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The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea: Poems By Mark Haddon The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea Poems From the phenomenally bestselling author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time comes Mark Haddon s first collection of poems That Mark Haddon s first book after The Curious Incident of
  • Title: The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea: Poems
  • Author: Mark Haddon
  • ISBN: 9780307275691
  • Page: 483
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea: Poems By Mark Haddon From the phenomenally bestselling author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time comes Mark Haddon s first collection of poems That Mark Haddon s first book after The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time is a book of poetry may surprise his many fans that it is also one of such virtuosity and range will not The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and thFrom the phenomenally bestselling author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time comes Mark Haddon s first collection of poems That Mark Haddon s first book after The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time is a book of poetry may surprise his many fans that it is also one of such virtuosity and range will not The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea reveals a poet of great versatility and formal talent All the gifts so admired in Haddon s prose are in strong evidence here the humanity, the dark humour, and the uncanny ventriloquism but Haddon is also a writer of considerable seriousness, lyric power, and surreal invention This book will consolidate his reputation as one of the most imaginative writers in contemporary literature.
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    1. Mark Haddon

      Mark Haddon is a British novelist and poet, best known for his 2003 novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time He was educated at Uppingham School and Merton College, Oxford, where he studied English.In 2003, Haddon won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and in 2004, the Commonwealth Writers Prize Overall Best First Book for his novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time, a book which is written from the perspective of a boy with Aspergers syndrome Haddon s knowledge of Aspergers syndrome, a type of autism, comes from his work with autistic people as a young man In an interview at Powells, Haddon claimed that this was the first book that he wrote intentionally for an adult audience he was surprised when his publisher suggested marketing it to both adult and child audiences His second adult novel, A Spot of Bother, was published in September 2006.Mark Haddon is also known for his series of Agent Z books, one of which, Agent Z and the Penguin from Mars, was made into a 1996 Children s BBC sitcom He also wrote the screenplay for the BBC television adaptation of Raymond Briggs s story Fungus the Bogeyman, screened on BBC1 in 2004 He also wrote the 2007 BBC television drama Coming Down the Mountain.Haddon is a vegetarian, and enjoys vegetarian cookery He describes himself as a hard line atheist In an interview with The Observer, Haddon said I am atheist in a very religious mould His atheism might be inferred from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time in which the main character declares that those who believe in God are stupid.Mark Haddon lives in Oxford with his wife Dr Sos Eltis, a Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford, and their two young sons.

    479 thoughts on “The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea: Poems”

    1. I sometimes wonder if my opinion of this book has devalued my integrity as a literary critic I loved it, and so few other poetry lovers seem to Perhaps in the same way some people are moved to tears by a Rothko painting while others see nothing but a big red blotch, readers of this book will find their hearts profoundly stirred only if they want them to be Haddon s poetry captivated me because for the most part, I felt without thinking It asks you to trust it I found trusting it a very enjoyable [...]


    2. 0 Fine Author, Worse WorkMark Haddon is a fine author There is no question that he is a master of prose and deserves all the attention The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time received That said, I don t have a high view of some parts of this book In some sense you can t keep a good author down, and even in their worse works they will shine in some places anyway There are a few niggling concerns I have with his poetry that I want to give, then I want to say what I liked about it.To his [...]



    3. I love this book The poems are so vivid and imaginative and so varied from the surreal to the quietly insightful, from the funny to the moving I ve read the book twice and may read it again.




    4. In truth, the dwarf worked in a betting shop and wore an orthopaedic shoe The ugly sisters were neither sisters, nor, indeed, women, nor were they remotely interested in the prince The Facts Haddon s subject matter is wide ranging and, characteristically, quirky He deconstructs the everyday, thereby raising interesting questions for the reader Such as in The Penguin, which is about a trip to Cotswold Wildlife Park, where he muses, A whole world and every part of it a short walk from the tea room [...]


    5. A collection of poems written by Mark Haddon, the celebrated author of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHTTIME, ranging from short paragraphs to a multi section story and covering a wide range of topics from books to the death of a loved one.Most noticeably Haddon uses a TON of language and symbolism Some of it is very light like terms using the word dog and onomatopoeia for barking noises Other times it is rich with classical allusions and obscure references Thus it can provide great t [...]


    6. I read this book for 15 of 26bookswithbringingupburns a book of poems.I have basically never read poetry for fun before Especially not a whole book by one author Anyway, I picked this because I enjoyed Mark Haddon s novels The Curious Incident and A Spot of Bother From that I could deduce what his poetry might be like, and I was right bloody random It was quite surreal and many pieces on first reading seemed to make little to no sense, but after re reading you can sortof see what he is alluding [...]


    7. Vecchio, nuovo, preso in prestito, bluIl giorno in cui ci siamo incontrati Questa busta inaspettata La mia maglietta del San Francisco Mime Troupe che indossavi per gingillarti nell appartamento, le cui maniche tagliate si abbinavano Ai tuoi occhi Quella notte senza sonno Questa notte senza sonno La faccia che indosser per stringerti la mano e augurarti il meglio Il modo in cui mi sentir quando lo faccio Paper Moon La nostra canzone Jesu,Joy of Man s Desiring Il mio Ella Live at Montreux che spe [...]


    8. I read Mark Haddon s collection of poetry shortly after I read and thoroughly enjoyed his most famous novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime That said, I didn t enjoy his poetical work nearly as much I couldn t find any rhyme or reason or connecting theme between the selected works, and couldn t find any idea of rhythm or intention within individual poems themselves It seems to be a lot of imagery and little idea With the exception of the poems Cabin Doors to Automatic and Lullab [...]


    9. This is Mark Haddon s new book of poems I did not like it.There is one poem that I felt lukewarm feelings for Read it below.Overall Grade 1 out of 5 stars.DaysLeuconoe, stop examining yourBabylonian horoscopesand wondering what kind of deaththe gods have got in mind for us.We ll never know Accept it.This winter pummeling the ocean on the pumice rocks of Tuscanymay be our last.Or not Be sensible and pour the wine.This life s too short for longingand the clock spins as we speak.Days come and go Ho [...]


    10. OK, so it gets better from around page 30 Maybe I need to re read the first 30 pages now that I get him a little Having not read Buchan I missed most of the allusions in that particular piece, however I think one poem from within it stands alone quite beautifully anyway Chapter 10 AuraSo small a thingthat little room of sleep,yet it was sealed to him.He walked the empty street.Hot breath of baking.Garbage in the gutters.A bicycle The derelicttorches of the stars.


    11. I m not a poetry expert Quite the opposite, actually Most often, I stick to my world of novels and don t branch out much but on a whim I chose this book mostly because of it s cover, actually I m a horribly firm believer in covers It was intensely enjoyable for me and, though I m not convinced on his ability to form a complete poem, there were moments, beautiful, expansive, intimate moments that inspired me greatly For this I would read it again and try to climb into it a bit .


    12. Apparently I m in the minority here, but I really, really liked this, especially his translations of Horace Short Fuse and Rescued are remarkably good I d like to see him try Catullus I ll admit that sometimes he gets a little too clever, and sure, he relies heavily on allusions, but those are not in and of themselves bad things When they work, they really work, and I think many of these poems work very well indeed.


    13. Like the first day of a new school full of words you know but inside jokes you don t understand Your contribution is politely considered and then discarded But it grows and you persevere, and soon you have fleeting glimpses of friendship and belonging I don t get poetry, but I am determined to be its friend.


    14. Disappointing because it came across to me as poetry that was written as project pieces or at the suggestion of someone else as children or teenagers are made to write poems on subjects others give them rather than from the heart of the poet Skillful and clever but just not something which I found myself connecting to in any way.


    15. I liked Mark Haddon s Curious Incident novel But I read his poems before I read this I enjoyed the novel I must say but the poems are very well written nevertheless And I did enjoy reading them, though some of the subject matter of the poems seem a bit obscure Still, he s a very good poet and this is worth checking out if you re into poetry.


    16. A book of poetry with a definite twist to it The poems all flow beautifully, but you really have to read carefully and think hard to determine the meaning of some of them Some of them are very dark, and I like the others better.


    17. Meh It was nothing spectacular Maybe I m reading it wrong Maybe you are supposed to enjoy poetry in small bites, meant to be savoured slowly over time I have enjoyed poetry in the past where the words elicit a deep, almost painful response This collection didn t do it for me.






    18. I couldn t follow the logic of the book s organization And most of the poems fell flat for me Haddon is definitely a better novelist


    19. this book was ok poetry was kind of silly and light nothing really that exciting they remind me of blue glass pretty to look at but kind of see through.


    20. I m fond of This Poem is Certificate 18 and enjoyed Nuns and Christmas Night, 1930 Some real nice imagery in those, but quite a lot of this shit left me cold


    21. i think i like mark haddon the novelist than mark haddon the poet, but maybe that s just me the book is entertaining, though.



    22. Great author, but aside from a few gems in this collection, his poetry is ratherr lack of a better word bland and forgettable Shame, I generally really like his work.


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