!!> Reading ➶ Going Out ➮ Author Scarlett Thomas – Playutopia.us

Going OutLuke Is Allergic To Everything He Spends His Days In A Sterile Safe Haven Designed To Keep Out All Light And Dirt, While Everything He Knows About The World Comes From Books, Movies, The Internet And Whatever His Best Friend Julie Tells Him He Would Do Anything To Go Outside.Julie, Brilliant And Kind, Could Be Out Changing The World Unfortunately, She S Too Afraid Of Airplane Crashes, Highway Accidents, And Potentially Life Threatening Bacteria To Leave Her Hometown, Her Pointless Waitress Job, Or Luke.Charlotte S Boyfriend Dropped Dead From A Brain Hemorrhage She Disappeared For Awhile, But Now She S Decided That She Misses Her Friends.David Has Just Been Diagnosed With Testicular Cancer Consequently, He S No Longer Wants To Spend His Days Making Pizza To Pay For School His Priorities In Life Are Changing He Just Doesn T Know How, Yet.Leanne Has Just Discovered That She May Or May Not Have Magic Powers When This Motley Bunch Befriends A Lottery Winner With A Generous Heart, They All Embark On A Hysterical And Heartwarming Journey In Search Of The Healer Who Just Might Be Able To Cure Luke, And Perhaps Give Them The Answers They Didn T Know They Were Looking For.

!!> Reading ➶ Going Out ➮ Author Scarlett Thomas – Playutopia.us
  • Paperback
  • 368 pages
  • Going Out
  • Scarlett Thomas
  • English
  • 01 August 2018
  • 9781400075317

    10 thoughts on “!!> Reading ➶ Going Out ➮ Author Scarlett Thomas – Playutopia.us

  1. says:

    Resolution Luke is allergic to the sun and his best friend Julie has phobias about flying, car crashes, bacterial infections and is scared of leaving her hometown They are a pair that has consoled each other in their fears and apprehensions, and over the years developed a bond, where their vulnerabilities provided the glue This relationship became so inter dependent that they hid or ruined any opportunities in life that threatened to tear them apart, including going to University One day, Luke decides he wants to accept an opportunity of a cure, but it involves a road trip to Wales to visit a healer Luke, Julie and 4 friends set off on a road trip to Wales in a VW Campervan using only B roads Each friend is searching for resolution or meaning in their own lives, although not always as glaring as Luke s or Julie s complication.The main focus of the book is the character development and interaction amongst the friends The dialogue is very well written, demonstrating a humorous and engrossing interplay as they discuss and challenge their separate problems Luke and Julie are really interesting characters, who have a very selfless love for each other curren...

  2. says:

    As you might already know, I love Scarlett Thomas and have been trying to get my hands on a copy of this one of her rarer books for quite a while it was the one book of hers, excepting a couple of the very early Lily Pascale mysteries, I hadn t read First published in 2002, it s something of a bridge between the author s slightly amateurish earlier novels and her superior later work which in my opinion begins with 2004 s PopCo Like Bright Young Things, it has an ensemble cast of characters and a third person omniscient narrator but like PopCo and Thomas s subsequent books, it s packed with clever ideas, pop culture references and sparkling dialogue.The plot revolves around a couple of friends with significant problems Luke has a rare set of serious allergies which mean he can t go outdoors and has lived his whole life in one room, but he s desperate to find a cure and is obsessed with the idea of going out Julie, his next door neighbour and best friend since childhood, has an increasingly severe range of phobias which are rendering her unable to do much than stay at home and work in a safe job that s beneath her, but is in denial that there s anything wrong with her In a series of events loosely based on The Wizard of Oz which is neatly woven into the story in several ways the two friends embar...

  3. says:

    PSA I bloody LOVE Scarlett Thomas She has a way of writing dialogue that s so believable without being dull, even when the conversations go nowhere and barely anything happens It was the same with her novel Bright Young Things a group of friends chilling, chatting shit, and that s basically it Going Out follows Luke, a 25 year old who is allergic to the sun and has thus been stuck in his room for years His best friend is Julie, who is afraid of pretty much everything They and some young friends decide to go on a road trip when they come into contact with someone who believes he can cure Luke Spoiler but not really a spoiler the journey doesn t get going until about two thirds in For me, this was not a problem I could read the conversations and the daily lives of Luke, Julie and co until the cows come home That s pretty amazing, since they don t go anywhere or do anything for such a long time However, just as in BYT, your milea...

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    I thought this book was a rather sad commentary on where 20 somethings find themselves today Nor was the writing attractive Indeed, Going Out read like the work of a young reporter not a journalist, a reporter because nothing was placed in a cultural or psychological setting of any value The Independent on Sunday said Going Out was surreal and inventive I think that s giving it too much credit It was unreal and derivative, actually Gregor Samsa was better.The Daily Mail said it was A modern take on The Wizard of Oz No Oz was a quest through powerful psychological territory this was a ramble through modern and post modern minor neurosis.Indeed, the book ended as it began, in a whimper No one did much of anything The changes in the characters were so minor as to require a microscope to find And those changes were, in fact, changes that simply made the characters approach fully human While this sort of caricature is fine in chick lit, detective stories and so on, nothing purporting to b...

  5. says:

    After many years of trying to get hold of this book the publisher finally decided to print a new edition of it this year and I was thrilled to see it when I visited my nearest bookshop I wish I could say it was worth the wait but sadly I found myself wishing it was over from about halfway through.The blurb doesn t really accurately depict what the story is about, in the sense that it doesn t particularly focus on Luke s allergy to the sun and his road to desperately finding a cure I found Thomas spent far too much time focusing on the other superfluous characters and didn t realise that the only parts of her work that were interesting and moving were those which tried to explain the world from Luke s point of view Imagine only living in one room for your entire life, and not being able to recognise that what you see on the TV is actually a depiction ...

  6. says:

    Dopo aver letto due libri bellissimi di Scarlett Thomas mi ero quasi convinta che avrebbe sempre scritto cose stupende Mi sbagliavo.Purtroppo con Il giro pi pazzo del mondo tutto si perso in un mare di noia e sappiate che dire queste cose mi fa davvero male al cuore.La Thomas una di quelle autrici che ho stimato sia in un romanzo per ragazzi L Isola dei segreti che in uno per i pi piccolini Il drago verde soprattutto per lo stile di scrittura scorrevole ed intrigante Il libro di cui sto scrivendo la recensione in questo momento, invece, sembra quasi scritto da un altra persona.Davvero, noioso oltre ogni dire I personaggi avevano lati particolari e affini al mio carattere, quindi non mi sono totalmente dispiaciuti La storia era anche carina, strana al punto giusto nel perfetto stile dell autrice Ma quando non ti piace il modo in cui scritto un libro credo che sia la fine.Spero di rifarmi presto con altri titoli, per adesso non mi s...

  7. says:

    Another unique book from Scarlett Thomas that incorporates plenty of interesting ideas about how we live our lives A bunch of friends, all with their own issues go off in a campervan to consult a healer for Luke he has never been outside his house apart from one attempt which led to him collapsing, it is believed Luk...

  8. says:

    Another of Thomas hard to find early novels This one is about twentysomething Luke, who has a rare disease that makes it impossible for him to go outside, and Julie, who goes out in the world but is afraid of everything she finds there The two of them, along with an assortment of their friends a girl who just won the lottery,...

  9. says:

    I am on a Thomas kick, she is such fun to read Sprinkling of math, science, philosophy I am really glad I stumbled accidentally upon this author.

  10. says:

    the book Going Out by Scarlett Thomas is about this guy named luke and his friends julie,dave,leanne,and charolett who live in london.each and everyone has a problem of their own.julie is afriad of life and losing control,dave has cancer, leanne thinks she a wicth, and charoltte became a hippie.they all left on a journey to help their friend luke, but on their journey everyone found their own answers to their problem dave left to america t...

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