The Eye of the Sheep by Sofie Laguna. He has trouble slowing down and races around until he is out of control. Does this book contain quality or formatting issues? Although there is a sombre theme running throughout the book, there are some lovely light hearted sections as well such as when Jimmy goes on holiday with his father. Sat, Dec 10, 2016, 00:00. Search. The Eye of the Sheep will break your heart – a small price to pay to hear Jimmy’s story. The Eye of the Sheep is a dark tale told with perfection.’ – Culture Street ‘truthful and beautiful.’ – Newcastle Herald ‘Jimmy is a tour de force of a character, brilliantly maintained…Laguna’s great skill is in conveying … I didn’t know how. Reviewed in the United States on November 10, 2015. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. The Eye of the Sheep By Sofie Laguna Allen & Unwin ISBN: 9781743319598, Aug 2014, 320 pages, paperback. 1 Star - I hated it 2 Stars - I didn't like it 3 Stars - It was OK 4 Stars - I liked it 5 Stars - … It burns right at the back of the head and it never goes out, no matter what happens to the sheep. About the Author Sofie Laguna originally studied to be a lawyer, but after deciding law was not for her, she trained as an actor. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. This was a fascinating book. This is a beautifully told story of Jimmy Flick, a little boy with behavioral problems, and his dysfunctional family. Jimmy's behavior suggests he is on the autistic spectrum. I didn’t cry. p.305. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. When they cry the tears block out the memory, but I didn’t know how, even in the first seconds outside the membrane. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 5, 2017. * Guardian * It is outrageous that someone as young, beautiful and - goddamit - as happy looking as Sofie Laguna has written this wee beauty of a novel... As a "domestic" novel, it could be cliched, but Laguna, through Jimmy's wonderful eyes, makes every sentence, every word, sing and soar. * Australian Bookseller and Publisher * Jimmy is a tour de force of a character, brilliantly maintained... Laguna's great skill is in conveying the contradictory human depths in all her characters. Mum swept the garden path and I rode my three-wheeler through the dust and hair and dirt that rose up as she swept. I’ll read them (and add them to Goodreads so I can remember in the months to come that I’ve read them) but skip the review. p.38. Hello Select your address Best Sellers Today's Deals New Releases Electronics Books Customer Service Gift Ideas Home Computers Gift Cards Subscribe and save Coupons Sell Today's Deals New Releases Electronics Books Customer Service Gift Ideas Home Computers Gift Cards Subscribe and save Coupons Sell It is quite a feat to write characters with such nuance... Laguna is an author proving the novel is a crucial document of the times. This is a story about how to find your place in the world and how to accept what you have been given. Complex troubled lives, compellingly told, Reviewed in the United States on October 30, 2015. I do hope it’s going to get a US edition soon. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Heartbreakingly sad at points, but it ends on a positive note. From The Eye of the Sheep. Jimmy's position is a difficult one, borne out of troubles beyond his grasp, but Jimmy has much to tell and a power to surprise us all. Through the eyes and voice of Jimmy, Sofie Laguna explores the many facets of family in The Eye of the Sheep. In fact, my first thought was that it was 'too brilliant', so much imagery wrapped in words that I worried the book was too clever for me and I wouldn't get it. -- Louise Swinn * The Weekend Australian * A book that crosses the boundaries of adult and YA fiction. In The Eye of the Sheep, her great originality and talent will again amaze and move readers. --This text refers to an alternate, Sofie Laguna originally studied to be a lawyer, but after deciding law was not for her, she trained as an actor. And autism. The Eye of the Sheep: Laguna, Sofie, Andronicos, Nikos: Amazon.nl Selecteer uw cookievoorkeuren We gebruiken cookies en vergelijkbare tools om uw winkelervaring te verbeteren, onze services aan te bieden, te begrijpen hoe klanten onze services gebruiken zodat we verbeteringen kunnen aanbrengen, en om advertenties weer te geven. To say it is an enjoyable read is to undermine its subject. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. I received … Sofie Laguna's first novel One Foot Wrong received rave reviews, sold all over the world and was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award. Notably, Laguna is an actor as well as a writer and she said when “finding her voice”, it is always through a character that is a child. Australian author Sofie Laguna’s second novel for adults, The Eye of the Sheep, won the Miles Franklin Award on 23 June. Hi, I’m Deborah… a seachanger living on Australia’s Fraser Coast, in Queensland. Perhaps I underestimate myself however, or perhaps some literary snobs read too much into tastes and there’s no reason books just can’t be bloody books and enjoyed nonetheless. A tragic outcome and so terribly sad. Amazing writing. She has written the screenplay for the film of One Foot Wrong and her second novel, The Eye of the Sheep, won the 2015 Miles Franklin Literary Award. Sofie Laguna is particularly adept at writing childrens’ voices through pain. I note Laguna also writes for kids and the voice she gives to Jimmy (at 6 and 12) is genuine and insightful It’s obviously shaped by his abilities and occasional lack of comprehension and this offers we readers an amazingly objective view of his world. We have new and used copies available, in 2 editions - starting at $5.06. Unique, forceful and absolutely hypnotic... Fresh, honest writing. Last year my breath was literally taken away by the beauty that was Favel Parrett’s When the Night Comes. A slow start, but a very powerful insight into living with autism. I cried a lot and I suspect some of those tears were as much about the beauty of the words as what was magically unfolding through the story. He never stops talking, repeating phrases and questions over and over again driving other people mad. Please try again. Hester's voice is original and compelling...compels us to see our familiar world as new and intriguing - no small feat. The Eye of the Sheep is a 2014 novel by Australian novelist Sofie Laguna which won the 2015 Miles Franklin Award. I’m thinking of taking a reviewing break over Xmas and reading a heap of books I’ve missed over the past few years. The Eye of the Sheep from Dymocks online bookstore. --This text refers to an alternate. In the tradition of Room and The Lovely Bones, here is a surprising and brilliant novel from one of our finest writers. In The Eye of the Sheep, her great originality and talent will again amaze and move readers. All Victorian stores are now open! He knows everything and he knows nothing. ABOUT THE AUTHOR SOFIE LAGUNA originally studied There was a problem loading your book clubs. Sofie worked for a number of years as an actor at the same time as completing a Diploma in Professional Writing and Editing at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Sofie Laguna's The Eye of the Sheep tells a haunting tale. Does this book contain inappropriate content? I hope it gets released there Lory – as I said – it won the ‘best fiction of the year’ prize here, which is great. Winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2015. She teaches him how to count sheep so that he can fall sleep. Jimmy's teenage brother Robby loves him too and takes him out to the wasteland next door to play games, however Jimmy's Dad has difficulty coping with Jimmy when he spins out of control or won't stop talking. Even though I'd bought it a while ago, I did not read Sofie Laguna’s The Eye of the Sheep immediately, despite the glowing reviews, as I assumed it was a book that wouldn’t appeal. The steam came through like osmosis and travelled through the lids of my eyes, heavying and drooping them so that I fell into a place both empty and full, where up was balanced by down, and down by up. Even though I'd bought it a while ago, I did not read Sofie Laguna’s The Eye of the Sheep immediately, despite the glowing reviews, as I assumed it was a book that wouldn’t appeal. He was the go-between, going between the animal kingdom and this one. I was so wrong because what it has can not be categorised into a genre or a cheesy label, it is in fact a thing of beauty. I tend to think of myself as a literary heathen preferring the oft-maligned (so-called) middle-brow and my usual thriller / suspense / crime fiction genre as opposed to (big L) Literature. It’s  a story about a boy. Born. I expected to be bored and yet, when I finally got around to reading it – more than a year after its release – I fell in love. Allen & Unwin; Main edition (July 23, 2014), Reviewed in the United States on April 26, 2019. It is only Paula who can keep Jimmy out of his father’s way. Writing a novel using the voice of a child with autism requires a sensitive knowledge of this complex condition; a sensitivity remarkably lacking in the school system experienced by the child. Read it for: a masterclass in showing not telling. Jimmy lives with his family and provides description of life from his perspective. He alone has to navigate the unfathomable world and make things right. Laguna pulls no punches in sharing the family’s ups and downs. I can only apologise I didn’t read it sooner. Buy The Eye of the Sheep by Sofie Laguna online at Alibris. I’m most impressed by books that can take us into the minds and hearts of characters who see the world in a different way. The book was deeply sad and although it ended satisfactorily for the protagonist, it left me with a lingering heaviness. It was a well-deserved win of Australia’s richest literary prize by a book that manages to be both compelling and heart-breaking within a potentially unprepossessing frame. What does Sofie Laguna’s The Eye of the Sheep, named as the winner of the Miles Franklin Award last week, share with Great Expectations and To Kill … Buy The Eye of the Sheep by Sofie Laguna from Amazon's Fiction Books Store. I checked out her site for any interviews – was wondering about her experience with ASD kids etc – but couldn’t see any there. These promotions will be applied to this item: Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. Reviewed in the United States on June 14, 2016. Its pacing is slow. Like Yin and Yang, … Jimmy’s mother Paula is the only one who can manage him. I’m not justifying domestic violence but his parents (and older brother Robby) retreat into their own coping mechanisms. I couldn't put it down and feel bereft now that I've finished. He’s not like other kids. I think I need a break, although I had an unofficial review break last week, I still stressed over what I should have been posting. Unable to add item to List. I had the great pleasure of hearing Laguna speak at this year’s Melbourne Writers Festival. Jimmy's Mum loves him dearly and knows how to help him calm down. It had no suspenseful revealing of dark secrets, no romance, no psychopaths and no mind-twisting whodunnits. It’s very much deserved. Living in his own world which involves its own challenges including ?Aspbergers or maybe Autism and his violent dysfunctional alcoholic father his mother tries her hardest to keep him level whilst battling a husband whose violence can spiral out of control at any time particularly when he starts drinking. ‘Sofie Laguna has perfected the voice of a child. It was a heartbreaking read but a wonderful book that I would recommend to anyone who loves good writing. When he can't sleep at night because his cells are spinning too fast his Mum helps him count sheep and he imagines staring into the eye of the sheep and finding calmness. Every time the child spoke I saw the renowned pianist David Heathcote or rather the actor Geoffrey Rush playing the part of David Heathcote. I hadn’t attempted Sofie Laguna’s The Eye of the Sheep because I assumed it was a book that wouldn’t appeal. A loving but physically compromised mother and an alcoholic and abusive father are revealed sympathetically. Laguna doesn’t waste a lot of time and words on over-dramatising the world of Jimmy and his family. I cried a lot and I suspect some of those tears were as much about the beauty of the words as what was unfolding through them. Recommended! Sofie Laguna is an author, actor and playwright. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Oh I hadn’t known she was an actor. (It reminded me of Missing You by Kylie Kaden in that sense.) I found it almost too intense to be enjoyable. Tell readers what you thought by rating and reviewing this book. If you look deep into the eye of a sheep you can see a light. ... as happy-looking as Sofie Laguna has written this wee beauty of a novel. This book should be impossibly bleak, but Laguna has managed to imbue it with luminosity. “Oh, I need to share this quote,” I’d think. A true success and I look forward to reading her future novels. Reviewed in the United States on March 28, 2016. The entire narrative here is from the boy's viewpoint and mostly focuses on his family and his interactions with them and the outside world, often chaotic. She has been published in the US and the UK and in translation in Europe and Asia. * Guardian on One Foot Wrong * A book that intrigues and affects every essence of your humanity... A dark and terrible tale told in lyrical, poetic language and stark imagery. Sofie Laguna does a brilliant job developing Jimmy's character throughout the book as well as portraying his extremely positive and warm relationship with his mother. Banner by, Life lessons from Palm Springs – the movie, Book review: The Stepdaughter by Debbie Howells, Book review: The Valley of Lost Stories by Vanessa McCausland, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. We got home just before midday. Share this: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) Related. Sofie Laguna's first novel One Foot Wrong received rave reviews, sold all over the world and was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award. No suspenseful revealing of deep dark secrets, no psychopaths (well, Liam comes to mind) and no mind-twisting whodunnits. Issues such as family violence, depression and the day-to-day struggles of a working class household are on display… and portrayed as complex multi-dimensional subjects. I didn’t know where crying started. I had to stop myself doing it in The Eye of the Sheep because I was folding over corner after corner. ‘In Sofie Laguna’s hands, this is a magical piece of storytelling that uplifts as it gazes unflinchingly into the abyss of some people’s lives. Sophie Laguna is a amazing writer. A book that stays with you long after you have finished. It’s very much deserved. And it’s just beautiful. I hope the book is made into a movie to reach a wider audience as it is a story that needs to be told. I also loved it and Favel Parrett’s books. This book was totally engaging and never once slipped out of its viewpoint, while managing to convey a story way beyond the understanding of the protagonist. Something went wrong. Post navigation. Your ‘gushing’ is just the nudge I needed to push this one to the top of the list … thanks Deb. Please try your request again later. It's set in Melbourne's west, and it uncovers the raw heart of a dysfunctional family. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. For the first time that night I slept, as if my father had a power that ran through his inner liquids and was potent with sleep. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. The Eye of the Sheep, Sofie Laguna: four and a half stars. Emotions are complicated for the Flicks. Not necessarily with Jimmy and his family, but with the words, the phrases and the writing. I can only apologise I didn’t read it sooner. Then turn the page, “Oh, no… this one.” Rinse repeat. The Eye of the Sheep is… I think the book achieves its aim of highlighting the issues a child like Jimmy with special issues faces every day. What The Eye of the Sheep is, is a I love that Laguna doesn’t feel compelled to give Jimmy’s learning issues a label. Her first novel for adults, One Foot Wrong, was nominated for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Fiction. The Eye of the Sheep by Sofie Laguna was published in Australia in August 2014 by Allen & Unwin. Of interest is whether much of what happens in Jimmy’s family would have happened anyway, or is exacerbated by Jimmy’s behaviour. There is an abundance of love but so too is there an abundance of violence. Amazing writing. What an incredible view into complex and troubled lives. Her books for young people have been named Honour Books and Notable Books in the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards and have been shortlisted in the Queensland Premier's Awards. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Share your thoughts Complete your review. Nevertheless Jimmy is a delight. In case you didn’t guess from my gushy introduction. The Eye of the Sheep won the Miles Franklin Literary Award – Australia’s top fiction prize. A very clever and well written book, the premise of the little boy counting sheep to calm and ground himself so he could sleep became an all too frequent habit as his life spiralled out of control, through no fault of his own. A beautifully and sensitively written book which allows the reader to ... A beautifully and sensitively written book which allows the reader to identify easily and strongly with the central character, Jimmy from the first page. Sofie Laguna might look like a newcomer in the ranks of Australia's top literary novelists, winning the 2015 Miles Franklin Literary Award on Tuesday with her second novel, The Eye of the Sheep. Fiction The Eye of the Sheep SOFIE LAGUNAAllen & Unwin, $29.99. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. I LOVED this book. Sofie's first novel for adults, One Foot Wrong, was also published throughout Europe, the United States and the United Kingdom. Fast and free shipping free returns cash on delivery available on eligible purchase. As with The Choke, The Eye of the Sheep is a heavy, deeply affecting book that depicts the intersection between … And his family. Sofie Laguna has been awarded the 2015 Miles Franklin literary award, Australia’s most prestigious books prize, for her novel The Eye of the Sheep. Please try again. In The Eye of the Sheep, her great originality and talent will again amaze and Do you believe that this item violates a copyright? Click here to check your local store’s opening hours. American Dirt: THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, An extraordinary achievement. -- Jo Case * Big Issue on One Foot Wrong * Laguna's child narrator both emphasises and conceals, through simple yet articulate images, the complicated extent of suffering and release. The author skilfully deals with other complex issues that affect the family such as alcoholism and domestic violence. Margot McGovern reviews The Eye of the Sheep (Allen & Unwin) by Sofie Laguna. There are no bells and whistles simply added for effect. It may take a while for the reader to determine the book’s narrator, but when they do, the value of the reading experience goes up several notches. He has his collection of manuals for the household equipment and loves working out how things connect. I never had, even when I was born and wanted to cry because I didn’t yet know words to say what it was to be parted from my mum in that way. I write about books and life in general. I’m kicking myself, bought this and then got distracted by the next ‘pretty’ and then overwhelmed with review books. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions. Copyright 2009-2020 All Rights Reserved   Written in the voice of a child that has asperger's/autism, I was gobsmacked at how real it felt. The activities below include a significant section on understanding characters, as these are key to engaging with this extraordinary text. The Eye of the Sheep. I haven’t read Past the Shallows so must get hold of it. And though I don’t have children or know a lot about kids who are Autistic (present with ASD  or Asperger’s syndrome) I did wonder if a diagnosis and additional support may have helped Jimmy and his family. It is with trepidation that I start reading an author of a book that I adored, and so it was with The Eye of the Sheep.I read The Choke last year and it was one of the best, most harrowing, books that I have read.. As The Eye of the Sheep was awarded the prestigious Miles Franklin literary award, there was every chance that it would by just as impressive. Buy The Eye of the Sheep by Laguna, Sofie, Andronicos, Nikos online on Amazon.ae at best prices. When I’m writing reviews I go back to those pages to remind myself of something in the plot, or an example of some beautiful writing. Reviewed in the United States on April 19, 2016. I hate having to stop reading to write notes so now dog-ear pages. Rate it * You Rated it * 0. It had no suspenseful revealing of dark secrets, no romance, no psychopaths and no mind-twisting whodunnits. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Reading Sofie Laguna in reverse, I am struck by how effortlessly she inhabits the voice of children that lie on the fringes of society, children no one pays any attention to. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. Sofie Laguna’s first novel One Foot Wrong received rave reviews, sold all over the world and was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award. The Eye of the Sheep: Laguna, Sofie: Amazon.nl Selecteer uw cookievoorkeuren We gebruiken cookies en vergelijkbare tools om uw winkelervaring te verbeteren, onze services aan te bieden, te begrijpen hoe klanten onze services gebruiken zodat we verbeteringen … by Sofie Laguna. Rosita Sweetman. But when Jimmy’s world falls apart, he has no one else to turn to. Meet Jimmy Flick. * Adelaide Advertiser * A beautiful, sombre style, relieved by occasional happy-go-lucky moments and strangely surprising resilience... Laguna has vividly brought to life what it must be like to be a different child and the effect his condition can have on a family. The Eye of the Sheep won the Miles Franklin Literary Award – Australia’s top fiction prize. It is so much more than a beautifully told story about a boy, it's like a piece of music you get swept up in the art. SOFIE LAGUNA, THE EYE OF THE SHEEP students to use this text as a way into discussions about issues with real-world relevance in the safe space of the classroom. She holds him tight enough to stop his cells spinning. He finds a lot of the adult world impossible to understand – especially why his Dad gets so angry with him. * Irish Times * Even though I'd bought it a while ago, I did not read Sofie Laguna’s The Eye of the Sheep immediately, despite the glowing reviews, as I assumed it was a book that wouldn’t appeal. Enter your email address to subscribe to Debbish and receive notifications of new posts. PaperBack by Sofie Laguna, Sofie Laguna. Please try again. When I read “Past the Shallows,” I could barely speak for days – such was the power of her writing. Sofie Laguna's first novel One Foot Wrong received rave reviews, sold all over the world and was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award. Am yet to read any Liane Moriarty and really want to catch up on some John Sandford and Robert B Parker’s (Ace Atkins’) Spenser! In The Eye of the Sheep, her great originality and talent will again amaze and Reviewed in the United States on August 22, 2014. This award winning tome is a heartbreakingly sad but incredibly honest, and beautiful vision of the state of families that share their abode with alcohol and domestic violence. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. I watched the waves as they rolled and crashed towards us, one after another, What a wonderful, heartfelt review of what sounds like a terrific book. Sofie is now an author, actor and playwright. Savannah Indigo works as a bookseller at Readings Malvern. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, includes free international wireless delivery via, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Their sad and beautiful story felt very real. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. It is a tale that is beautifully written; it is also incredibly original. I’m not sure if ASD kids have hypersensitivity but the way Laguna’s written Jimmy’s awareness of (and connectedness with) the world is just amazing. Sofie Laguna originally studied to be a lawyer at the University of New South Wales, but after deciding law was not for her, she moved to Melbourne to train as an actor. This novel explores,through the voice of a young boy on the Autism spectrum, a fairly harrowing family environment. The Eye of the Sheep Sofie Laguna Fiction 311 Pages; pub 2014 'Ned was beside me, his messages running easily through him, with space between each one, coming through him like water. I’m planning to have a break from reviewing and will borrow (or buy if I’m feeling rich) some books which I’ve missed over the past few years. I had intended to write a blog post about the talk… *sigh* haven’t had a chance but really should because she said some terrific things that gave great insight into this book. That’s what alerted the authorities. The Eye of the Sheep by Sofie Laguna was published in Australia in August 2014 by Allen & Unwin. I like this book, but I don't love it. Every other baby knows how. I loved this book as well (and, side note, love both of Favel Parrett’s books). Recommend to anyone who loves good writing, Reviewed in the United States on August 9, 2015. I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review purposes. Such depth of description and analysis of thoughts and actions became tiring. Amazingly told, a story that reaches the heart and makes it rise and fall through a chronicle of Jimmy's life over several years. Browser review. Sofie has written the screenplay for the film of One Foot Wrong, scheduled for pre-production in 2014. It had no suspenseful revealing of dark secrets, no romance, no psychopaths and no mind-twisting whodunnits. In One Foot Wrong it was Hester Wakefield who gave us her luminous voice through a … I thought this book was brilliant, but it did take me a while to get into it. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. BUT MOST OF ALL, THIS BOOK IS BRILLIANT!!!!! Having read The Choke previously, where a young girl with acute dyslexia was our hero, in The Eye of the Sheep, we have a young boy with autism who is our hero. In The Eye of the Sheep, her great originality and talent will again amaze and Shop now. An extraordinary and powerful story told from the point of view of a remarkable boy. I appreciated Paula’s reticence to have her son diagnosed or labelled; but wondered if that was as much for his father’s benefit as anything… given his occasional drunk ‘retard’ comments. 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