[MOBI] ↠ Where the Serpent Lives | By ✓ Ruth Padel #2020

  • Title: Where the Serpent Lives
  • Author: Ruth Padel
  • ISBN: 9781408702024
  • Page: 219
  • Format: Paperback

  • Where the Serpent Lives By Ruth Padel There was a time when it seemed as if the whole world was in love with Rosamund Then she married Tyler and lost herself A dramatic and unexpected return to India seems to offer her a chance for renewal, but can her family survive the changes she must make to save herself
    Ruth Padel
    Ruth is a British poet and writer Her most recent book The Mara Crossing is a mixed genre meditation on migration, prose and poetry She has published eight poetry collections, a novel, and eight books of non fiction, including three on reading poetry She also presents Radio 4 s Poetry Workshop, visiting poetry groups across the UK to discuss their poems.Her awards include First Prize in the UK National Poetry Competition, a Cholmondeley Award from The Society of Authors, an Arts Council of England Writers Award and a British Council Darwin Now Research Award for her novel Where the Serpent Lives.Ruth lives in London and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Member of the Bombay Natural History Society, an Ambassador for New Networks for Nature, a Patron of 21st Century Tiger and a Council Member of the Zoological Society of London.

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    Rebecca Foster
    For a novel by a nature loving poet, Where the Serpent Lives struck me as surprisingly plot driven There are domestic English dramas a husband s adultery, a son s drug use and descent into chavvy habits along with rather obvious romantic entanglements and a sly buildup to the events of 7 7 I preferred the wild setting of the subplot herpetologists in India Several of the most enjoyable themes from Padel s poetry at least in the two collections I ve read, The Soho Leopard and Darwin A Life in Po [...]

    David Hebblethwaite
    Where the Serpent Lives is the first novel by the poet Ruth Padel I didn t know much about Padel prior to reading the book, but the author biography mentioned that she d been acclaimed for her nature writing and, straight away, it was easy to see why I found the first scene, which describes an encounter with a king cobra in the jungles of India, to be wonderfully intense, making poetry out of the precise language of science Sadly, the novel never quite reached that level of intensity again.Padel [...]

    A wildlife novel.This was an unusual novel, melding family relationships with vivid descriptions of wildlife and a heartfelt plea for conservation.Had I known beforehand that the author was a poet I would have avoided the book, expecting lengthy descriptive prose, but I found myself totally absorbed in the wildlife passages This was especially true where tension also played a part such as where we watch king cobras larger than a man, fight territorial battles and then slither towards the watchin [...]

    Katrina Tan
    Engaging and interesting, but falls so easily into sentimentality.

    Sasha Martinez
    Could ve been, if not great, then good enough, a respectable first venture into fiction But it s an ambitious novel that fails There s no doubt where Padel s talents lie Padel who happens to be the great great granddaughter of Charles Darwin turns her narrative eye to nature, assigns her lyricism to the plights of the jungles of India and the odd badger in England So much vividness in her exploration of ecological issues, the characterization of animals here and there.However, I couldn t help bu [...]

    Well that was depressing.There is a lot of very graphic scenes in this book about the state of endangered species in India and the corruption of the law and guards protecting them as well as the plight of wild animals living in urban spaces, and a brief mention of endangered animal black market imports to china, I won t go into detail as It was very upsetting to read, especially the badger hunting scene, and made me angry that money is important than preserving a species and that animals always [...]

    Rather disappointing coming after Tigers in Red Weather , which was an excellent non fiction account of her travels in Asia researching the status of wild tigers Being the author s first work of fiction, it shows in the often inappropriate similes and descriptions she uses for her characters behavior and thoughts I expected much of the story to be in India given the title and the author s background as a Nature Science writer, but we only get mere glimpses and no than a couple dozen pages of t [...]

    Bronwyn Hegarty
    This is an intriguing book seemingly about snakes in the jungle it is also about human snakes, in particular a philandering husband and his wife who suffers his infidelities for the opulent lifestyle he provides.Richard the snake man studies serpents in India in particular the cobra The story switches between India and London and two families It was a really interesting and a very sad book.

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