A Life Apart
The hazards faced by Fleetwood trawlermen during a typical trip to Icelandic fishing grounds, and the problems faced by their families ashore. Michael Grigsby 's television films were frequently described as 'cinematic'. Appropriately enough, many of these actually enjoyed a separate life on the big screen. Prints of A Life Apart continued to be distributed for non-theatrical screenings for some years after its original transmission.
Without commercial breaks and on a larger screen, the film is likely to have had at least as great an impact on its viewers.
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Given its subject, it is not too fanciful to compare the film with an icon of documentary cinema, John Grierson 's Drifters Grigsby has admitted that the earlier film may have been a subliminal influence. His rejection of voice-over in favour of occasional intertitles suggests a debt to silent cinema and, like Grierson , Grigsby is very attentive to the visual and metaphorical power of the raging sea. Yet the contrasts are as instructive as the similarities.
Drifting and trawling are quite different forms of net-fishing, and Grierson was filming off the East Coast, Grigsby off the West. Book Reviews. Expat Bookclub. A collection of the best contributions and reports from the Telegraph focussing on the key events, decisions and moments in Churchill's life. This book tells the story of the men and women of Fighter Command who worked tirelessly in air bases scattered throughout Britain to thwart the Nazis.
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Related Articles. It's strictly couched in an optimistic fantasy world where many side characters turn out conveniently gay and bisexual and most others do not have a problem Kind of an odd duck of a book. It's strictly couched in an optimistic fantasy world where many side characters turn out conveniently gay and bisexual and most others do not have a problem with the idea of homosexuality.
Feb 12, Nova rated it really liked it Shelves: historical , mm , military-soldiers. A Life Apart is more than a simple romance between two young men. So why only 3. Because at first it took me a while to get into the book. But this is just my personal opinion. Feb 26, Tj rated it it was amazing Shelves: read I'm not much of a historical reader but the author does such an amazing job of tell and describing the time and setting it even made me like the book.
The most trouble I had reading it actually related to it being an English book.
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I'm not very familiar with English things so when giving detailed descriptions of cricket which really went with the character I was a bit lost. I did enjoy learning some British history along with reading a fun book:. Mar 25, Gerry Burnie rated it it was amazing Shelves: british , coming-out , fiction , gay-history , history , homosexual-content , male-adventure , military-history , young-adult-gblt.
Gerry B's Book Reviews 5. A Life Apar, t, by Roger Kean [CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, January 11, ] can be categorized by several genres: historical fiction, historical, gay romance, and even young adult. It is also a refreshingly different story set in an exotic and somewhat uncommon setting. The story opens on Edward and Richard Rainbow, purportedly twin brothers, and also students at the prestigious Benthenham College in England.
Skipping forward, Richard has received his commission to the army, and England has become caught up in Egyptian affairs to protect its financial interests and the Suez Canal. After considerable bloodshed, the English decide to withdraw from the southern regions, including the Sudan, and Major-General Sir Charles Gordon is sent to oversee the evacuation of Khartoum. In the process, however, he becomes isolated and trapped by the Arab and Mahdist forces.
A relief expedition led by Sir Garnet Wolseley is sent to rescue him, but due to several delays they arrive too late to save Gordon. At the same time, however, it is the perfect opportunity for fate to reunite Richard and Edward, and Kean takes full advantage of it. The writing is superb, the plot is refreshing, the description is vivid, and the history is bang-on. Five bees. Mar 05, Jerry rated it really liked it Shelves: gay-teenage , gay-working-class , historical , may-december , military , multiple-partners , violence , young-love , coming-out.
Most people think this is about real brothers, but not so. Very British upper class style "public school, military" historical novel. Amazing detail of all locations, historical mores and more. Many scenes feel like you are there in the midst of the action. Some of the military scenes were kind of boring to me and slowed down my reading somewhat.
A Life Apart by Neel Mukherjee
The end is not really an end but seems to lead into a sequel? If you love historicals or want to find out what Egypt and Sudan were like at t 4. If you love historicals or want to find out what Egypt and Sudan were like at the end of the 19th century, this is a great book. View all 3 comments. Feb 21, Helle rated it it was amazing Shelves: m-m , crime , cultural , favorites , glbt , historical , military , mystery , murder , non-con.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. A great story about two brothers, their struggle to overcome lies and war. Their development, strength, loss and always hoping to find each other again. This was an emotional story, with the hope of the brothers would find each other again and find out what the person said was a lie and deception that the person did not love any of them and only were out of power and money. This is the first book by Roger I have read and I am fan of him now and want to read all his other books Mar 19, Summer Michaels rated it it was amazing Shelves: read-in , cp , roger-kean , m-m , m-m-historical.
Roger Kean writes like the rest of us breathe Mar 22, Skaivri rated it liked it. And well the title really just speaks for itself. A life apart.
A Life Apart by Neel Mukherjee
I didn't get the feel of their deep love for each other because well the story really just centers on the two protagonists life 'apart' and the events happening around them while being apart - and that sort of dragged on for me. Jan 24, Preston rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorite-books , favorites. I read A life Apart with awe at its perfection as a sexy historical novel of the Mahdist Wars during the s. I wish there was a way to get the message out to readers that there is an author who writes intelligent, captivating books of the lives, loves, and riveting adventures of genuine gay men.
Anyone who is concerned whether or not this book contains twincest should look at this spoiler: view spoiler [The two lovers are not brothers nor are they related in any way. How is it that Roger Kean can put so much historical, geographical and societal detail into a book and still have every page be exciting?
It impacts the heart and the mind with intelligent situations which is what all gay romance fiction should do. What a magnificent treasure he has created. The heroic lovers are certainly two of most unique and memorable characters and this is the most remarkable book I have read since his novel of that sexy warrior Malco in the Second Punic War -- Thunderbolt:Torn Enemy of Rome.
It's just as riveting, fascinating, historically accurate and sexy as is A Life Apart. Nov 03, PaperMoon rated it really liked it. I've only just discovered Roger Kean and this is his first book I've read - and the reading takes me right back to those early reading adventures - except with the M-M elements thrown in. I have placed the rest of Mr Keen's books on my to-read list. Feb 05, Lee rated it liked it Recommends it for: History Buffs. I got so bogged down with all of the history - dates, places, names, wars, that I almost didn't finish this book.
Needless to say, this book leans heavy on the history, which can be a bit dry at times.
A Life Apart
I applaud the effort required to produce a historical novel and Mr. Kean did an outstanding job with the research for this book. At this point there are two additional books in the series, but I'll have to think long and hard if I want to continue with them. Three Stars. Jun 17, Jocheung rated it it was amazing Shelves: mystery-thriller-crime , mm.
This is one of the best books I have read. Once I started reading it, I just couldn't put it down until the end. Kean is both a good writer and a good storyteller. I would like to read his other books. Jul 27, Mel marked it as probably-not-for-me. I'm still intrigued by the premise of this book! I've found too many references for angst in the reviews, though, and I just know that will annoy me very much. Mar 26, Reed Michaels rated it did not like it Shelves: rejected. I read through the preview. Faux gentry, irrational behavior, soap-opera drama.
Spare me. Jan 13, Joey rated it liked it. I just could not get into the story. I liked the characters. I finally went and read the ending to see what happened. It's probably a phase that I am going through. Lexi rated it liked it Aug 21, Chris rated it liked it Mar 02, Ruth rated it really liked it Mar 02, Marla rated it really liked it Jul 18, Jocasta rated it it was amazing Feb 22, Readers also enjoyed. About Roger Kean.