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Reviewed August 14, via mobile. Reviewed August 13, via mobile. Reviewed August 11, via mobile. Reviewed August 5, Previous Next 1 2 3 4 5 6 … Vegetarian Friendly , Vegan Options. Also serves a full breakfast menu and Italian coffee throughout the day. Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Spurling tackles an overview of Farrell's oeuvre, but gets tediously tied up in comparisons with Stendhal, Mann, Dostoevsky and other academic side trips. Dean's essay is an affectionate tribute to the man he portrays him a brilliant storyteller, and excellent chef and fan of Julia Child and a generous and social friend who had to reinvent himself after a crippling bout of polio.
Can so little have changed? Farrell's novel is set in Simla, the Himalayan retreat to which nineteenth century British colonialists repaired to get away from the scorching and "unhealthy" summers in the plains. The weather in these highlands might be physically restorative for these people but in Farrell's story the social atmosphere is positively toxic. Emily, the high status daughter of a "Sir" in England is sent to India to find a husband. She feels the pinch of being associated with her lower status aunt and uncle and the shameful squeeze of becoming the unwitting companion to a socially ostracized fallen woman.
In the course of his professional duties as a medical doctor, her no-nonsense, atheist-tending, Scots-dialect-speaking uncle gets embroiled in a clerical dispute of farcical dimensions. Farrell uses the historic, and uniquely English, dispute between the Puseyite ritualists and the no-candles-or-choir-boys-in-skirts brigade as a means by which to convey, perhaps, the absurdity of the British hegemony in India. From this distance in time a dispute over religious ceremony that developed into a serious bun fight in the mid-nineteenth century C of E, and which ended with an Act of Parliament that was soon dumped and forgotten, seems really silly.
Sillier yet is that it gets played out in the Himalayas with a motley crew of displaced Brits attempting to impress the local people with the superiority of their culture. Would that Farrell had been able to finish ridiculing British rule. He died in Irish waters, swept away by waves while fishing off some rocks. Aug 03, James rated it it was amazing.
Unfinished, I know, but, if an incomplete novel is to be offered to a reader, this is how to do it. The essays are sympathetic, appropriate and appreciative, and the work itself promised to be as good as anything else Farrell wrote - and that is very good indeed. Farrell had this knack of making history not familiar but even stranger: How very odd the past was, a different country indeed - and, i Unfinished, I know, but, if an incomplete novel is to be offered to a reader, this is how to do it. How very odd the past was, a different country indeed - and, implied, so will ours become to others in time.
May 24, Sharon rated it it was ok. I was a little bit disappointed with it. The story was obviously written a while ago in colonial times and for that part it was a quiet tale and interesting, but I hadn't understood that he did not finish it and died before he did so it stops very abruptly. Not very satisfying, bit of a shame it had the makings of a good story. May 13, Deepti rated it liked it Shelves: I really liked this piece of fiction from colonial India.
It paints an intriguing picture of the life of the British officer in the 'hill stations' of India. It gives insights into colonial practices and the intentions behind them. Also thrown in is a bit of religion, the practice of proselytisation and the arrival of the memsahibs.
Fitting as I have mainly read this in Kandy - the Sri Lankan equivalent of a hill station. Enough in this unfinished novel to remind me of the ability he had to capture and convey complexities with an assured ironic voice. Jul 05, Caterina rated it really liked it. Just wish he'd finished this. Sep 09, Dorothy rated it it was amazing.
About – The Hill Station
This is only a fragment of the last book that the author was writing when he drowned off Ireland. Includes essays by other writers and critics about his work and life. Gorg rated it really liked it Dec 06, Ray rated it liked it Feb 01, Nancy Boehm rated it it was amazing Jun 08, GoodBooks rated it liked it Jan 18, Neil rated it really liked it Sep 25, Jill Mackin rated it really liked it Sep 13, Daniel Stowe rated it liked it Aug 13, Mr HP Fraser rated it it was ok Jul 26, Mike rated it it was amazing Mar 06, Jonathan Goddard rated it really liked it Feb 22, James rated it really liked it Aug 07, Nayanatara Gopal rated it really liked it Nov 12, Jun 15, Rachel rated it liked it Shelves: Fascinating and tragic to read a book that finishes in media res.
Keith Currie rated it really liked it Jan 26, Sue Maycock rated it liked it Sep 09, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. James Gordon Farrell, known as J.