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'On this form, Jacobson has better claims than anyone to be called the greatest novelist working in Britain today' --Mail on Sunday

'How is it possible to read Howard Jacobson and not lose oneself in admiration for the music of his language, the power of his characterisation and the penetration of his insight?' --Times

'I don't know a funnier writer alive' --Jonathan Safran Foer

'How is it possible to read Howard Jacobson and not lose oneself in admiration for the music of his language, the power of his characterisation and the penetration of his insight?' --Times

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From the author of the Man Booker Prize winning The Finkler Question. Struggling novelist Guy Ableman is in thrall to his vivacious wife Vanessa. The trouble is, he is no less in thrall to her alluring mother, Poppy. In flight from personal disappointment and universal despair, Guy wonders if it's time to take his love for Poppy to another level. Fiction might be dead, but desire isn't. And out of that desire he imagines squeezing one more great book. This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60% of the author's work and as low as 30% with characters and plotlines removed. --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition CD .

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  • Broché: 384 pages
  • Editeur : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (23 mai 2013)
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ISBN-10: 1408831740
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408831748
  • Dimensions du produit: 13,2 x 2,5 x 19,8 cm
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Cela faisait longtemps que je ne me surprenais plus à rire aux éclats lors de la lecture d'un roman.
Jacobson m'a provoqué un nombre record de fous rires !
Je ne sais pas ce que donne la traduction française "La Grande ménagerie", mais pour les anglophones, ce roman est un pur régal !
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30 internautes sur 36 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
Tedious meditation on the death of the book 27 août 2012
Par Alan A. Elsner - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié Commentaire client Vine pour produit gratuit ( De quoi s'agit-il? )
This is the book you write after winning the Man Booker prize -- the one in which you pour out all your bile, explore all your bitter obsessions, say all that you've been dying to say for years. It's the one your agent and publisher allow to slide by without editing or criticism - after all, you've earned it. Unfortunately for readers, it's the one that subjects them to a long, repetitive diatribe that begins as mildly amusing and ends as crashingly boring.

The plot, if there can said to be one, concerned aging English novelist Guy Ableman, married to the beauteous redhead Vanessa but lusting after her mother, the equally beauteous redhead Poppy. In the meantime, Ableman tries to think of a new book he can write to rescue his faltering career while bemoaning at length what he sees as the death of intelligent reading.

Nothing much happens over the course of the 100,000-odd words Mr. Jacobson has given us -- but that's kind of the point. The book is an extended rant about the state of publishing. Jacobson mourns the death of traditional publishing as it used to be practiced -- where the author got an agent with whom he/she had lengthy alcoholic lunches. The agent then had lengthy alcoholic lunches with the publisher and a deal was struck. Critics did their thing in the "quality newspapers" and readers did the rest.

Now, we are in an age of digital publishing, Kindles, reviewers on Amazon and book clubs, all of which Jacobson hates. He also hates the "breakthrough novel," young adult literature, books about the Tudors or about vampires and Harry Potter. I'm sure he not only hates this review (that thought gives me pleasure, in the best tradition of Jacobson himself) but he hates the fact that I can even write this review. After all, who am I and what gives me the right to hold an opinion?

The present system, the author holds, amounts to the death of the book, even the death of the word. There are now, he says, a hundred writers for every reader. Titles like "The Girl Who Ate Her Own Placenta" become bestsellers. The only place people read books is on the beach -- so authors must cater to them.

It's sour, it's self-indulgent and it's tedious. Now that Jacobson has gotten it off his chest, can we look forward to a real novel next time?
16 internautes sur 18 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
" as a writer of what was 'readable' I was the antidote to art." 31 août 2012
Par Evelyn Getchell - Publié sur Amazon.com
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I know I am going to take a bashing for this but I am thrilled to be the first Amazon reviewer to gush and give the maximum amount of well-deserved stars to Guy Abelman, the irresistibly self-deprecatory hero of Zoo Time: A Novel, the latest novel by Howard Jacobson.

"There are moments of trembling collusion in the lives of men and women, when the sacred rules governing decent society reassert themselves only to be broken. Right shows its face for the final time, in order that we can relish wrong.

Zoo time."

Guy Abelman is an erudite and misunderstood, sardonic and randy bad boy writer who is really down deep in his private heart a good guy romantic with a passionate adoration of women and the art of making love to women, of words and the art of writing, of books and the art of reading books, real books.

As a writer he is cheeky and bawdy, ribald, irreverent. He has a proclivity for sex and to transmogrify sexual fantasy into naughty sex. Yet sex in the narrative of Guy Abelman is rendered comic rather than carnal, tender rather than raunchy.

Two seductively beautiful women are twinned in the amorous heart, the erotic mind, the Anacreontic soul of Guy Abelman: his fiery redheaded wife, Vanessa and her enticing, utterly bewitching, look-alike mother, Poppy. He loves them both, desires them both, hungers for them both to the point of distraction. And herein lie both the crux and the plot...

"The odd part was that there was any desire left in me to write a sentence, never mind a book. Yet there was. An intense desire - akin to lust or hunger - which all the militant women's books groups in Chipping Norton couldn't expunge...Books that no one wanted to read were running at plague proportions. If there was a book to be made you made it - and wondered who the hell would read it later."

ZOO TIME sizzles with stunning wit and cynical humor. I received a vigorous abdominal work-out from all my belly chortling but I also was touched in my tender spot for the struggles of Guy Abelman. It never even occurred to me that Guy was a fictional character creation from the genius of Howard Jacobson. I was sustained in his mood, transported to his world and connected to his perspective through Howard Jacobson's extraordinary wordsmithery and dazzling pyrotechnics of language. ZOO TIME is a masterpiece of narrative and dialogue, bickering and banter, repartee and rumination.

Observant, seductive and sardonically funny, ZOO TIME is a literary antidote...

"I was under no more illusion about my esteemed readers' affection for me than I was about my affection for myself, and I didn't like myself at all. They read the pap I put out not because they loved me, but because they hated Proust at his most dilatory and Henry James at his most sublimely impenetrable and Lawrence at his most finical-erotical-prophetical and Celine at his most odious. In my new incarnation as a writer of what was 'readable' I was the antidote to art."

A little naughty and a lot nice, Zoo Time: A Novel is about much more than its salty language and naughty sex talk. And even though I am a 59 year old bit of a prude myself, I still found this novel wonderfully entertaining.
3 internautes sur 3 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
Zoo Time 9 juin 2013
Par S Riaz - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle
When we meet author Guy Ableman he has been battered by a reading group - indeed he is feeling generally put upon and discouraged by the state of publishing and, in reality, this is a brave novel about a subject that readers and writers seem to discuss endlessly. The arrival of the ebook, what sells (there is a scene where Guy feels he should write a novel with either Tudors or vampires in it which is funny only because it is true), YA fiction, the despair of the publishing industry, reviews on Amazon and agents avoiding authors in case they are offered a book they have to place are all covered, within the general story of Guy and his marriage to Vanessa.

Vanessa is a gorgeous, vibrant and talented woman who has an equally beautiful mother, Poppy Eisenhower. When they walk into the boutique that Guy runs, they seem to come as a pair - both with flaming red hair and almost like sisters. In the age of the Great Decline, when "the age of sparing a writers feelings was past", Guy has problems with his publisher, his agent, his parents, his brother and his wife. So he decides to write a novel about his desire for his mother in law, despite advice to the contrary. This leads to a re-telling of his relationship with daughter and mother-in-law, encompassing various book events and Vanessa's own desire to be an author.

This novel is a satire and so much of what Howard Jacobson writes about readers and the world of writers, is tongue in cheek. That is not to say that he does not deride things people hold as sacred, but much of the most biting comments are aimed at himself and it is authors he savages most ('me, me, me'). Guy's own dispair is always tempered by his wish to add experiences to his life as a writer, so he often misunderstands events in his own life and that of those closest to him. Of course, to attack things that are precious to people always causes a backlash, but I am brave enough to face his ire and give this novel the five star review it deserves. This is a funny, and often moving, novel - but it has a lot of truth in it and some important things to say about the changing way we are all reading. However, I prefer to be positive and say that more of us are reading than ever and so authors have much to look forward to, even if publishers are struggling to come to terms with the changes.
2 internautes sur 2 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
Maybe good, maybe not 6 janvier 2013
Par mrliteral - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié Commentaire client Vine pour produit gratuit ( De quoi s'agit-il? )
The cover of my copy of Howard Jacobson's Zoo Time has a quote from Jonathan Safran Foer: "I don't know a funnier writer alive." I don't know if Foer's reading has been rather limited, but based on this novel, Jacobson is only mildly amusing and there are many living writers who are much funnier. So it's not that funny; is it good, however? In places, yes.

The narrator of Zoo Time is Guy Ableman, a writer of literary fiction. Guy is married to Vanessa but has no small share of unrequited lust for her mother, Poppy. This triangle is serving as inspiration for his latest book, while Vanessa is using her relationships to conceive a novel of her own. In particular, the relationship of Guy and Vanessa seems to be one of pure masochism: considering how she treats him with contempt (and he treats her with condescension), it's a wonder they ever married, let alone would stay together.

As with a lot of literary fiction, there isn't much of plot in this tale. Actually, one of the major themes of this book is the faltering state of literary fiction (and reading in general). Then again, the book seems to mock the literary world as one of dim-witted publishers and writers who are self-absorbed snobs. Few of the characters are realistic, making the book seem more unreal, and not always in a good way.

Maybe that is the grand joke of the novel: it is a parody of itself. If that's the case, maybe the book deserves five stars. If not, maybe it deserves only one. I split the difference. This is a book of occasional brilliance, occasional tediousness and occasional moments of smugness. It's not bad, but I won't be rushing to read any more Jacobson in the near future.
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Lust for ones mother-in-law is not sufficient reason to write a book about it. 3 septembre 2012
Par Tanstaafl - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié Commentaire client Vine pour produit gratuit ( De quoi s'agit-il? )
Jacobson should have just taken a cold shower and moved on to something else for a storyline.

Our protagonist, Guy Ableman is supposedly a novelist. His wife, Vanessa, is supposedly a wannabee novelist. His mother-in-law, Poppy, is the object of Guy's desire. His supposed publisher is recently dead (probably due to Guy, no readers, no other writers, all of the above).

This is the cover story: Guy wants to go to bed with Poppy. There's also something he and some others have about monkeys. I don't think it is in the same thing as Guy has about Poppy. Given the characters, I wouldn't bet the farm on that conclusion.

This is the real story. Jacobson is writing a non-story as an expose about the state of publishing that he thinks has rewarded other non-stories and he rants about there being more writers than readers and he doesn't like it and he's going to show the publishing world a thing or two by writing a non-story himself.

There are many things wrong about that. The worst is that he is wanting to get paid by readers for this "effort" while wasting their time rather than showing that he can actually write something better than that which he's pointing his finger at.

But, back to Guy and the pretend story.

About page two it became obvious that the book contained no depth whatsoever. About page twenty-two, I figured it was written for eighteen year old guys with fond memories of the fantasies they had (and still have) about their junior high teachers. The rest of the book had nothing else going for it.

Part way through the book, I performed an experiment. Instead of reading to the bottom of the page and turning to the next, I would stop reading at the end of the last full paragraph on the page. Then, I would turn two to four pages ahead and start at the first full paragraph and continue reading. I would then go back to read the skipped pages.

The second experiment was to read the complete paragraphs on the right hand page and then skip four to eight pages. Going back and reading the left hand pages told me about what I had missed.

The results of my experiments? It was apparent that nothing important had happened on the pages I had skipped. Continuing with the page skipping would allow me to finish this much quicker. I did, however, labor on while hoping to find meaning in the same words that others have used to create entertaining stories. Silly me.

Jacobson's juvenile use of bad language and sexual obsession had to be for shock value since it didn't add anything to the book and merely showed a little effort to create a storyline. It reads as if this was dashed off in a week or so to meet a forgotten deadline.

The part of the book I liked best was when I reached a page that was blank and I realized it was over. Only the existence of a few funny lines kept this from being a one star review. I didn't "Hate" the book (Amazon's description of a one star rating), but I did "Dislike" the book and, also per Amazon, that's two stars.

If you have something else to read, do so. If not, go shopping on another page.
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