The Weaver Fish

The Weaver Fish

RobertEdeson / Jun 06, 2020

The Weaver Fish Cambridge linguist Edvard T ssentern presumed dead reappears after a balloon crash When he staggers in from a remote swamp gravely ill and swollen beyond recognition his colleagues at the research

  • Title: The Weaver Fish
  • Author: RobertEdeson
  • ISBN: 9781922089526
  • Page: 193
  • Format: Paperback
  • Cambridge linguist Edvard T ssentern, presumed dead, reappears after a balloon crash When he staggers in from a remote swamp, gravely ill and swollen beyond recognition, his colleagues at the research station are overjoyed But Edvard s discovery about a rare giant bird throws them all into the path of an international crime ring.The Weaver Fish is a gripping adventure stCambridge linguist Edvard T ssentern, presumed dead, reappears after a balloon crash When he staggers in from a remote swamp, gravely ill and swollen beyond recognition, his colleagues at the research station are overjoyed But Edvard s discovery about a rare giant bird throws them all into the path of an international crime ring.The Weaver Fish is a gripping adventure story Set on the island nation of Ferendes in the South China Sea, this book s sound science and mathematical games will make you question all that you know, or think you know, about weaver fish, giant condors, the infamous tornado proof Reckles Texan hat, and much much Praise for the book Evocative writing, in which the science is an essential character The ideas stimulate and mesmerise Robyn Williams, ABC Radio National, The Science Show

    Weever The Weaver Fish by Robert Edeson Jan , The Weaver Fish is one of those books thats difficult to put into a neat box Its fictional non fiction, which reads like non fiction for the first third including footnotes , and a crime thriller for the final two thirds which weaves in things youve learnt from earlier in the book. The Weaver Fish Edeson, Robert Jun , The Weaver Fish is fiendishly clever a novel unlike anything you ve read before Books Publishing Evocative writing, in which the science is an essential character The ideas stimulate and mesmerise Robyn Williams, ABC Radio National, The Science Show Weaverfish Oct , Directed by Harrison Wall With Shane O Meara, Lucy Jane Quinlan, Josh Ockenden, Jessie Morell After spending the night partying at a condemned river creek, the atmosphere is soon lost for quiet teenager Reece and his friends Headaches and heartaches give way to a terrifying race back to civilisation as a grossly disfiguring virus takes hold on the most vulnerable. The Weaver Fish by Robert Edeson, Paperback Barnes Noble Jun , the weaver fish Within the opaquely threaded dialects of the Ferendes, and in all the languages of all the coasts that share their latitude, there must be ten thousand distinct words for weaver fish More words than reported sightings. Weeverfish Weever Fish Stings Spike, Pain Relief Mar , The weeverfish weever fish is the most venomous fish found in the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Eastern Atlantic Ocean, North Sea, and European coastal areas It is often referred to as the sea dragon, sea cat, stang, and adder pike Weeverfish are small to inches long , and usually live in the sand or mud, often burying themselves, along coastal areas. Beware the Weever fish British Marine Life Study Society Weever fish Trachinus species stings are frequent summer accidents in the coastal towns of Italy Patients usually present with intense pain in the affected part usually the foot, or less frequently, the hand , followed within a few hours by spreading erythema and edema. Weever Fish Cornwall Council The weever fish encountered on the beach is known as the Lesser Weever fish Although its sting can pack a considerable punch it is relatively small, measuring up to cm long The weever fish is Lesser weever Fish With Weaver Charter Fishing At Fish With Weaver we commit to releasing all fish over In partnership with CCA and the American Littoral Society we will tag your fish if possible, if it is over we will submit to the MDDNR for a Citation Award and we can arrange for a replica Mount so you can have memories for a lifetime.

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        Robert Edeson was born in Perth, Western Australia, and educated at Christ Church Grammar School, the University of Western Australia and the University of Cambridge He has been a consultant anaesthetist and researcher, publishing in the neuroscience, biophysical and mathematical literatures He lives in Perth The Weaver Fish is his first work of fiction.


    1. An impossible book to review with it’s myriad fictional forms, addendums, footnotes, and unreliable and shifting narration. Totally, utterly, completely bonkers. Edeson is either a lunatic or a genius. Probably both.

    2. I loved this book! But be warned, you must press on to Chapter Five before you have the foggiest idea what it’s ‘about’. Do not, I repeat, do not abandon this book because you don’t ‘get it’ in the first chapters, it starts making sense from page 35 onwards, and from Chapter Six onwards, trust me, it is unputdownable. And sooooo clever!I’d better explain myself. This is the blurb:Cambridge linguist Edvard Tøssentern, presumed dead, reappears after a balloon crash. When he staggers [...]

    3. Really don't know what to make of this book - it is either a very good, cleverly written novel, or it is just a poorly written and edited one. I cannot make up my mind, but am leaning towards the later as it took me so long to read.

    4. A very, very strange book with lots of big words and invisible carnivorous fish and flocks of mosquitoes and a missing person or two. I think it takes a certain sort of reader to get it.I got it. I think. The characters are oddballs, endearing and otherwise. The prose swoops from brilliant dialogue to opaque technical and scientific journal articles, with punnery and profanity liberally salted throughout. The character names are laugh out loud funny, as in A B C Darien and Edvard Tøssentern, th [...]

    5. I read someone reviewing this book who pondered at one point whether they were smart enough to read it. In the end they concluded they were. I never reached that same conclusion but I certainly enjoyed it nevertheless. It is no surprise to find the author has been published in neuroscience, biophysical and mathematical literature. There are just so many academic references and footnotes, all of which could have been complete fantasy as far as I am concerned, despite some of the ideas being quite [...]

    6. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Weaver Fish is all over the place. It begins with five chapters that are ostensible scientific journal articles or newspaper pieces about vastly different topics. One of them was a magazine article written about a guy who'd written a book about how to save yourself from an airplane midair disaster by latching onto a plane wing and directing it safely to the ground. Sadly, that Chekov's gun goes unfired, and I was real [...]

    7. The Weaver Fish is one of those books that’s difficult to put into a neat box. It’s fictional non-fiction, which reads like non-fiction for the first third (including footnotes), and a crime thriller for the final two thirds which weaves in things you’ve learnt from earlier in the book.It took me a while to get into this, partly because I’d been reading a lot of non-fiction and wanted a break and the first section of this has a very non-fiction style. But mainly I think this is just a bo [...]

    8. My brother Recently sent me a proof that 1=2. It is rather elegant and seems to work until you give it close examination. I imagine that Robert Edeson would enjoy that type of puzzle, and I imagine he and my brother would get on well. I'd introduce them: Robert, Recently; Recently, Robert. Robert Edeson has written a wonderful book with a hero named Worse and a villain called Fiendisch, plus a whole lot more, and he gets away with it. In The Weaver Fish a corrupt administration on an island some [...]

    9. Ever read a book that you know you should just absolutely love, and yet somehow you're not quite getting it. It's a bit like that feeling you get when you're invited to a party and show up in fancy dress only to realise that you'd muddled up the invitations.The quote for the book is from Robyn Williams, ABC Radio National's The Science Show - "Evocative writing, in which the science is an essential character. The ideas stimulate and mesmerise."Not having been any good at science at school might [...]

    10. The Weaver Fish is unlike any other book that I've read before. It is an adventure/mystery story, yes, and I invite you to read the synopsis at fremantlepress/book where you can also read preview pages and book club notes (which are quite entertaining). What makes The Weaver Fish unique is the amount of material, in the form of footnotes and select documents, that support the events and concepts mentioned in the book (keeping in mind that this is a fictitious story). Even the foreword, notes and [...]

    11. ~Received for free from First Reads on The Weaver Fish by Robert Edeson is a hard book to categorise. Although primarily a crime/mystery novel, it manages to incorporate footnotes giving the novel an eerie non-fiction feel. The use of the footnotes was a genius touch and it really contributes to the novel and its authenticity, providing what could easily be a real life depiction of events that have occurred.The book is rather slow at the start, jumping from multiple plot lines but as the story p [...]

    12. I received a free copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, Aardvark Bureau!The reviews I read about this book said that it was a hard read. Well, they were right. Full of scientific, historical and linguistic facts, it's hard to discern whether they are real or made up (thank you, Google for your help). Some parts were so beautifully written, that they were enjoyable to read: philosophical digressions about the act of dreaming, a legend involving the elusive weaver fish a [...]

    13. If you like Umberto Eco then this might be an excellent choice: hugely imaginative, playful, erudite and downright bonkers in places, this is certainly mis-categorised as 'crime' and will disappoint or puzzle if that's what you expect when you come to it.Instead, It's a literary tour-de-force that jumps from the sinister yet beautiful weaver fish, to dream theory, flying, maths and language. What it shares with Eco is a dazzling yet lightly-worn erudition and intellectual stretch, but it's warme [...]

    14. I am writing about the forthcoming edition of this book. I believe it was first published in 2014. I was drawn to it by the eclectic range of reviews which I read. After the first few chapters I have become totally confused. Reading this novel is a surreal experience. It is like waking from a series of weird dreams.Eventually the story started to settle on a more conventional pattern set in Western Australia. Indeed it seemed to be developing into a fast paced thriller. However the underlying su [...]

    15. Linguists, the south pacific, speculative science, a battle against illegal loggers and strip miners, dream theory, surrealism, conflation, heroic mathematics, determinative silence, logic metaphor goddamn I'm delighted. Plenty to work with to investigate themes of humanity and nature and philosophy and reality and history and identity, presented with charm and humor through lovable oddball characters and a well-paced plot to tie it all together. The only disquieting point is that the author's g [...]

    16. Even though reading Robert Edeson’s The Weaver Fish made me feel simultaneously smarter and stupider, I’m glad I took a chance on this odd story. The Weaver Fish is both thriller and intellectual exercise, cyberpunk and philosophy. I fear that this review will not do the book justiceRead the rest of my review at A Bookish Type. I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley for review consideration.

    17. This is one of the strangest books I have ever read; you really have to persevere. Once you get caught up in the incredible adventure story, you won't want to put it down. However, there are whole chapters on science that most probably are factual as the book has won Science awards; they were incomprehensible. Also incomprehensible were the whole chapters on the history and interpretation of language. The story of the weaver fish and the condors are more like science fiction but absolutely fasci [...]

    18. I received this book through good reads first reads for free. It has taken me a lot longer than normal for me to finish this book. Partly because I'm so busy but a lot had to do with what Lisa said. The book is difficult to follow and understand at the beginning. That made it difficult to stick with and I am one that has a very difficult time completely abandoning a book! Press on and stick with it. It does start to come together and get good.

    19. Wow - a mind blowing book. The first few chapters were quite hard going because the main plot didn't begin until a few chapters in, however the end of the book linked everything together very nicely. A very different book to what I have read before and very intellectually written. Well done.

    20. A curious story full of rich language and astounding fabrication. Did I say fabrication? Surely I meant to say facts. The Weaver fish is real isn't it?

    21. Fictional Non-Fiction Fragments and a Crime Novella in Search of a BookThere are a few parts of this book, a few fragments and bits and throwaways, that are so good you are pleased to have read it even though there are substantial stretches that don't really go anywhere. Think of a gifted jazz musician who wanders around on his instrument, but sometimes hits on something true and affecting. Or, maybe better, think of a collection of short pieces with a wide range of hits, misses, and almosts. Th [...]

    22. Thanks to NetGalley, the publisher and author for the opportunity to read and review this book.Whew - this was a tough one. I wanted to stop reading so many times but pressed on. This is definitely a book that I just wasn't smart enough to get - it reads more like a textbook, with multitudes of footnotes, equations, scientific jargon that I just didn't get or even care about. There were some interesting plot lines where I stopped and read more slowly but most of the time I just wanted to be done [...]

    23. Science, semiotics, philosophy and silly names all wrapped up in an effective, and sometimes hilarious thriller. Apart from that barely descriptive blurb, I am probably not smart enough to effectively review this book.

    24. The Weaver Fish by Robert EdesonThis book purports to be a novel. Frankly I didn't see it. It appeared to be a collection of disconnected narratives that I never could quite connect. Some of the narratives were interesting but some were beyond dry. Sometimes it reads as a text book and other times it seems like a novel. There seem to be a couple of plots that are intermingled. Puns seem to enter into the equation with some of the names, such as Edvard Tossenturn or Worse. There were things that [...]

    25. Don't know what to make of this book.Is it a novel or non fiction?Are they fact or made up?Maybe I'll re read at some time in the future.I was given a digital copy of this book by the publisher Aardvark Bureau via Netgalley in return for an honest unbiased review.

    26. I won this book in a first reads giveaway. It sounded fascinating from the blurb, I am definitely a science chick. But it just too me a very long time to get in to, and I found myself confused on more than one occasion. However it is a very clever book.

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