The Landing

The Landing Jonathan Lott Is Confused His Wife Has Left Him For A Woman And He Doesn T Like Living Alone Is It True That An About To Be Divorced Man In Possession Of A Good Fortune Is In Need Of A New Wife Would Penny Collins Do, Divorced Herself, School Teacher And Frustrated Artist What About Beautiful Anna, Blown In From Who Knows Where, Trailing Broken Marriages Behind Her There S A Lot Happening At The Landing, Where Jonathan Has His Beach House, And He S About To Find Out How Much Love Matters.Susan Johnson S Stunning New Novel, Written With Her Trademark Wit And Insight, Brilliantly Observes What It Is To Be Human And To Love The Betrayals, The Long And The Short Alliances, The Disappointments And The Joys The Landing Celebrates All Of It With Verve And Style. I received this book from the publisher some time ago I looked at the cover, the title and neither really did much for me so I put it aside What a mistake that was I loved this book Johnson s writing is poetic, witty and perceptive The reader gets a look at human nature on a personal level as Johnson delves into the characters innermost thoughts and fears with underlying themes of love, life, family, relationships, regrets, self doubts, ageing and new beginnings.I felt a part of the story, I received this book from the publisher some time ago I looked at the cover, the title and neither really did much for me so I put it aside What a mistake that was I loved this book Johnson s writing is poetic, witty and perceptive The reader gets a look at human nature on a personal level as Johnson delves into the characters innermost thoughts and fe
While I am guessing that the marketing department at Allen Unwin have chosen this clich cover design to appeal to a wider audience than Susan Johnson s readership who like her literary fiction, the problem is that by focussing our attention on a headless woman on a pier, GettyImagesSearch landing pier n woman the image deflects from the wider meaning of the word landing The landings that Susan Johnson explores in this witty and intelligent novel are those that people make whe While I am guessing that the marketing department at Allen Unwin have chosen this clich cover design to appeal to a wider audience than Susan Johnson s readership who like her literary fiction, the problem is that by focussing our attention on a headless woman on a pier, GettyImagesSearch landing pier n woman the image deflects from the wider meaning of the word landing The landings that Susan Johnson explores in this witty and intelligent novel are those that people make when they find themselves landed in places where they didn t expect to be Metaphorically speaking, that is I don t think marketing departments like metaphorical much After a long period of being married, Jonathon Lott has landed on the perilous rocky shore of marital separation He s wealthy, good looking, only 55, still able to attract the attention of hopefuls within and outside his age bracket But it s not what
I finished this book weeks ago And yet I m still struggling with the review I really should have loved this book And yetFirstly, it had a local setting, South East Queensland and Brisbane I m from Queensland and I lived in Brisbane for several years and the descriptions of it are spot on I even got a little sentimental about the city at times The Landing itself is a fictional seaside or lakeside actually town supposedly a couple of hours north of Brisbane It could be any number of r I finished this book weeks ago And yet I m still struggling with the review I really should have loved this book And yetFirstly, it had a local setting, South East Queensland and Brisbane I m from Queensland and I lived in Brisbane for several years and the descriptions of it are spot on I even got a little sentimental about the city at times The Landing itself is a fictional seaside or lakeside actually town supposedly a couple of hours north of Brisbane It could be any number of real life places though Small communities where affluent city folk search for their tree sea change Even without the setting, the age of the m
Chill and read, , ,, Chill and read, , ,, ,, Susan Johnson If a separated man about to be divorced is in possession of a good fortune, must he be in want of a new wife So begins Susan Johnson s The Landing, which tells the story of a well to do, good looking 55 year old man trying to recalibrate his life after his wife leaves him for a woman.Jonathan Lott is scared of being alone, but he can t quite believe that his marriage is over Seeking solitude and a place to lick his wounds he spends as much time as he can at the couple s holiday home a If a separated man about to be divorced is in possession of a good fortune, must he be in want of a new wife So begins Susan Johnson s The Landing, which tells the story of a well to do, good looking 55 year old man trying to recalibrate his life after his wife leaves him for a woman.Jonathan Lott is scared of
3.5 Loved the setting of this somewhere up on the Sunshine Coast perhaps around North Shore Not too far from Noosaville my favourite getaway at the moment and Tewantin, anyway I found the characters a bit hard to keep track of not helped by the fact that I was reading an ebook, so couldn t flip back and forth easily A list of characters might have been helpful I didn t really like the main character I felt he was a bit pathetic, and in fact, as I think about it,
maybe 3 1 2 as I was a bit disappointed that it was finished Sequel coming Very real characters , and an almost hasty chronicling of their next moves Lovely nature images. Review by Amanda Apthorpe for The Reviewers Susan Johnson was my creative writing teacher when my first novel was hatched and ever since I have followed her writing career with interest She never disappoints, and this is especially true of her latest novel, The Landing On the jacket of the book is a reviewer s quote an awe insp
, , , ,, ,, , , , ,, ,, ,, I won an advanced reading copy of this novel from the publisher Allen Unwin and I am very glad I did.Initially I was worried I wouldn t like this book There are a few impossibly long sentences in the first chapter or so There are also a few very obvious statements These will doubtless be absent in the final edition, because the rest of the book didn t share those problems.I loved