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In his heyday during the 1960s and early 1970s B S Johnson was one of the best known novelists in Britain A passionate advocate for the avant. The whole time I read this I heard in the background the Fine Young Cannibals song Don t Look Back Baby baby don t look backIt won t do no goodBecause it won t And it doesn t The whole book is presented as the narrator s meandering thoughts as he weaves a blasted trail down memory lane poking examining putting under the microscope the daily minutia of his past lives The earliest scenes he relives are from his early 20s fresh out of university There was enough here to keep me interested but then the lanes shift and we re back to WWII and the narrator is reliving his childhood I relive my childhood on a daily basis looking for a calm place But I don t think anyone else would find it interesting to read about And that was when Trawl first stopped working I felt pity for him because of his plight but it it was boring as hell to read There was never enough to make me care like a lot There was pity but that was about it Then I wanted the kid to shut the hell up Then we relive the narrator s sorted college days some Those were a little engaging and at times I found myself drawn to what was happeningAll of this is happening as the narrator takes a two or three week pleasure cruise aboard the titular trawler the gag being apparently that as the trawler trawled for fish the narrator trawled his thoughts for all his past wrongs It goes on and on or less the same at times engaging at times whatever And then it ends peculiarly for a Johnson novel It did one thing It made me realize looking back really doesn t do any good Looking forward doesn t either All that s left is now And that s pretty fucking scary

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Trawl AUTHOR B.S. Johnson

Garde in both literature and film he became famous for his forthright views on the future of the novel and for his uniue ways of putting them. Favorite uote I have come through Look we have come throughFrom my 1001 Books to Read Before You Die Edited by Peter Boxall reading list

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Into practice Reissued as standalone books for the first time in many years these are B S Johnson's most famous and critically acclaimed novel. This book by B S Johnson written in 1966 is a book about a man who has decided to take a trip on a fishing boat He is not a seasoned fisherman In fact he is sick sick a lot We the reader get to hear of his memories of his past He spews these out just like he spews everything in his gut It is a mess out of order without necessarily making sense and the author tells us that maybe he is wrong in his memories The narrator is essentially alone and isolated He does not fit in with the crew and being sick keeps him from making any connectionsThis author was experimental in his approach and therefore he did contribute to the development of the novel Rating 383


10 thoughts on “Trawl AUTHOR B.S. Johnson

  1. says:

    The narrator is a passenger – a so called pleasuretripper – on the trawler and the severe case of seasickness – notorious mal de mer – afflicted him to the state of physical incapabilityWhile they are hauling the ship wallows and the mo

  2. says:

    Of the four books I've so far read by Johnson although all have been really good I found this one to be the best Its pretty basic in terms of plot but that's one of the great things about it there's no figuring out what this means or who that person is its just a guy and his recollections which I found to be a breath of fresh air and a bit d

  3. says:

    The whole time I read this I heard in the background the Fine Young Cannibals' song Don't Look Back Baby baby d

  4. says:

    Favorite uote I have come through Look we have come throughFrom my “1001 Books to Read Before You Die” Edited by Peter Boxall reading list

  5. says:

    In his third novel the experimental novelist a term he came to dislike pursues relentlessly his mission to write truth rather than fiction Largely a roman à clef then it differs in the starkness with which the author lays bare his own thought processes There is no attempt at all to show himself in a good light a point he acknowledges just once in the book The narrator comes across for instance as pretty mis

  6. says:

    Johnson has a way of getting into the head of his main characters and explaining why the past experiences impact on their behaviour Our hero d

  7. says:

    I 3 BS Johnson

  8. says:

    I enjoyed this detailed look at a 3 week trip on a trawler ship I liked the descriptions of the sea the crew the way life on board worked the technicalities of fishing and of course how our poor narrator was pretty much constantly seasickIn with the narrative about the current day trawl our narrator tells us the story of

  9. says:

    This book by B S Johnson written in 1966 is a book about a man who has decided to take a trip on a fishing boat He is not a seasoned fisherman In fact he is sick sick a lot We the reader get to hear of his memories of his past He spews these out just like he spews everything in his gut It is a mess out of order without necessarily making sense and the author tells us that maybe he is wrong in his memories The n

  10. says:

    I pity the narrator perhaps given Johnson's dedication to authorial authenticity to be euated with the author than I would readily do this is a thoroughly sorry account of seasickness that sounds like utter misery for three whole weeks while he also trawls through his past as a way of exorcising the pain of isolation abandonment as an evacuee