The Grand Hotel Gregory Day The Grand Hotel Strange things are happening at the Grand Hotel A hotel as a work of art in little ol Mangowak It was about as unlikely as an indoor creek Robbed of his zest for life by the absurd innovations of his
  • Title: The Grand Hotel
  • Author: Gregory Day
  • ISBN: 9781741669732
  • Page: 154
  • Format: Paperback
The Grand Hotel Gregory DayStrange things are happening at the Grand Hotel A hotel as a work of art in little ol Mangowak It was about as unlikely as an indoor creek Robbed of his zest for life by the absurd innovations of his local council, including knocking down the only pub in his beloved home town and roofing over a section of the creek to protect swimmers from the rain, artist Noel Lea eStrange things are happening at the Grand Hotel A hotel as a work of art in little ol Mangowak It was about as unlikely as an indoor creek Robbed of his zest for life by the absurd innovations of his local council, including knocking down the only pub in his beloved home town and roofing over a section of the creek to protect swimmers from the rain, artist Noel Lea exiles himself in the hills above Mangowak, on the southwest Victorian coast He returns to find an unexpected destiny awaits At a turning point in the town s history it seems he has a crucial role to play, as the unlikely publican of an even unlikelier hotel.This is a novel about an Australian pub twenty first century style, where the toilets play automated Dadaist recordings, Happy Hour comes with a blessing from the Pope and the patrons libidos are as voracious as their thirst for the local ale As events in the hotel take a twist that not even its inventive publican could have imagined, a long held local mystery begins finally to unravel Noel and his friends find themselves in uncharted territory, and, to make matters worse, the local authorities are hell bent on closing them down.From the award winning author of THE PATRON SAINT OF EELS and RON MCCOY S SEA OF DIAMONDS, Gregory Day s third novel is a witty, earthy and lyrical tour de force that takes some well aimed swipes at the aspirations and absurdities of contemporary life.
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One Reply to “The Grand Hotel”

  1. This started off with a hiss and a roar, detailing a young man s disillusion with modern society, and it s ridiculous notions I was really prepared for something quite spectacular with the satirizing of modern concil initiatives a roof over the creek to stop bathers getting wet by the rain, temporary art installations that have to be silenced from dusk til dawn, closing the local pub to build an eco community and the decision to open a pub in his house, which stands on the site of the original G [...]

  2. My family has had a holiday house in a coastal settlement about two hours south east of Melbourne for over 50 years It used to be called the shack but when it was extended in the 70s, it outgrew this term Next door is what I think of as a Lorne beachhouse all glass and look at me ness The local ratepayers association now calls the settlement a village a term that makes me want to throw up I am hoping that we can resist the waves of cappuccino makers and Audis, that I can continue to wear old clo [...]

  3. Unfinished put aside till another day.A rare thing that I put a book aside but after reading a quarter of this book I still hadn t engaged in any way.This read like a yarn a bit of an Aussie Keillor Garrison but without the witty sharp observations So it yarned away without any depth to the characters I know that there is a series of his books set in Mangowak so maybe I needed to start at the first though I thought that this was because there was an inference about things that had already happen [...]

  4. I thought it was hysterical, I loved all the digs at the ridiculous nature of modern society, was suitably drawn into the trannie business but was incredibly disappointed with the ending So I m just pretending I didn t finish it and focusing on the bits I loved.

  5. Meh Some beautiful bits, but mostly hum drum I liked the swimming and the leaves he found as a boy.

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