❰Read❯ ➳ Tim Author Colleen McCullough – Dailytradenews.co.uk


  • Paperback
  • 406 pages
  • Tim
  • Colleen McCullough
  • Indonesian
  • 10 December 2019

10 thoughts on “Tim

  1. says:

    Tim, Colleen McCulloughIt portrays the story of the developing relationship between an older, middle class woman, Mary Horton, who lives on her own and a handsome, developmentally impaired 24 year old gardener, Tim Melville, whom she hires 1999 1377 296 9645564220 20 .


  2. says:

    The story of the book is a woman with an intellectually challenged man and how they relate to each other and the world The story in this review is of a real life couple in a similar relationship.Joey was a local guy from a little out island He d been the boyfriend of my friend Mari who was from a wealthy family in Boston and working here as a school librarian whilst building her million dollar house They d been in the States together and she d bought him a bike, not a Harley but a really big one and he d had a terrible accident and been hospitalised for a long time Her family took him everywhere for rehabilitation and although is body was fixed, mentally he was like an 11 or 12 year old boy.Mari tried for a couple of years to help him and be with him, but it was too hard for her to relate to him and they split up So often he would call in to the local radio and have love songs dedicated to her, and impassioned pleas for her to come back But by then she was in love with a man who was on America s Most Wanted list She stored his guns under the bed where they made a baby daughter together view spoiler Her next child was by an illiterate down island unskilled labourer who was trying to get a Green Card and used her money to woo other women into bed After the second child her parents swooped down and took her back to Boston and had her committed She was nuts, totally hide spoiler


  3. says:

    Colleen McCullough is an author I m glad to have finally read This audio was enjoyable, a talented narrator that switched from characters seamlessly, especially for Tim s character, a developmentally delayed adult who is unknowingly trapped in the most handsome body, with the mind of a younger child This book was written in the 70 s, so it was a blast from the past hearing the word retarded and retard as this was the way back then I found this to be a very well written and lushly descriptive that always captured the beautiful Australian scenery and landscape An immensely talented writer, every sentence was worthy of praise Mary is 45, a very well to do spinster typical of the time, who forms a strong bond with Tim, she falls in love with him from her first site that was from a distance She wasn t to know he was special His physical presence is amazing, he was a very handsome man She wasn t disconcerted with people s assumptions on their unusual coupling She took a protective stance and taught him everything she could about life and love She really was very articulate and wise, I thought this many times during the dialogue Tim loved her and he was utterly comfortable with her in every way She calls him dear heart it s a sweet sweet love story, set in the era of cicadas and lots and lots of tea drinking This may not be overly realistic, but a very good and rewarding piece of fiction from a definite Aussie icon.


  4. says:

    Para come ar devo dizer que nem sempre sou muito feliz a classificar um livro atrav s do n mero de estrelas E nem sempre utilizo o mesmo crit rio nas avalia es.Tim, ganhou 5 , mas n o um livro perfeito Tem um ou outro clich , teve um final demasiado abrupto e tem um ou outro epis dio que me deixaram de nariz torcido Mas j neste primeiro livro, Colleen McCullough desafiou as mentes retr gradas, j aqui se pode antever o desafio de falar de as ins litos que viria a culminar com o fantabul stico P ssaros FeridosE n o s teve coragem estava se em 1974 como teve extrema sensibilidade a tratar um tema delicado, em momento algum resvalou para a es ou palavras med ocres Tratou a hist ria das personagens com toda a nobreza, valeu se de argumentos s lidos e desprovidos de preconceito E deixou bem clara a pouca relev ncia da oposi o.N o lido bem com os preconceitos, n o lido bem com gente que vai em manada atr s de uma ideia pr concebida por quem, afinal a quem podemos dar o direito de julgar, condenar, achincalhar as op es de quem s quer ser feliz sem preju zo de outrem Tim uma hist rica de Amor improv vel, repleta de desafios, de escolhas dif ceis, mas Tim tamb m um convite para abrir a mente, para aceitar o que a vida nos d como algo de precioso e nico, por mais inusitado que se apresente.


  5. says:

    Wow There is so much that I want to say about this book, and I don t know if I will really be able to do it all justice I think I m just going to go for my tried and true method and just ask you to tag along with my ramblings Hopefully it will make sense at the end On the surface, Tim is a story of an unlikely relationship between a child like 25 year old mentally retarded man, the title character, and a 43 year old straight laced and emotionally distant spinster, Mary Horton Naturally, their relationship is mutually beneficial, with each of them teaching the other how to live But the surface story, while absolutely moving and beautiful, is just the bottom layer of the cake McCullough supplements that base with layer upon layer of detail and depth and insight and truth While the finished product by another author may have been a tasty and even nice looking cake, in McCullough s expert hands it s something too amazing to actually mar by eating it You want to keep this cake You want to cherish it and remember every beautiful detail of it.We re introduced to Tim, and from the beginning he s impossible not to love and want to protect Tim s child like innocence is what really broke my heart He is tricked and fooled by his friends , and is upset afterward, but not because he was tricked His is not a knee jerk reaction to being laughed at that causes him distress, it is the fact that he knows that he is not able to understand WHY he is being laughed at that distresses him He seeks acceptance and understanding and love just like we all do All of us, that is, except Mary Horton From the age of 14, she struggled and worked hard on her own to make a life for herself Unfortunately, due to having a very hard childhood, her idea of life is one devoid of any personal relationships She s never had a boyfriend, never wanted one, doesn t have any personal friends, and her only pleasures are solitary ones, her successes are material ones After a chance meeting with Tim, who fascinates her simply because of his sheer attractiveness, they each begin to fill a hole in the other person s life that neither knew they had This isn t recognized until much later, but it warmed my heart to see them teaching each other what life is really about McCullough s descriptions of emotion and perception of the world is amazing I m not sure I ve ever read anything like it Her way with words is brilliant It s like she s imparting secrets that you already knew, but just couldn t understand because the words are just words without MEANING Even sitting here writing this, I m at a loss to describe just what it is that touched me so deeply, but I m close to tears just thinking about the way that she makes simple concepts turn into life altering truths But than that, she made me think of things in a way that I would never have thought of before For instance, at one point when Tim is sleeping, Mary ponders what his dreams are like Did he venture forth as limited in his nocturnal wanderings as he was during his waking life, or did the miracle happen which freed him from all his chains I had to stop and think about this On the one hand, dreaming that you are not fettered by a mental handicap would lend the dreams a wonderful freedom, but on the other, I would imagine that waking up to realize that that freedom was only an illusion would be torture day after day So, I hope that is not the case Another thing that I really enjoyed about McCullough s writing was its vividness Her characters are just ALIVE and jump off the page Their local slang and way of speaking had me laughing even while I had tears in my eyes, because while the phrases they use are hilarious, what they are actually saying is true in any language The characters are memorable, and none of them, not one, pulls any punches I love that they say what they mean, and mean what they say Brutally honest, perhaps, but if what needs to be said is important enough, sometimes it takes a brutal delivery to make it sink in I also loved the little snippets of Australian life and culture we get to see I love reading about other cultures and people, and the only thing that I wish was extended was the small section dealing with the Australian bush I wanted to see the people and find out how Mary would interact with them Anyway I loved this book I m immensely glad that I read it, and can safely say that I will soon be reading much, much of McCullough s writing.


  6. says:

    Os protagonistas deste livro, t o pouco habituais num romance, fazem desta uma hist ria nica justo dizer que Mary e Tim se encontraram um ao outro na altura certa das suas vidas e que as mudan as que despoletaram lhes permitiu encontrar a felicidade pela primeira vez Mary j passou dos 40 anos, n o tem amigos e nunca deixou que um homem entrasse na sua vida Com quase metade da sua idade, Tim dono de enorme beleza f sica, mas sofre de defici ncia intelectual A amizade que rapidamente se desenvolve entre ambos ir melhorar as suas habilidades sociais e enriquecer os seus relacionamentos interpessoais e levar ao desabrochar de um grande amor Alegre, inocente, ligeiramente infantil, Tim tem uma vis o muito simplificada da vida, interpretando os sucessivos acontecimentos sua maneira, moldando os sua compreens o A fam lia sempre se preocupou com ele e com a sua seguran a futura mas lamentavelmente investiram pouco no seu desenvolvimento intelectual.N o f cil ler sobre crueldade dirigida contra uma alma t o inocente como a de Tim V tima de incompreens o, Tim vive uma exist ncia muito solit ria apesar das suas tentativas para compreender o mundo que o rodeia e fazer parte do mesmo, sempre colocado margem e muitas vezes maltratado Colleen McCullough recheou este livro com par grafos muito bonitos, carregados de sabedoria sobre a vida e a forma como a escolhemos viver, sobre o que merece preced ncia j ideia generalizada, mas pouco praticada, de que a beleza interior que conta McCullough mostra nos como as apar ncias iludem na sua simplicidade, Tim tem na verdade muito para oferecer ao contr rio de outros personagens n o debilitados na mente mas sim no car cter, manchando a pureza da amizade e amor de Mary e Tim com a sua maldade Tristemente, vemos este amor ser olhado com desconfian a e desaprova o Gostei muito desta hist ria, adorei os personagens e a escrita irrepreens vel da autora favoreceu imenso o livro.


  7. says:

    Tim Melville tem vinte e cinco anos, a beleza de um deus grego e a idade mental de uma crian a um mal acabado , um atrasado mental Mary Horton uma solteirona na casa dos quarenta, pragm tica, inteligente, austera, r gida e rica Entre ambos nasce uma amizade improv vel, que se vai solidificando, cada um aprendendo com o outro novas perspectivas e experi ncias de vida At que a rela o chega a um ponto cr tico e sofre uma mudan a qualitativa Nem tudo na hist ria de uma plausibilidade imediata, mas a sensibilidade e a do ura com que aborda um tema delicado a diferen a e a imperfei o e a sua plena aceita o por outrem imposs vel n o nos tocar O romance n o est perto de ser perfeito e achei que o final se arrasta um pouco demais, mas falo por mim p e nos a pensar e a tomar consci ncia de ideias pr concebidas e totalmente n o alicer adas que se calhar albergamos sem sequer nos apercebermos.


  8. says:

    Well I have read and loved many of this author s books but this one did not really work for me Much of the story is naive and unbelievable and the characters are stereotypes I enjoyed it in parts but skimmed a lot of the long paragraphs where people explained their actions and their inner feelings The ending is extremely odd and the last few pages totally unnecessary Sorry to all the people who love it it was obviously just not my cup of tea I understand it was her first book but how she got from this to the Masters of Rome I cannot imagine.


  9. says:

    Confesso que n o estava nada espera de gostar tanto deste livro Ainda gostei mais do que o P ssaros Feridos.


  10. says:

    Still.. 5 Huge Stars Forever one of mine early very memorable readings Sometimes I fall down in the old memory laneI loved this story then long ago Looked in my bookshelf and my Swedish translated hardcover book was printed in 1980 and I bought it perhaps on a sale in 1982 Yes, 1.9.8.2 I ve read it a few times since then but it is certainly 15 years since the last time A great of heart touching story about a older mature woman and a young man who still partly is and always will be, a boy at mind and heart.Do you remember a young, so very delightful goodlooking new Aussie actor named Mel Gibson in the movie Tim 1979 OMG he was a dream for a lot of girls like me back then Still a novel to recommend Yes, I ll belive that This is after all an Australia story written by one of my old favorite authors, Colleen McCullough One of her first I think And she has written so many great books Remember the epic tale The Thorn Birds I LIKE never forget this The movie


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About the Author: Colleen McCullough

Colleen Margaretta McCullough was an Australian author known for her novels, her most well known being The Thorn Birds and Tim.Raised by her mother in Wellington and then Sydney, McCullough began writing stories at age 5 She flourished at Catholic schools and earned a physiology degree from the University of New South Wales in 1963 Planning become a doctor, she found that she had a violent aller