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The Eye of the Sheep by Sofie Laguna. I would have given it six stars out of five if that was possible. The Bold and the Beautiful. The Eye of the Sheep is a 2014 novel by Australian novelist Sofie Laguna which won the 2015 Miles Franklin Award Jimmy doesnt recogniseusually the danger. M.A.S.H. “Just as I was about to close my eyes I saw a faint line connecting the shadows, like string you take into a forest so you don’t lose your way. The second one felt somewhat exhausted and exhausted me somewhat. He never stops talking, repeating phrases and questions over and over again driving other people mad. It's set in Melbourne's west, and it uncovers the raw heart of a dysfunctional family. He lives with his parents and older brother Robby. This is one of those books I am sure will stay with me. It's my great pleasure to be launching Sofie Laguna's second novel at Readings tonight. At age six, he reads instruction manuals to his mother. It touched his shoulder and moved across the sleeve of his shirt and up to his eyes and across the top of his head and then the line went to all the other men on the ship; then all the way back to me. I am rarely compelled to read a book only because of its cover, however the cover of THE EYE OF THE SHEEP was one of those rare occurrences, it leapt out of the catalogue and said Pick me, pick me! He lives with his parents and older brother Robby. The Eye of the Sheep won the Miles Franklin Literary Award – Australia’s top fiction prize. In The Eye of the Sheep, her great originality and talent will again amaze and move readers. Rosita Sweetman. Only of course Jimmy couldn't always control either of these things. Fiction The Eye of the Sheep SOFIE LAGUNAAllen & Unwin, $29.99. 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. Jimmy's behaviour suggests he is on the autistic spectrum. 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. This powerful, majestic book held my attention strongly and moved me deeply at times. 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. Sat, Dec 10, 2016, 00:00. “A sparkling, heartfelt wonder,” she says. 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. 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. $33.99. The Eye of the Sheep, Sofie Laguna: four and a half stars. Absolutely brilliant. by Allen & Unwin Australia. I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review purposes. There were times in the book when the sadness and what Jimmy had to endure were unbearable. 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. An imaginative, alternative book cover design for Laguna’s Eye of the Sheep. August 1st 2014 Sofie Laguna - The Eye of the Sheep (Extract) by Allen & Unwin. Sofie Laguna originally studied to be a lawyer, but after deciding law was not for her, she trained as an actor. 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. I was in the bookshop at the time because I wanted something either sparkling or heartfelt or a wonder. While Sofie Laguna’s The Eye of the Sheep is also unsettling, I think this year’s Miles Franklin Award winning novel is … ... 2015 shortlisted Stella Prize for The Eye of the Sheep; Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It made me think and got into my emotions, mostly because of the immensely likeable character of Jimmy. It makes sense, then, that I bought this one. Chocolate Crackles and Cutty Sark. Jimmy is different. He perceives and interprets things differently, trying hard to understand the feelings and emotions of others. She has worked as an actor and is now a writer and playwright. Telephones with cords, dials. But Jimmy was different different from Robby and different from all the other kids. Only of course Jimmy couldn't always control either of these things no matter how hard he tried. I can see now why this was a Miles Franklin winner. Share via facebook; Share via twitter; Share via whatsapp; SMS Share via SMS; Share via e-mail; Leave a comment. 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. Browser review. Jimmy's Mum loves him dearly and knows how to help him calm down. Laguna draws specific attention to the lack of support and education around mental and physical health and domestic violence and shows the strain financial instability and a lack of job security places on many Australian families, particularly those with special needs. Parents smoke with children in the room, children play outside alone and can even catch a Greyhound bus across the state by themselves. I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review purposes. This one just knocked me for six. July 15, 2017. The Eye of the Sheep By Sofie Laguna Allen & Unwin ISBN: 9781743319598, Aug 2014, 320 pages, paperback. The Eye of the Sheep is a novel that fixes Sofie Laguna’s place as an author of immense talent and whose work will age beautifully with time. Sofie is now an author, actor and playwright. He has trouble slowing down and races around until he is out of control. Mamamia Book Club. I can only apologise I didn’t read it sooner. As with The Choke, The Eye of the Sheep is a heavy, deeply affecting book that depicts the intersection between alcoholism, domestic violence and neglect. I started this book a few days ago and a few pages in I thought I wouldn't like it and then just like that everything changed. Jimmy Flick is unlike other children in fact, in a way he is a unique little boy who has learning difficulties. 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. 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. I found myself feeling many different emotions whilst reading this but the biggest one was an immense feeling of sadness for Jimmy. Long-listed International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2016 IE; Short-listed Voss Literary Prize 2015 AU; Winner Miles Franklin Literary Award 2015 AU; Short-listed Miles Franklin Literary Award 2015 AU; Long-listed Miles Franklin Literary Award 2015 AU; Short-listed The Stella Prize 2015 AU; Long-listed The Stella Prize 2015 AU, Sofie Laguna - The Eye of the Sheep (Extract), The Friday Pitch: Adult fiction, non-fiction & illustrated submissions, The Friday Pitch: Books for children & young adults, The Friday Pitch: New Zealand submissions. As with The Choke, The Eye of the Sheep is a heavy, deeply affecting book that depicts the intersection between alcoholism, domestic violence and neglect. This book wasn't 'enjoyable' as such, but I did shed some tears, and come away with the book resonating in my thoughts well beyond its close. I had tears in my eyes on a few occasions as I read avidly the story of Jimmy, the boy with special needs, and his efforts to live a life in which he was honest to his own self. 3. Jimmy is a compelling central character who frames everything that happens to him with astonishing clarity; sometimes the only thing that makes sense in his dicombobulated world is the way in which he responds to the unspeakable violence around him. 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. Altona, Victoria, circa 1980? Sofie Laguna (born 1968) is an Australian writer. And I know a lot of people have loved this book, but I was not one of them. The rest of the review is on my bloggery blog! Sofie is now an author and playright writing for both. 23 Jul 2014. novel based in Australia of Jim a kid with learning difficulties who has to struggle when his family life goes astray and his journey which felt was quite emotional and liked how the author has written this book and the frustrations of Jim as he tries to work things out. But then the book was just outstanding - his adoring but hopeless mother, his charming but alcoholic father, his brother who tried so hard but in the end had to make his own life, his uncle who wanted to do the right thing but did not know how. Where we see our parents, friends or siblings, he sees internal organs and blood rushing through their veins. Sofie's first novel for adults, One Foot Wrong, was also published throughout Europe, the United States and the United Kingdom. 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 had no suspenseful revealing of dark secrets, no romance, no psychopaths and no mind-twisting whodunnits. Buy this book : Allen & Unwin , Booktopia , Bookworld or download from iBooks or Amazon. 4.5 stars. 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. Mum and Dad are sometimes in love and laugh together but sometimes things go wrong and then Dad gets the Cutty Sark down and starts drinking. His mum, Paula, is the only person who can handle him, and has taught him how to get to sleep by counting sheep. Turns out the two characters on the front cover are the narrator of the story, Jimmy, and his canine friend Ned. Reviewed by Savannah Indigo. Jimmy Flick just like his older brother Robby is a miracle. Winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2015. Australian author Sofie Laguna’s second novel for adults, The Eye of the Sheep, won the Miles Franklin Award on 23 June. Sofie Laguna’s second novel for adults, The Eye of the Sheep, was longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, shortlisted for the Stella Prize and won the 2015 Miles Franklin Literary Award. I found myself feeling many different emotions whilst reading this but the biggest one was an immense feeling of sadness for Jimmy. Reviews: Trustpilot. If you look deep into the eye of a sheep you can see a light. I got stalked by a red-eyed sheep in the Faroe Islands a few months ago and it was disturbing. Although Sofie Laguna doesn't use the words, young Jimmy, her narrator, is definitely … He is not like other kids and his mother believes she is the only one that can manage him. ‘Sofie Laguna has perfected the voice of a child. When Jimmy's cells speed up they can be slowed down and he can settle again if he gets a big hug from his mum, or if he climbs into bed with his big brother Robbie, or when his father occasionally puts his hand on Jimmy's head - it's warm and heavy and holds him in. 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. Sofie Laguna's The Eye of the Sheep tells a haunting tale. The Eye of the Sheep is a 2014 novel by Australian novelist Sofie Laguna which won the 2015 Miles Franklin Award Jimmy Flick is different from other boys. Jimmy’s older brother Robby keeps him away from their father when he has been drinking. This is one of those books that a review just doesn't do it justice. Then Jimmy’s cells would slow to equal the pace of his mum’s heartbeat. The Eye of the Sheep is… In The Eye of the Sheep, her great originality and talent will again amaze and move readers. I also had many smiles and laughs as Jim and his family worked within the framework of his very unique and quirky mindset. 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. I started this book a few days ago and a few pages in I thought I wouldn't like it and then just like that everything changed. Everything in the room was joined by one line; the frame to the curtain, the coil to the crack, the belt to the shoe. A sad time in our medical history. Very few books touch you so hard--so deeply, so true--that you know you will never be the same after reading them. 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. Told from the mesmerising point of view and in the inimitable voice of Jimmy, this is an extraordinary novel about a poor family who is struggling to cope with a different and difficult child. 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. Used Price. We’d love your help. So disappointed in this. Jimmy Flick has a different relationship to language and the world to the rest of us. Free Shipping in Australia. 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 … As with The Choke, The Eye of the Sheep is a heavy, deeply affecting book that depicts the intersection between … Looking out and hearing his father's going into violent rages only made Jimmy feel worse. In my opinion, there is no greater discovery in 2015 than this book. 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. At age six, he reads instruction manuals to his mother. And then, of course, there are novels like The Eye of the Sheep by 2015 Miles Franklin Award winner Sofie Laguna, which burrow their way so deeply into your heart and soul, that affect you on so many profound levels that you can’t think of a time when the book wasn’t a part of your life. Jimmy doesn’t recognise—usually— the danger. Warning in advance: this is a rather long review! Share via facebook; Share via twitter; Share via whatsapp; SMS Share via SMS; Share via e-mail; Leave a comment. The Beautiful Read: The Eye Of The Sheep, Sofie Laguna. https://www.bookdepository.com/Eye-Sheep-Sofie-Laguna/9781760292485 Shop now. I just wanted to take him in my arms and hold him. In The Eye of the Sheep, her great originality and talent will again amaze and move readers. The Eye of the Sheep by Sofie Laguna. Sofie Laguna is particularly adept at writing childrens’ voices through pain. Then there was Uncle Rodney and Ned....thank God for them. Mateo Askaripour is a Brooklyn-based writer whose debut novel, Black Buck—which Colson Whitehead calls a “mesmerizing novel, executing a high... To see what your friends thought of this book, It's current book of the month for the TGBC. A sparkling, heartfelt wonder, she says. But unlike Rob, Jimmy sees the world in a completely different fashion. Mamamia Book Club. Jimmy Flick is different from other boys. The Eye of the Sheep by Sofie Laguna was published in Australia in August 2014 by Allen & Unwin. The Eye of the Sheep breaks your heart slowly. In this portfolio, you must include four distinct pieces of work: 1. At night time his mother, Paula would lay with him and together they would count sheep until Jimmy was feeling more relaxed and would drop off to sleep. There were times in the book when the sadness and what Jimmy had to endure were unbearable. Winner of the 2015 Miles Franklin Literary Award, this is an extraordinary novel about a family struggling to cope with a different and difficult child. July 15, 2017. It’s a story marked by preventable tragedy, but also a story of hope, resilience and … In One Foot Wrong it was Hester Wakefield who gave us her luminous voice through a … 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. Reviewed by Savannah Indigo. Sofie Laguna’s “ the Eye of the Sheep” is a disturbing tale of a family from Altona (outer Melbourne suburbs) mired in the dysfunction and deceipt of wife-beating and trapped in a low income cycle dictated by the father’s life long job at the local refinery. It had no suspenseful revealing of dark secrets, no romance, no psychopaths and no mind-twisting whodunnits. It isn't only Jimmy that you feel for...his Mum, his brother and to a lesser extent even his Dad are worthy of empathy. ... as happy-looking as Sofie Laguna has written this wee beauty of a novel. - including men. The Eye of the Sheep won the Miles Franklin Literary Award – Australia’s top fiction prize. I experienced every emotion in this book, brilliantly told through the observations of the young boy Jimmy Flick, who experiences life a little differently to others. He perceives and interprets things differently, trying hard to understand the feelings and emotions of others. Narrated in Jimmy's voice the language was simple but powerful at the same time. 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. can't find this book in local libraries. The only one who truly understands him is his mother Paula. It seems like an eon ago. Turns out the two characters on the front cover are the narrator of the story, Jimmy, and his canine friend Ned. 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. His dad, Gavin tries —sometimes—to understand him, but can’t. Narrated in Jimmy's voice the language was simple but powerful at the same time. He was the go-between, going between the animal kingdom and this one. She was born in Sydney and studied law before deciding that being a lawyer was not for her. Jimmy Flick is unlike other children in fact, in a way he is a unique little boy who has learning difficulties. This is the story of a special little kid that nobody understands, not his mum, nor his doctor or teachers. 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 … A stunning heartbreak of a book. Okay. Sophie Laguna is a amazing writer. In The Eye of the Sheep, her great originality and talent will again amaze and But Jimmy was different – different from Robby and different from all the other kids. Jimmy Flick lived with his dad Gavin, older brother Robby and mum Paula. Fiction The Eye of the Sheep SOFIE LAGUNAAllen & Unwin, $29.99. Jimmy is a compelling central character who frames everything that happens to him with astonishing clarity; sometimes the only thing that makes sense in his. Refresh and try again. Her first novel for adults, One Foot Wrong, was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award. See 2 questions about The Eye of the Sheep…. Sofie has written the screenplay for the film of One Foot Wrong, scheduled for pre-production in 2014. In spite of it being a heartbreaking read I was left with a feeling of hope. (I hope my GR friends who loved this are still friends with me after this), Warning in advance: this is a rather long review! Where we see our parents, friends or siblings, he sees internal organs and blood rushing through their veins. Sometimes this frustration leads to physical violence. His mum was the only one who understood him, who could help him when his cells got out of control and he started running, racing, careening all over until he was stopped with a big, gigantic hug. This is a beautifully told story of Jimmy Flick, a little boy with behavioural problems, and his dysfunctional family. His cells sometimes spin very fast and sometimes he has to run very fast, from spot to spot to spot, to stop himself from spinning off the earth. It makes sense, then, that I bought this one. We have new and used copies available, in 2 editions - starting at $5.06. Welcome back. Sofie Laguna’s “ the Eye of the Sheep” is a disturbing tale of a family from Altona (outer Melbourne suburbs) mired in the dysfunction and deceipt of wife-beating and trapped in a low income cycle dictated by the father’s life long job at the local refinery. The Beautiful Read: The Eye Of The Sheep, Sofie Laguna. 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. Although Sofie Laguna doesn't use the words, young Jimmy, her narrator, is definitely … The Eye of the Sheep by Sofie Laguna was published in Australia in August 2014 by Allen & Unwin. This is a beautifully told story of Jimmy Flick, a little boy with behavioural problems, and his dysfunctional family. I was really looking forward to reading this but I just couldn't bring myself to finish it. And I know a lot of people have loved this book, but I was not one of them. But when their family of four becomes a family of two she worries how Jimmy will cope if anything ever happens to her. Australian author Sofie Laguna’s second novel for adults, The Eye of the Sheep, won the Miles Franklin Award on 23 June. Even better the story contained behind the cover was just as compelling to read. 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. I am rarely compelled to read a book only because of its cover, however the cover of THE EYE OF THE SHEEP was one of those rare occurrences, it leapt out of the catalogue and said “Pick me, pick me!” How could I refuse the demands of two such gorgeous characters staring at me? 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. 23 Jul 2014. Book marketers take note: I bought this one solely because of Emily Maguire’s testimonial on the cover. Buy The Eye of the Sheep by Sofie Laguna, Sofie Laguna, PaperBack format, from the Dymocks online bookstore. 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. I was in the bookshop at the time because I wanted something either sparkling or heartfelt or a wonder. ... as happy-looking as Sofie Laguna has written this wee beauty of a novel. Jimmy knew when his father had been drinking it was a time to maintain quiet and stay out of his way. 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. When he could see deep into the eye of the sheep he would feel calm; he could sleep …. Everyone was joined.”, The Stella Prize Nominee for Shortlist (2015), International Dublin Literary Award Nominee (2016), Voss Literary Prize Nominee for Shortlist (2015). 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. 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