A love as shy and impossible as that in Ishiguro's 'Remains of the day', but the main characters are definitely livelier and less willing to adhere to the moral standards of the day.
Oscar and Lucinda are thrown together in scandal. A shared love of gambling has placed them outside society. They wish to redeem themselves by building a glass church in the Australian outback.
Will the church get built? Will they finally confess their love? Will all be well that ends well? Let me just say: nothing is as it seems......Continua
This must be my third read of Oscar and Lucinda: I don't think I'll ever get tired of it, and it has to beone of my all-time favourite reads, along with A Prayer for Owen Meany. The characters are wonderful, the atmosphere delightful, the story fantastic. Read it (but not my well-worn copy, unless you promise to give it back afterwards...)....Continua
This is an engrossing, rollicking tale peopled with unforgettable characters, from sensitive Oscar and feisty Lucinda to a range of unique villains and oddballs.
It's a gift from Susu in Grade 13...
I missed my train stop several times because of this book.