✯ Wish Her Safe at Home Books ✴ Author Stephen Benatar – Instaposter.us

Wish Her Safe at Home Rachel Waring Is Deliriously Happy Out Of Nowhere, A Great Aunt Leaves Her A Georgian Mansion In Another City And She Sheds Her Old Life Without Delay Gone Is Her Dull Administrative Job, Her Mousy Wardrobe, Her Downer Of A Roommate She Will Live As A Woman Of Leisure, Devoted To Beauty, Creativity, Expression, And Love Once Installed In Her New Quarters, Rachel Plants A Garden, Takes Up Writing, And Impresses Everyone She Meets With Her Extraordinary Optimism But As Rachel Sings And Jokes The Days Away, Her New Neighbors Begin To Wonder If She Might Be Taking Her Transformation Just A Bit Too Far.In Wish Her Safe At Home, Stephen Benatar Finds Humor And Horror In The Shifting Region Between Elation And Mania His Heroine Could Be The Next Door Neighbor Of The Beales Of Grey Gardens Or A Sister To Jane Gardam S Oddball Protagonists, But She Has An Ebullient Charm All Her Own.

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✯ Wish Her Safe at Home  Books ✴ Author Stephen Benatar – Instaposter.us
  • Paperback
  • 263 pages
  • Wish Her Safe at Home
  • Stephen Benatar
  • English
  • 18 June 2018
  • 159017335X

10 thoughts on “Wish Her Safe at Home

  1. says:

    This novel is crazy, fabulous, haunting, embarassing, disturbing, to rattle off a few descriptions and I wasn t really expecting it I knew Benatar briefly in the mid 80s when he lived in my home town for a while and I ve read another of his novels The Man on the Bridge which was pretty good but this was from leftfield It is about Rachel Waring a spinster in her late 40s possibly early 50s, who shares a flat with a friend and has a mundane job She inherits an old Georgian house in Bristol This novel is crazy, fabulous, haunting, embarassing, disturbing, to rattle off a few descriptions and I wasn t really expecting it I knew Benatar briefly in the mid 80s when he lived in my home town for a while and I ve read another of his novels The Man on the Bridge which was pretty good but this was from leftfield It is about Rachel Waring a spinster in her late 40s possibly early 50s, who shares a flat with a friend and has a...

  2. says:

    1 UH JESUS WHAT JUST THE FUCK 2 I didn t pay much attention to the cover when I bought this book I didn t read the back of it I got it at a used store, on a complete whim with a pile of other books, knowing that generally, I ve loved things that NYRB puts out, and so I was actuallythan halfway through this book when I realized that my assumption that it was written by a woman was incorrect Damn son 3 The slow, subtle development of this character is just jaw droppingly masterf 1 UH JESUS WHAT JUST THE FUCK 2 I didn t pay much attention to the cover when I bought this book I didn t read the back of it I got it at a used store, on a complete whim with a pile of other books, knowing that generally, I ve loved things that NYRB puts out, and s...

  3. says:

    I ve come to the wrong place, haven t I This isn t a publishing office No, dear You make it sound like a hospital Now, why in the name of holy shit have I been brought to a hospital Well, because Rachel Waring is crazy And kind of delightfully crazy She s led an unlived life To her, vapid show tunes are real or at least profound So her conversation is sprinkled with rhymed couplets or, increasingly, double entendre After her great aunt leaves her an old house in her will, Rachel mI ve come to the wrong place, haven t I This isn t a publishing office No, dear You make it sound like a hospital Now, why in the name of holy shit have I been brought to a hospital Well, because Rachel Waring is crazy And kind of delightfully crazy She s led an unlived life To her, vapid show tunes are real or at least profound So her conversation is sprinkled with rhymed couplets or, increasingly, double entendre After her great aunt leaves her an old house in her will, Rachel moves in, and her shadow life becomes a delusional one Well, if imagining sex with...

  4. says:

    Deliciosa No puedo decir m s Una lectura que ha sido todo un descubrimiento Genial Una historia que consigue hacerte sonre r y bueno, que te hace ver al ser humano como es Egoista Loco

  5. says:

    Stephen Benatar s Wish Her Safe at Home is the most laugh out loud fun I ve had with a book in a long time Even if the laughs were accompanied by cringes even if the fun was the kind that you can get peeking out from between the fingers you re holding up in front of your eyes and even if I kept groaning and wincing as I compulsively turned the pages, the fact remains that I could hardly tear myself away from Benatar and his perilously deluded but always optimistic heroine, Rachel Waring Wish Stephen Benatar s Wish Her Safe at Home is the most laugh out loud fun I ve had with a book in a long time Even if the laughs were accompanied by cringes even if the fun was the kind that you can g...

  6. says:

    This was a disturbing novel for me because it made me think about how close any of us are to taking those steps to the door of madness and how easy that walk might be Add that to the fact that I ve known people who didn t seem to be that far away from Rachel Waring, the main character and...

  7. says:

    Certainly a book not for the weak This is a brilliant story that does involve insanity Delusions run wild, just as the narrator voices exactly what we were thinking as well But slip and slide we shall, and down to great depths of disrepair Charming ...

  8. says:

    Wish Her Safe at Home is fiendishly clever and rather unsettling I m not sure I ve ever read anything quite like it Benatar s novel recounts the inward trajectory of a brittle mind, spinning itself story upon story as a shield against the unpitying realities of lovelessness, ageing, mediocrity, missed chances, and the slow suffocation of hope That sounds like a miserable read, but in fact WHSAH is often wickedly funny Its fabulously batty, tragicomic lead character, forty something spinster Wish Her Safe at Home is fiendishly clever and rather unsettling I m not sure I ve ever read anything quite like it Benatar s novel recounts the inward trajectory of a brittle mind, spinning itself story upon story as a shield against the unpitying realities of lovelessness, ageing, mediocrity, missed chances, and the slow suffocation of hope That sounds like a miserable read, but in fact WHSAH is often wickedly funny Its fabulously batty, tragicomic lead character, forty something spinster Rachel Waring, wards off her demons through a mixture of escapism, manic gaiety, and heroic self delusion Although she is coherent as a character, her extreme and increasing dissonance from reality is enough to make her behavior radically unpredictable, which makes for a very entertaining ride.Around this remarkable central figure, Benatar assembles a pared down ensemble of sharply sketched ...

  9. says:

    I was sitting around, happily reading, trying to understand what s going on with this crazy and sad book as it displays a woman slowly and then swiftly drifting into madness and I happened upon this lovely bitMy Rachel, my darling, my all You have fresh flowers in your cunt Don t you think every woman would love to hear this at least once in their lifetime Amazingly creative Recommended to people who love quirkiness, insanity and have patience It doesn t quite grab you at first, but th I was sitting around, happily readi...

  10. says:

    The genius of this book is twofold First in the sustaining of a terrifically singular inner monologue complete with snippets of song and appearance of characters real or fictitious, and secondly the carefully laid trap of a seemingly linear disintegration or degeneration of the ment...

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