Stillways: A Memoir



[EPUB] ✽ Stillways: A Memoir ❂ Steve Bisley – E17streets4all.co.uk From Steve Bisley, one of Australia s favourite actors, comes a classic memoir of an Australian childhood in the sGrowing up on a farm called Stillways, Steve daydreamed about cars and escape His stor From Steve Bisley, one of Australia s favourite actors, comes a classic memoir of an Australian childhood in the sGrowing up on a farm called Stillways, Steve daydreamed about cars and escape His story is about him hero worshipping his older brother with Brylcreem Stillways: A Epub / in his hair going to school as a young kid with bus money knotted into a hanky and clutching his Globite school case fighting bullies at school and dreaming about girlsBut there s a darker thread running through the story the father who d take out his frustrations by savagely belting his young children a struggling mother who d do anything to protect her kids a young boy irrevocably marked by his father s anger.Stillways: A Memoir

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Stillways: A Memoir PDF á Stillways: A  Epub /
  • Paperback
  • 298 pages
  • Stillways: A Memoir
  • Steve Bisley
  • English
  • 07 August 2019
  • 0732297842

10 thoughts on “Stillways: A Memoir

  1. says:

    Steve Bisley is a talented actor who I always enjoy watching on the big or small screen His stories from his childhood made for an enjoyable weekend read.

  2. says:

    I d like to give 3.5 stars, but the system wants either 3 or 4, and I had to choose.I enjoyed this but nearly gave up a couple of times when he seemed to be trying too hard to be a writer Flowery descriptions and lyrical musings that sort of thing at times when I thought they were getting in the way I also found it a bit choppy, with little slices of life here and there and lots of chapters but as time went on and people reappeared in succeeding chapters, the story flowed better.Overall, I d like to give 3.5 stars, but the system wants either 3 or 4, and I had to choose.I enjoyed this but nearly gave up a couple of times when he seemed to be trying too hard to be a writer Flowery descriptions and lyrical musings that sort of thing at times when I thought they were getting in the way I also found it a bit choppy, with little slices of life here and there and lots of chapters but as time went on and people reappeared in succeeding chapters, the story flowed better.Overall, it rang true and was very readable and nostalgic Although I didn t grow up when he did, I have a strong memory of people telling me about their childhoods then, and of course, many of the things he remembers fondly continued for years in the Aussie bush, and I experienced them first hand School holidays, swimming holes, long train trips, men oppressing women and women taking it, kids exasperated with their lot and the like When he isn t trying too hard, he has a nice way with words and tells a good story I look forward to the next instalment

  3. says:

    I wasn t sure what to expect but I enjoyed Bisley s memoir very much Lyrical observations of his childhood in country NSW some shocking, some humourous Honest, loving and hurt.

  4. says:

    Just as I recall my days at wyong high school and 1b Our first date was a disaster for Steve, but I did not know how he could walk all the way home Love you Steve

  5. says:

    This book was a joy to read, sad in parts but mostly uplifting Steve Bisley has a great writing style, he ll take you on a nostalgic journey of yesteryear, what it felt like to be a kid in Australia in the 60 s 70 s Looking forward to reading his new memoir All the Burning Bridges This book was a joy to read, sad in parts but mostly uplifting Steve Bisley has a great writing style, he ll take you on a nostalgic journey of yesteryear, what it felt like to be a kid in Australia in the 60 s 70 s Looking forward to reading his new memoir All the Burning Bridges

  6. says:

    I happened upon Stillways while lending support at a local gallery and craft shop Steve Bisley is one of those iconic Australian actors, never perhaps appearing on the big screen internationally except in Mad Max , but almost always there in supporting roles He s much like Bryan Brown in that respect I have a fondness for the roles he s played and his presence on air has been part of my cultural experience growing up.Stillways captured my attention and dragged me away from otherpressin I happened upon Stillways while lending support at a local gallery and craft shop Steve Bisley is one of those iconic Australian actors, never perhaps appearing on the big screen internationally except in Mad Max , but almost always there in supporting roles He s much like Bryan Brown in that respect I have a fondness for the roles he s played and his presence on air has been part of my cultural experience growing up.Stillways captured my attention and dragged me away from otherpressing reading work I am not a hug fan of memoirs, I have read about 3 in my lifetime, but I couldn t stop reading There s an honesty and earthiness in this book, humour and dark secrets And love, love that hits you square in the eyes in the final pages I didn t have cash with me to buy the book but was able to pick it up online.The opening chapters read like prose poetry and had me wondering where Bisley had been hiding this talent There s a palpable love of the physically environment of Stillways and Bisley s descriptions bring the place alive in words The soaking wind curves around the channel that empties Lake Macquarie into the Pacific Ocean It blows across Pulbah Island and reaches to the sodden south There is no rain, but a thin wetness There is no whisper through the casuarinas brought by other winds they are bowed and heavy now and all things feel sunk and riven This is the only way to see my home This is the only true way to see my home.Read the full review at my blog

  7. says:

    Not bad but not compelling either

  8. says:

    Extraordinary writing clear, precise, evocative Nothing sentimental in this autobiography in which Steve experiences dreadful physical violence from his father Bisley s voice is strong, yet has a tenderness too His descriptions of an Aussie boy s childhood is so true that you can smell the dust of the country roads I m on to his next volume already.

  9. says:

    It was a surprising read, this book From a man I thought was one of theconservative established Australian actors, who wouldn t be my first choice as a lead, though I know how well respected he is on screen.The book tracks his life on the family farm, Wyong, NSW, from a young lad, a reticent father who he vaguely notices a darkness around, a caring mother who may or may not understand this, and a tough elder brother A down home and honest start to life, perhaps helping with the directnes It was a surprising read, this book From a man I thought was one of theconservative established Australian actors, who wouldn t be my first choice as a lead, though I know how well respected he is on screen.The book tracks his life on the family farm, Wyong, NSW, from a young lad, a reticent father who he vaguely notices a darkness around, a caring mother who may or may not understand this, and a tough elder brother A down home and honest start to life, perhaps helping with the directness of the writing style the author employs.The style is dry, minimal in that laconic Australian way, episodic, suggestive, and very easy to read As this book was a gift for me, I m glad, since it would never have been something I d have picked up Thanks Dad.Although tracing the arc of the book feels like something which has been done a thousand times in other books or movies, Bisley cleverly brings shards of light onto the whole picture of his coming of age, his family, even life as it was a generation prior We call them simpler times, but growing up is never straightforward or logical

  10. says:

    If I had never read William McInnes memoirs, I probably would have liked this It hard work in places and no less honest of Bisley s relationship with his father but it is, unfortunately, derivative The references to products and societal, gender and relationship traits common to white Australians in the 1950s and 60s the awkwardness of boys trying to men in this case with poor role models the mates hip it s all very white Australia and all so very similar to the McInness work which pr If I had never read William McInnes memoirs, I probably would have liked this It hard work in places and no less honest of Bisley s relationship with his father but it is, unfortunately, derivative The references to products and societal, gender and relationship traits common to white Australians in the 1950s and 60s the awkwardness of boys trying to men in this case with poor role models the mates hip it s all very white Australia and all so very similar to the McInness work which precedes it Bisley s tortured yearning for a relationship with his father drives the work and it was in these passages that the book shone such as the starling opening pages but it s not enough to sustain it

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