The Glass Barrier ePUB ä The Glass PDF/EPUB ²

The Glass Barrier ePUB ä The Glass PDF/EPUB ²

The Glass Barrier ❴Ebook❵ ➨ The Glass Barrier Author Joy Packer – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Growing up together in close intimacy exchanging hopes and confidences then discovering that there is a barrier between them transparent but impermeablethat is the situation between the young people i Growing up together in close intimacy exchanging hopes and confidences then discovering that there is a barrier between them transparent but impermeablethat is the situation between the young people in this book The situation occurs everywhere but here there are special tensions because this is a book about young South AfricansThis story has in it all the light and shadow of the African scene it shows us the South Africans white coloured and black as they see The Glass PDF/EPUB ² themselves Lady Packer who attended personally throughout the inuiry into the Langa riots fully and dramatically reported in this book has written an absorbing novel; it is her richest and most striking book.


2 thoughts on “The Glass Barrier

  1. Dorcas Dorcas says:

    I really dislike love triangles Having read Nor The Moon By Night and loving it I was hoping this one would also be suspenseful and although there are some tense moments with the South African apartheid emergency of the 1960s primarily this was a novel about two cousins in love with the same man'The Glass Barrier' refers to a subject so fragile so charged with feelings that one must never cross it In this case the two girl's love for SimonJoy Packer can write it's the subject that just doesn't click with me In some ways this novel is a cross between Robert Standish's Storm Centre and Dorothy Evelyn Smith's Proud Citadel I don't know if that means anything to you but it really struck me as I was readingIt's a good character study but I was a little disappointed with it The characters reflect the 1960s cavalier view of morality and while accurate it left a bad taste in my mouth I couldn't root for themContent No sex shown to reader but characters are clearly promiscuous Abortion is mentioned as an option at one pointViolence Again not shown to reader but there are riots and people are hurtProfanity Not really an issue Very mild


  2. Katherine Graham Katherine Graham says:

    Set in the early 1960s this novel centres on the intense relationships between three cousins The characters are well drawn and believable and you get drawn into the complex web of relationships The glass barrier referred to in the title is the divisions that separated different cultures in South Africa at the time black white and Coloured Packer sketches a realistic portrait of a country wracked by political uncertainty at the time but still achingly beautiful The ending was a bit strange and in some ways disappointing but the strength of the protagonist Maxie and the hope that she embodies made up for it


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2 thoughts on “The Glass Barrier

  1. Dorcas Dorcas says:

    I really dislike love triangles Having read Nor The Moon By Night and loving it I was hoping this one would also be suspenseful and although there are some tense moments with the South African apartheid emergency of the 1960s primarily this was a novel about two cousins in love with the same man'The Glass Barrier' refers to a subject so fragile so charged with feelings that one must never cross it In this case the two girl's love for SimonJoy Packer can write it's the subject that just doesn't click with me In some ways this novel is a cross between Robert Standish's Storm Centre and Dorothy Evelyn Smith's Proud Citadel I don't know if that means anything to you but it really struck me as I was readingIt's a good character study but I was a little disappointed with it The characters reflect the 1960s cavalier view of morality and while accurate it left a bad taste in my mouth I couldn't root for themContent No sex shown to reader but characters are clearly promiscuous Abortion is mentioned as an option at one pointViolence Again not shown to reader but there are riots and people are hurtProfanity Not really an issue Very mild

  2. Katherine Graham Katherine Graham says:

    Set in the early 1960s this novel centres on the intense relationships between three cousins The characters are well drawn and believable and you get drawn into the complex web of relationships The glass barrier referred to in the title is the divisions that separated different cultures in South Africa at the time black white and Coloured Packer sketches a realistic portrait of a country wracked by political uncertainty at the time but still achingly beautiful The ending was a bit strange and in some ways disappointing but the strength of the protagonist Maxie and the hope that she embodies made up for it

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