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That Eye, the Sky


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ISBN13: 9780743234429
ISBN10: 0743234421
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In this modern Australian classic, award-winning author Tim Winton tells the story of young Ort Flack and his struggle to come to grips with the forces pulling his family apart. An extraordinary snapshot of boyhood, That Eye, the Sky is also a powerful exploration of the nature of hope and faith. Ort doesn't have a bad life. He mucks around with his best pal, Fat Cherry; he wonders what his sister Tegwyn's so mad about and why his grandma's disappeared inside herself; he looks up at the sky and thinks it's like a big blue eye looking right back at him. But when Dad isn't back from work when he's supposed to be and a strange car pulls into the drive, Ort's life is thrown into turmoil. Suddenly, Mum doesn't seem as strong as she used to, Fat starts saying bad things, and the stranger knocking on the door seems to know an awful lot about the Flacks.

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Tim Winton was born in Perth, West Australia, in 1960. His novels include An Open Swimmer, Shallows, The Riders, Cloudstreet, and Dirt Music.

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BelKal, September 3, 2006 (view all comments by BelKal)
That Eye, The Sky is a powerful novel, showing why Tim Winton is a highty acclaimed author.

I read this book as part of a school assignment and have found it to be an exelent read. For those complaining it is too "deep", it is a book which engages with the reader on many levels, and has a deep meaningful relationship with people who have experianced some form of disruption to their family.

I particularly enjoyed the ending, with its open conclusion, which leaves the reader to use their understanding/view of the novel to understand what has happened, and this is different to each person.

Ort is a well written character, who's innosence and curiosity helps move the book forward and keeps it on the deep and meaningful level that has so characterised Winton's work.
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laura is cooler than lauren, May 7, 2006 (view all comments by laura is cooler than lauren)
i personnally have only managed to chew 2 chapters into this book...i find it pointless and mundane....i have to give that lauren girl kudos on her review
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is that Lauren?, May 7, 2006 (view all comments by is that Lauren?)
I only read this book because of a school assignment, otherwise if i hadn't of been forced to read it i wouldnt have strayed past the first page.

I can understand how some might take away some "deep" and "powerful" messages from the books biblical themes, but these messages do not overpower the confusing plotline and unexplained ending.

After reading this book i suggest talking it over with someone else who has read it.
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Winton, Tim
Scribner Book Company
New York
Domestic fiction
General Fiction
General Fiction
Literature-A to Z
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8 x 5.25 in 6.58 oz

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