God Carlos

God Carlos By Anthony C. Winkler, God Carlos A Finalist for the Townsend Prize for Fiction God Carlos has been long listed for the OMC Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature in Trinidad A gusty boisterous and entertaining slice of historica
  • Title: God Carlos
  • Author: Anthony C. Winkler
  • ISBN: 9781617751394
  • Page: 156
  • Format: Paperback
  • God Carlos By Anthony C. Winkler, A Finalist for the 2014 Townsend Prize for Fiction God Carlos has been long listed for the OMC Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature in Trinidad A gusty, boisterous, and entertaining slice of historical fiction In scenes of a mixture of pride, madness, and comedy, Carlos plays out his role as deity among the naked islanders, living a fantasy that most readers will find beA Finalist for the 2014 Townsend Prize for Fiction God Carlos has been long listed for the OMC Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature in Trinidad A gusty, boisterous, and entertaining slice of historical fiction In scenes of a mixture of pride, madness, and comedy, Carlos plays out his role as deity among the naked islanders, living a fantasy that most readers will find believable, if horrific Along with the horror, the book does offer some beautiful moments of discovery, as when, as Winkler narrates, the ship takes the Mona Passage to Jamaicawe hear of an Edenic island, green and aromatic, opened like a wildflower For all of its scenes of braggadocio and brutality, the book often works on you like that vision Alan Cheuse, NPR, All Things Considered Readers are transported to Jamaica, into Winkler s richly invented 16th century, where his flawless prose paints their slice of time, in turn both brutally graphic and lyrically gorgeous Comic, tragic, bawdy, sad, and provocative, this is a thoroughly engaging adventure story from a renowned Jamaican author, sure to enchant readers who treasure a fabulous tale exquisitely rendered Library Journal A tale of the frequently tragic and also comic clash of races and religions brought on by colonizationAnthony Winkler spins an enlightened parable, rich in historical detail and irony Shelf Awareness Darkly irreverentWith a sharp tongue, Winkler, a native of Jamaica, deftly imbues this blackly funny satire with an expos of colonialism s avarice and futility Publishers Weekly With perceptive storytelling and bracing honesty, Mr Winkler, author of a half dozen well reviewed books, has a lovely way of telling a good story and educating concurrentlyGod Carlos teaches history in a subtle but meaningful way Too literary to be lumped in with typical historical fiction, and too historical to be lumped in with typical literary fiction, God Carlos defies categorization New York Journal of Books God Carlos provides a welcome opportunity to glimpsee lives of ordinary people, both European and Caribbean, as they experience the calamitous effects of the encounter of two worlds Sargasso A Journal of Caribbean Literature, Language, Culture The author s piercing narrative drives homeHere, Winkler s brilliance as a storyteller is unmistakableGod Carlos is a literary tour de force atmospheric and incisive It effuses raw emotion perplexing, bewildering, and darkOn multiple levels, Winkler proves his salt as a genuine raconteure architect of an invaluable literary work The Jamaica Gleaner Well writtenWinkler s descriptions of sea and sky as seen from a sailing ship, and of the physical beauty of Jamaica, are spot on and breathtaking Historical Novel Review In God Carlos and The Family Mansion, Anthony Winkler, the master storyteller, has provided us with texts of both narrative quality and historical substance that should find place in the annals of Caribbean literature SX SalonGod Carlos transports us to a voyage aboard the Santa Inez, a Spanish sailing vessel bound for the newly discovered West Indies with a fortune seeking band of ragtag sailors She is an unusual explorer for her day, carrying no provisions for the settlers, no seed for planting crops, manned by vain, arrogant men looking for gold in Jamaica.Expecting to make landfall in paradise after over a month at sea, the crew of the Santa Inez instead find themselves in the middle of a timid, innocent people the Arawaks who walk around stark naked without embarrassment and who venerate their own customs and worship their own Gods and creeds The European newcomers do not find gold, only the merciless climate that nourishes diseases that slaughter them That the Arawaks believed that the arrivals were from heaven makes even complicated this impossible entanglement of culture, custom, and beliefs, ultimately leading to mutual doom.
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    1. Carlos is a typical Spanish sailor of the 16th century He lives moment to moment, with his only thoughts of the future being related to heaven The church has so embedded within him their doctrine, that for each act he commits that he believes to be sinful, absolution can be found He carries guilt, but also knows that he can purify himself with a trip to the confessional Carlos, being out of money, signs on to a ship sailing for Jamaica The goal of the voyage is to leave a legacy for the ship s o [...]


    2. Discover what happens when ego, which was paramount to the Spanish invasions under the 15th century guise of missionary work , meets a simple and kind race of people who are eager to trust and believe that all are good and all that are prophesied to land on their islands are to be considered gods I remember when someone who had been to Jamaica told me that the Arawak had never seen, nor could fathom, ships as big as those sailed by the 15th and 16th century English and Spanish When the men aboar [...]


    3. Quite an interesting book The author Anthony C Winkler is one of Jamaica s prominent and distinguished writers He writes of early explorers discovering the New World , one being Carlos The author has a distinctive lyrical prose that lends itself to wonderful storytelling While this is a work of fiction, there is quite a bit of history that makes its way into the pages that s so interesting When the two worlds collide, like most of history, the outcomes are disastrous and so sad For those that mi [...]


    4. Very readable and quick, though the intended audience seems muddled It would seem that this book is intended for adolescents who are quite comfortable with vivid sexual and violent scenes, though I found it quite enjoyable as an adult The book is peppered with historical context and solid prose that keeps the reader engaged with a real history and thoughtful reflection on the world and characters in it.


    5. If you can get past the over vulgar first chapter, this is a remarkable accurate read about the ship Santa Inez journey to Jamaica in 1520 and the ascension of a seaman named Carlos to God status, if only in his mind His treatment of the Arawak natives on Jamaica was the beginning of the end of a people and their culture Mesmerizing account of that brutal time period


    6. Not his best the characters were neither as well rounded as his former novels nor was there the usual touch of Winkler humour He is better at capturing characters from his era 20th 21st century rather than delving into the historic.



    7. A wonderful, funny and disturbing novel about human nature, vulnerability, cruelty, vanity Also a great example of a quietly omniscient, non intrusive third person narrator I enjoyed every page of it Highly recommended.


    8. Imagined history of Jamaica Too brutal on women Men are all pigs Not really enjoyable but a fast read Won the Townsend Prize 2014.




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