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  • Paperback
  • 295 pages
  • On the Broken Shore
  • James MacManus
  • English
  • 04 February 2014
  • 9780007338603

6 thoughts on “On the Broken Shore

  1. Tina Tamman Tina Tamman says:

    Have you ever read a book for the wrong reasons with certain expectations in mind? I picked up this book because it was described as being about the disappearance of a man so I immediately assumed that disappearance is a conscious act involving preparation and I would enjoy a book like that I was wrong the book is about the sea and marine life Not that it means I didn't enjoy the novel but it is totally different from what I expectedIt is an interesting and unusual book all the same I will not spoil it by revealing too much about it However it is the story of the kind that Graham Greene used to call 'entertainments' that the novel is all about There is very little characterisation very little psychology in it which is why it merits no than three stars Not enough meat for me


  2. Deborah Mantle Deborah Mantle says:

    In ‘On the Broken Shore’ James MacManus offers some interesting insights into human wildlife relations On a field trip with his students off the coast of Cape Cod marine biologist Leo Kemp is swept overboard Kemp survives but instead of returning home to the memories of a dead son a troubled marriage and the loss of his job he chooses to remain with a pod of grey seals How Kemp had reached this point of turning his back on humanity what he learns from his life with the seals and how his family deals with his disappearance form the main part of the story The information on seal behaviour and human seal relations comes from research done by the author MacManus returned to the university he graduated from St Andrews in Scotland to talk with seal experts at the Sea Mammal Research Unit The novel was a effortless way for me to learn about sea mammals and the wildlife and landscape of Cape Cod The story moves along uickly and the plot is enthralling will Kemp turn his back on humanity for good?; however I didn’t find the human characters particularly sympathetic or engaging


  3. Jayne Charles Jayne Charles says:

    There were lots of aspects of this book that might have made me dislike it The dense science sections that punctuated the plot The discovery that just when you thought you were finished with the backstory along came a bit The nagging sensation that what happened waswella bit unfeasible Despite all that this book gets five stars from me because it kept me reading long into the night and very few books have done that However unfeasible it might have been the central plot was compelling and leaving this unfinished was never an option The setting of Cape Cod was great and really made me want to go there The author had a real feeling for his characters and his depiction of a family in the wake a of a bereavement was skilful and moving Okay so it’s only January but it’s my read of the year so far


  4. Tash Tash says:

    bought it for 4 but didn't like it it was a waste of my time


  5. Robyn Robyn says:

    Just met the author when he came into the store to sign copies of the book I now have my own signed copy dedicated to me and the author's number to let him know whether I liked it or not


  6. Dhanya Chandrasekhar Dhanya Chandrasekhar says:

    Liked it simple story Takes you to an imaginary world of seals and sea creatures


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On the Broken Shore➶ On the Broken Shore Download ✤ Author James MacManus – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Leo Kemp's life should be idyllic but beneath the tranuil surface of his life heartbreak lingers A few years ago his son drowned in an accident at sea and Leo and his family cannot come to terms with Leo Kemp's life should be idyllic but beneath the tranuil surface of his life heartbreak lingers A few years ago his son drowned in an accident at sea and Leo and his family cannot come to terms with his death But when tragedy again touches the family it is Leo who is the apparent victim.


About the Author: James MacManus

James MacManus has worked in the newspaper business for years He is currently the Managing Director of the Times Literary SupplementHe is the author of On the Broken Shore The Language of the Sea UK edition and Ocean Devil The Life and Legend of George Hogg which was made into a film starring Jonathan Rhys MeyersHis latest book Black Venus On the MOBI :Þ is a vivid novel of Charles Baudelaire and his.


6 thoughts on “On the Broken Shore

  1. Tina Tamman Tina Tamman says:

    Have you ever read a book for the wrong reasons with certain expectations in mind? I picked up this book because it was described as being about the disappearance of a man so I immediately assumed that disappearance is a conscious act involving preparation and I would enjoy a book like that I was wrong the book is about the sea and marine life Not that it means I didn't enjoy the novel but it is totally different from what I expectedIt is an interesting and unusual book all the same I will not spoil it by revealing too much about it However it is the story of the kind that Graham Greene used to call 'entertainments' that the novel is all about There is very little characterisation very little psychology in it which is why it merits no than three stars Not enough meat for me

  2. Deborah Mantle Deborah Mantle says:

    In ‘On the Broken Shore’ James MacManus offers some interesting insights into human wildlife relations On a field trip with his students off the coast of Cape Cod marine biologist Leo Kemp is swept overboard Kemp survives but instead of returning home to the memories of a dead son a troubled marriage and the loss of his job he chooses to remain with a pod of grey seals How Kemp had reached this point of turning his back on humanity what he learns from his life with the seals and how his family deals with his disappearance form the main part of the story The information on seal behaviour and human seal relations comes from research done by the author MacManus returned to the university he graduated from St Andrews in Scotland to talk with seal experts at the Sea Mammal Research Unit The novel was a effortless way for me to learn about sea mammals and the wildlife and landscape of Cape Cod The story moves along uickly and the plot is enthralling will Kemp turn his back on humanity for good?; however I didn’t find the human characters particularly sympathetic or engaging

  3. Jayne Charles Jayne Charles says:

    There were lots of aspects of this book that might have made me dislike it The dense science sections that punctuated the plot The discovery that just when you thought you were finished with the backstory along came a bit The nagging sensation that what happened waswella bit unfeasible Despite all that this book gets five stars from me because it kept me reading long into the night and very few books have done that However unfeasible it might have been the central plot was compelling and leaving this unfinished was never an option The setting of Cape Cod was great and really made me want to go there The author had a real feeling for his characters and his depiction of a family in the wake a of a bereavement was skilful and moving Okay so it’s only January but it’s my read of the year so far

  4. Tash Tash says:

    bought it for 4 but didn't like it it was a waste of my time

  5. Robyn Robyn says:

    Just met the author when he came into the store to sign copies of the book I now have my own signed copy dedicated to me and the author's number to let him know whether I liked it or not

  6. Dhanya Chandrasekhar Dhanya Chandrasekhar says:

    Liked it simple story Takes you to an imaginary world of seals and sea creatures

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