The Touch [Pdf/E–book]


The Touch

Read The Touch ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF S Alexander desperately Elizabeth does not Elizabeth bears him two daughters the brilliant Nell so much like her father; and the beautiful haunting Anna who is to present her father with a torment out of which for once he cannot buy his way Thwarted in his desire for a son Alexander turns to Ruby's boy as a possible heir to his empire unaware that by keeping Lee with him he is courting disaster The stories of the lives of Alexander Elizabeth and Ruby are intermingled with those of a rich cast of characters and after many twists and turns come to a stunning and shocking climax Like The Thorn Birds Colleen McCullough's new novel is at once a love story and a family saga replete with tragedy pathos history and passion As few other novelists can she conveys a sense of place the desperate need of her characters men and women rootless in a strange land to create new beginnings. Something was missingsomething was thereThe constant calculation of Elizabeth s age throughout the entire 633 pages of this novel from her 16 years until her 40ties that she had children was what at the end made me not knowing whether I liked this novel or not Alexandre tunred out to be a better man at the end than what we experienced throughout the entire book

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Read The Touch ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Not since The Thorn Birds has Colleen McCullough written a novel of such broad appeal about a family and the Australian experience as The Touch At its center is Alexander Kinross remembered as a young man in his native Scotland only as a shiftless boilermaker's apprentice and a godless rebel But when years later he writes from Australia to summon his bride his Scottish relatives uickly realize that he has made a fortune in the gold fields and is now a man to be reckoned with Arriving in Sydney after a difficult voyage the sixteen year old Elizabeth Drummond meets her husband to be and discovers to her dismay that he frightens and repels her Offered no choice she marries him and is whisked at once across a wild uninhabited countryside to Alexander's own town named Kinross after himself In the crags above it lies the world's richest gold mine Isolated in Alexander's great. I am annoyed that I allowed myself to get sucked into reading this book The characterizations manage to be both simplistic and inconsistent both within themselves and compared with actual humans The plot is contrived melodramatic and not remotely credible The way the characters relate among one another is also absurd they constantly make speeches about How Much They ve Learned while acting simultaneously immature and world weary I finally dropped the book in disgust when I got to the part where a twelve month old not only speaks in complete sentences but makes insightful observations about the moods health and motivations of the adults around her Oh Please That s not a novel that s a fantasy comic book Do NOT waste your time

Colleen McCullough ñ 8 Read

Read The Touch ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF House with no company save Chinese servants Elizabeth finds that the intimacies of marriage do not prompt her husband to enlighten her about his past life or even his present one She has no idea that he still has a mistress the sensual tough outspoken Ruby Costevan whom Alexander has established in his town nor that he has also made Ruby a partner in his company rapidly expanding its interests far beyond gold Ruby has a son Lee whose father is the head of the beleaguered Chinese community; the boy becomes dear to Alexander who fosters his education as a gentleman Captured by the very different natures of Elizabeth and Ruby Alexander resolves to have both of them Why should he not He has the fabled Midas Touch a combination of curiosity boldness and intelligence that he applies to every situation and which fails him only when it comes to these two women Although Ruby love. McCullough has produced some very thoughtful work in the past Tim and An Indecent Obsession are novels that deal with difficult subject matter deftly and with insight but this novel doesn t work for me at all It is trite and just plain unbelievable for the most part The dialog is often so stilted that I was embarrassed by itThe story concerns Elizabeth who at age sixteen is sent from Scotland to Australia to marry a cousin twenty years her senior one who has made a fortune for himself in mining and engineering She takes an instant dislike to him which carries over to their sex life Her dislike of sex is so extreme that I wondered for a short time if McCullough was going to deal with the matter of lesbianism in the late 19th century That would have been interesting at least Instead Elizabeth spends ten years bearing two daughters learning how to spend money and making friends with her husband s business partner and long time lover Ruby all the while avoiding him Alex is a man of his place and time less than enlightened fixed in his ideas controlling He plans for his first daughter who is speaking unbelievably in complex sentences with subordinate clauses at age eleven months to marry Ruby s son by a Chinese prince when he Lee comes back from being educated in EnglandThe fact that Elizabeth and Lee will fall in love is telegraphed early and often and thus the story has to devolve into a parody of itself Which is really too bad I had hopes for this novel but I found myself speed reading to get it over with I have given it one star because McCullough does do her research as always and provides great period detail

  • Kindle Edition
  • 624
  • The Touch
  • Colleen McCullough
  • English
  • 28 July 2019
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    Colleen McCullough ñ 8 Read Free read ò eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ñ Colleen McCullough The Touch [Pdf/E–book] I am annoyed that I allowed myself to get sucked into reading this book The characterizations manage to be both

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    The Touch [Pdf/E–book] Free read The Touch The Touch was my first Colleen McCullough book and once I read it I wanted to read from her and I did However al

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    The Touch [Pdf/E–book] Colleen McCullough ñ 8 Read Free read ò eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ñ Colleen McCullough this is my third colleen mccullough book though the other two were vastly different from each other i thoroughly enjoyed both and i was very intrigued at which direction she would take in this one i LOVED the first half of the book i would give the first half 4 or 4 12 stars the descriptions were engaging the character development subtle but thorough the plot thickened in some predictable ways and in some surprising ways

  4. says: Free read The Touch Colleen McCullough ñ 8 Read Free read ò eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ñ Colleen McCullough

    Colleen McCullough ñ 8 Read Free read ò eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ñ Colleen McCullough Free read The Touch Setting Australia; late 19th century A good historical family saga at 16 Elizabeth Drummond is sent from Scotland to Australia by her father to become the husband of Alexander Kinross many years her senior With no female experience Elizabeth finds her marriage to and relationship with her new husband traumatic Al

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    The Touch [Pdf/E–book] Colleen McCullough ñ 8 Read Free read ò eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ñ Colleen McCullough The title of the book caught my eye on Goodreads and I knew I had read it once but could not remember it So I found it last week and dashed off into Australia again I found the zig zag railway into the Blue Mountains so fascinating that I spend than an hour on the internet reading the history about it before I c

  6. says: Free read The Touch Free read ò eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ñ Colleen McCullough Colleen McCullough ñ 8 Read

    The Touch [Pdf/E–book] McCullough has produced some very thoughtful work in the past Tim and An Indecent Obsession are novels that deal with difficult subject matter deftly and with insight but this novel doesn't work for me at all It is trite and just plain unbelievable for the most part The dialog is often so stilted that I was embarrassed by itThe st

  7. says: The Touch [Pdf/E–book] Colleen McCullough ñ 8 Read Free read ò eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ñ Colleen McCullough

    Free read The Touch Colleen McCullough ñ 8 Read Free read ò eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ñ Colleen McCullough This was one of those books I picked up bc I didn't know what else to read at the time and I wound up loving it

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    The Touch [Pdf/E–book] Free read ò eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ñ Colleen McCullough Colleen McCullough ñ 8 Read Something was missingsomething was thereThe constant calculation of Elizabeth's age throughout the entire 633 pages of this novel from her 16 years until her 40ties that she had children was what at the end made me not knowing whether I liked this novel or not Alexandre tunred out to be a better man at the end than what

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    The Touch [Pdf/E–book] Free read ò eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ñ Colleen McCullough Free read The Touch Not as lovely as The Thorn Birds but a powerful saga just the same

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    The Touch [Pdf/E–book] I worried this might be hard to follow There are a lot of characters and many interwoven plot points all within a setting I found difficult to imagine Such is the author's talent that I was sucked in uickly and was soon lost in this sweeping family saga and all its attending drama It was a painful read but a satisfying one feeding me even though I hadn't known I was hungry I highly recommend this to anyone who

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