Five Bells has 117 reviews. Jodie said: A very literary read with astonishing prose. The book is so poetic and there is not a single turn of phrase or pa.
Five Bells isn't a bad book. But it's not a very satisfying one either. Jones' novel is inspired by the 1939 Kenneth Slessor poem of the same.
Five Bells has 737 ratings and 119 reviews. Jodie said: A very literary read with astonishing prose. The book is so poetic and there is not a single turn. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Claiming age and the intrusion into staff's family life, the following year I changed tack to a series of day excursions for the students under my care — and Five Bells (novel) seemed to work just as well, without the Five Bells (novel). Stockmen, gangsters and a belligerent writer all gather to the fray, as the investigation becomes embroiled with a much darker conspiracy. Another character, Pei Xing, is a sixty year old Chinese migrant. Boat Harbour Beach is one of the most beautiful on the island. Had Five Bells a more commercial story structure along with the gorgeous prose I wouldn't hesitate in recommending it but I think its rather pretentious literary bent limits its appeal. Share on Email Newsletters.