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by Dorothy Porter

eBook Monkey's Mask, the epub
  • ISBN: 0330362429
  • Author: Dorothy Porter
  • Genre: No category
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Picador; Reprint edition (2000)
  • ePUB size: 1974 kb
  • FB2 size 1320 kb
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Dorothy Porter's The Monkey's Mask is stunning: a novel written entirely in poetry that is almost impossible to put down. Even if you usually run a mile at the sight of poetry, you're likely to find this book irresistable.

Dorothy Porter's The Monkey's Mask is stunning: a novel written entirely in poetry that is almost impossible to put down. Dorothy's heroine is a lesbian private detective, who uncovers as much about herself as the mystery as the novel progresses. Set in Sydney and the Blue Mountains, The Monkey's Mask is rich with Australian idioms and imagery. It's also, very simply, a great mystery tale and a great read.

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Porter's awards include The Age Book of the Year for poetry, the National Book Council Award for The Monkey's Mask and the FAW Christopher Brennan Award for poetry

For other people named Dorothy Porter, see Dorothy Porter (disambiguation). Dorothy Featherstone Porter (1954-03-26)26 March 1954 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Porter's awards include The Age Book of the Year for poetry, the National Book Council Award for The Monkey's Mask and the FAW Christopher Brennan Award for poetry. Two of her verse novels were shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award: What a Piece of Work in 2000 and Wild Surmise in 2003. In 2000, the film The Monkey's Mask was made from her verse novel of the same name.

Monkey's Mask, the. by Dorothy Porter.

The Monkey's Mask is an international co-production 2000 thriller film directed by Samantha Lang. Porter plays a lesbian private detective who falls in love with a suspect (McGillis) in the disappearance of a young woman. The film is based on the verse novel of the same name by Australian poet Dorothy Porter. A young woman called Mickey (Abbie Cornish) reads a poem to an audience at a bar. When she leaves, she gets into an unseen person's car.

Dorothy Porter's cycle of poems tells a quintessential noir tale, that of PI Jill Fitzpatrick and her headlong fall into a. .Whether The Monkey's Mask does that is largely irrelevant; as crime novels go, it's none the less transcendent. Serpent's Tail, pounds . 9.

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Dorothy passed away in December 2008 at the age of 54. "The Monkey's Mask" is a totally unique experience. item 1 The Monkey's Mask by Dorothy Porter Paperback Book Free Shipping!

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Dorothy Porter, who has died aged 54 of breast cancer, once said that far too much Australian poetry is "a dramatic cure for .

Dorothy Porter, who has died aged 54 of breast cancer, once said that far too much Australian poetry is "a dramatic cure for insomnia". Porter's flamboyant work was never guilty of that, indeed her fellow poet and countryman David Malouf said that Porter's vitality and grasp of life was everywhere visible: "I think you see that in the way she made her poetry work, in very spare tight verse. she had enormous energy. In a recent interview she said: "The Monkey's Mask - the book for which I couldn't even find a publisher - suddenly becomes a film, a play, and the BBC has just done a radio dramatisation of it in London.

The Monkey's Mask is a totally unique experience. Dorothy Porter's internationally bestselling verse novel holds you in its grip from the first verse paragraph to the final haunting pages. It's a crime thriller. It's where high art meets low life, passion meets betrayal, and poetry faces profanity on the streets of a harsh modern city. The Monkey's Mask won the Age Book of the Year for Poetry in 1994, the National Book Council Award for Poetry and the Braille Book of the Year. It has been adapted for stage and radio and adapted for film.

Comments: (7)
TheMoonix
First, a few admissions. I heard about The Monkey's Mask by Dorothy Porter soon after I joined Sisters in Crime. That could be some twelve years ago. I was fascinated at the time. A crime story told in prose and by all accounts, masterfully achieved. I was impressed by the author's talent, for certainly it would take an extraordinary talent to pull this off, but it had been many years since I'd read a book of poetry and so I thought this book 'was not my thing'.
Hmm, embarrassing because when a fellow crime buff recently mentioned The Monkey's Mask, I immediately bought the kindle version...and found I loved it. This is a cross-genre book. It meshes erotic lesbian love and sex with a crime thriller and is narrated entirely in prose. I couldn't put it down. It's so different. It's written with tight language. It's quite fragmented in style. I will re-read it soon to absorb and appreciate the author's craft further.
The premise of the story involves a female PI, Jill, who is investigating the disappearance of a young woman, Mickey. In the course of her inquiries, Jill meets Diana and subsequently has a torrid and tormented affair with the married woman. Meanwhile, Mickey's body is discovered and the thriller takes a darker dive. I don't like spoilers, so won't tell you more. Apart from, this book is great for readers who want something out of the box and writers who think it's all been said and done before.
JoldGold
Beautifully imagined and breathtakingly original. Highly recommended
Mr.jeka
Dorothy Porter's The Monkey's Mask is stunning: a novel written entirely in poetry that is almost impossible to put down. Even if you usually run a mile at the sight of poetry, you're likely to find this book irresistable. Dorothy's heroine is a lesbian private detective, who uncovers as much about herself as the mystery as the novel progresses. Set in Sydney and the Blue Mountains, The Monkey's Mask is rich with Australian idioms and imagery. It's also, very simply, a great mystery tale and a great read.
Ielonere
What a great idea, and so cleverly crafted. Poetry as noir crime! I enjoyed this immensely, both as verse and a crime story. Trigger warning, much gay sex, which is erotic but amusing, and which will not qualify for the bad sex award.
LivingCross
I bought this book after watching a book revue of it on Jennefer Burn's Tuesday Book Club. This book definitely did not do it for me as a matter of fact it was not at all as described. Utterly boring not worth buying.
Vetitc
Clever and beautifully written verse. Cutting descriptions and insights economically written and precisely delivered.A poetic take on the noir novel.
Gindian
I don't know enough about poetry to tell of this is good or bad.

A lesbian "detective" story in poetry. Supposedly erotic (I didn't think so).

Has had great reviews but left me cold. It was obvious almost straight away "whodunit".

Most of the short poems that comprise the story can stand alone. I suppose that means the structure is good?
Jill Fitzpatrick is a private investigator hired to find a missing student. When the girl is found murdered, Jill promises the girl's parents that she'll find who did it. The girl's former poetry professor, Diana, weaves an intoxicating spell of seduction that overwhelms Jill. Is Diana just a simple, thoroughly enjoyable distraction to Jill's mission, or is there something darker hiding behind the woman? After another professor is killed, Jill finds that she herself might be next. Porter's saucy thriller, told through a series of poems, electrifies the senses and rockets the reader to its shocking end. Not only is it a spectacular mystery, but it's also a taut, dazzling story of obsessive, flooding desire.
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