Flying to Nowhere



John Fuller s first novel opens with the arrival of church agent Vane on a remote Welsh island where he is to investigate the disappearance of pilgrims visiting its sacred well While Vane looks for clues and corpses the local Abbot seaches for the location of the soul Magical and poetic, Flying to Nowhere awakens our secret hopes and fears and our need to believe in miracles. Read Flying to Nowhere – e17streets4all.co.ukFlying to Nowhere

John Fuller is an English poet, author and critic He is an Emeritus Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was Tutor in English Librarian Note There isthan one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread forinformation

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  • 89 pages
  • Flying to Nowhere
  • John Fuller
  • English
  • 14 February 2017
  • 0907540279

10 thoughts on “Flying to Nowhere

  1. says:

    Rating 4.5 of fiveThe Publisher Says Flying to Nowhere is a modern Gothic novel with spiritual overtones that open out a set of classic novelistic quests Set on a remote Welsh island during the Middle Ages, the tale is woven around two main charactersem Vane, an emissary sent by the Bishop to investigate the disappearance of a number of pilgrims to the island s miraculous well and the abbot, who dissects cadavers in a desperate attempt to find the human soul In language that oscillate Rating 4.5 of fiveThe Publisher Says Flying to Nowhere is a modern Gothic novel with spiritual overtones that open out a set of classic novelistic quests Set on a remote Welsh island during the Middle Ages, the tale is woven around two main charactersem Vane, an emissary sent by the Bishop to investigate the disappearance of a number of pilgrims to the island s miraculous well and the abbot, who dissects cadavers in a desperate attempt to find the human soul In language that oscillates between graphic and lyrical extremes, John Fuller relates the intricate thematic parallels of their quests which remain unresolved even at the end Flying to Nowhere, in which the existence o...

  2. says:

    This tiny novel about monks back in the day when being a monk really meant something has lingered in my mind like the memory of a perfect day, or what I imagine a memory of a perfect day would be like if I d ever had one, but I can t for the life of me remember what was so good about it There was some weird catastrophe which happened at the monastery There was a flood There were animals in various states of undress There was laughter an...

  3. says:

    Very odd very peculiar So dense with lyrical language it takes real effort to make it through the fairly simple plot, and while I appreciate the book s ruminations on life, death, and the separation of flesh and spirit I have trouble with any written work that sacrifices story for ex...

  4. says:

    I can t even begin to say I understood everything in this book I m not even sure one is supposed to It was a beautiful and interesting story though I highly recommend it, and if you do pick it up don t look up much about it before you spend a couple hours curled up with it and a warm mug of tea.

  5. says:

    I have a sentimental attachment to this book and have read it many times, usually in the middle of the night when I m sick or can t sleep It is a dark and broody tale, a poetic meditation on the soul in the form of a gothic m...

  6. says:

    Hmmmno one seems to be reading John Fuller Now s your chance to change that This book is a series of dreamy, impressionistic vignettes which depict facets of life for young girls in a convent Like many of the best authors, Fuller is a poet, and this book has an enchanted lyrical quality in its texture The writing is sensual, and much better than most I value the surface texture in art, an aspect which is muchimportant than the conceptual nature of a piece So, I wishnovelist Hmmmno one seems to be reading John Fuller Now s your chance to change that This book is a series of dreamy, impressionistic vignettes which depict facets of life for young girls in a convent Like many of the best authors, Fuller is a poet, and this book has an enchanted lyrical quality in its texture The writing is sensual, and much better than most I value the surface texture in art, an aspect which is muchimportant than the conceptual nature o...

  7. says:

    A strange and wonderful wee book that would make a strange and wonderful wee film.

  8. says:

    The New York Times Book Review called John Fuller s Flying to Nowhere As rich and exciting as The Name of the Rose, but deeper anddisturbing I call it one weird little book The blurb on the back makes it sound like a mystery Set at an isolated monastery on an island off the coast of Wales, it follows Vane, an emissary from the bishop, who has been sent to investigate the disappearance of over twenty pilgrims who never returned from a visit to the island s miraculous well The Abbot se The New York Times Book Review called John Fuller s Flying to Nowhere As rich and exciting as The Name of the Rose, but deeper anddisturbing I call it one weird little book The blurb on the back makes it sound like a mystery Set at an isolated monastery on an island off the coast of Wales, it follows Vane, an emissary from the bishop, who has been sent to investigate the disappearance of over twenty pilgrims who never returned from a visit to the island s miraculous well The Abbot seems remarkably unconcerned that pilgrims have vanished And, in fact, seems rather vague about whether any pilgrims ever arrived at all He doesn t really bother himself with that, you know He s too busy dissecting any cadavers that happen to come his way in an all out search for the...

  9. says:

    This is better than the name of the rose despite being dreamier andlyrical As indian literature continues to prove, there is no need to drag in foreign tongues to mark authenticity, even if the setting is medieval The cover is amazing I kept thinking that nothing in the novel is going to justify its commonplace title, but I cannot say it is out ...

  10. says:

    I finished reading Flying to Nowhere yesterday morning on the bus on the way to work It was interesting It s a short novel about 90 pages about a medieval island Abbey that houses a well whose waters are said to give miraculous cures Unfortunately, the Bishop has become concerned, and has sent an emissary to investigate It seems that the number of pilgrims visiting the island has fallen off and many of the pilgrims who go don t come back.The story opens with Vane, the emissary, arriving I finished reading Flying to Nowhere yesterday morning on the bus on the way to work It was interesting It s a short novel about 90 pages about a medieval island Abbey that houses a well whose waters are said to give miraculous cures Unfortunately, the Bishop has become concerned, and has sent an emissary to investigate It seems that the number of pilgrims visiting the island has fallen off and many of the pilgrims who go don t come back.The story opens with Vane, the emissary, arriving on the island and meeting the nameless Abbot Vane is a practical and unlikable man and the Abbot is a philosophical dreamer.So far it sounds like the set up for a historical mystery a la Ellis Peters Brother Cadfael series But that is not to be Fuller has no apparent interest in telling a traditional mystery story In Flying to Nowhere the plot and the characters se...

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