whales that swim by his house The st A highly entertaining novel that will surely delight music lovers, particularly those who like classic rock The protagonist is Desmond Howell, who was the heart of a successful 60 s era band with his chronologically younger but in deeds much older brother, Danny At the time the story begins, Danny is dead and Desmond is a recluse, living off whiskey, pharmaceuticals and jelly doughnuts , as the back cover states, and composing Whale Music songs for the whales that swim by his house The story begins with Desmond discovering a young woman sleeping on his couch, an event where his life starts to change.Desmond s first person narration is engaging, funny and rings true, r...


  9. Micha Micha says:

    My four star rating might be generous, especially since I ve been pretty critical with other books I ve read this year There were certainly a few things I didn t like under age groupies and the tired idea that descriptions of nude male corpulence make for automatic humour meets honesty but at the same time this book really read well It was hard to put down, even when I told myself I would stop the next whale heading chapter segment.I got here by way of the Rheostatics, as I think many reader My four star rating might be generous, especially since I ve been pretty critical with other books I ve read this year There were certainly a few things I didn t like under age groupies and the tired idea that descriptions of nude male corpulence make for automatic humour meets honesty but at the same time this book really read well It was hard to put down, even when I told myself I would stop the next whale heading chapter segment.I got here by way of the Rheostatics, as I think many readers did I didn t listen to them much in high school and it s only been the past year that I v...


  10. Kirk Kirk says:

    To me this is a good example how if you re going to write a roman a clef, you really need a fictional angle that will transcend the source material Otherwise there s just no reason to tell this story in a non nonfictional format The story in particular is the well known one of Brian Wilson, which has become fodder since WHALE MUSIC for plenty of rock n roll books, not to mention movies like GRACE OF MY HEART and the current WALK HARD It s a story that s been told so often that, fr...