The Glace Bay Miners' Museum: The Novel

The Glace Bay Miners' Museum: The Novel

Sheldon Currie / Feb 21, 2020

The Glace Bay Miners Museum The Novel A passionate and compassionate book whose ending is shattering and unforgettable Terrific storytelling set in Cape Breton s coal region A love story set in the coal mining region of CB staggering

  • Title: The Glace Bay Miners' Museum: The Novel
  • Author: Sheldon Currie
  • ISBN: 9781895415056
  • Page: 241
  • Format: None
  • A passionate and compassionate book whose ending is shattering and unforgettable Terrific storytelling set in Cape Breton s coal region.A love story set in the coal mining region of CB staggering

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    1. LOVE this book! Quirky, hilarious, miserable, human. Another five-star read for the second time, years after I first read it. The ending is an absolute shocker, one you'll never forget. And, by the way, the movie with Helena Bonham Carter is really well done too.


    2. I love Cape Breton literature, but this one was just too morbid for me. I think the big reason it go so popular among tourists coming to the island is because Helena Carter was starring in the film (oddly enough she isn't Canadian nor is she very convincing in her role as a Cape Breton mining girl). Mairead (Gaelic) "Margaret" is an adolescent girl living in the Reserve Mines of the island, in a small town where things just haven't been the same since her beloved brother and father were killed i [...]


    3. This book is an unedited view into the lives of Cape Breton miners. It is a very quick read, making it a highly suitable for a grade 11 college English class. Although there is not significant character development, it is an excellent read to get an understanding of the complexities of life for miners and their families. The author does a very good job describing the external forces that influence the miners' quest to improve their quality of life, and the unfortunate outcome.


    4. Sad and lyrical, marching towards a tragic denouement as Canadian miners and the women who lvoe them struggle against the overwhelming odds of corporate power and the dangers of underground labor.


    5. How I Came To Read This Book: Two words - Canadian Lit. Required course for my degree.The Plot: Margaret McNeil is your typical hard-done-by Canadian female protagonist, daughter of a bitter Maritime family, and lover of a gruff miner - Neil Currie. In fact, this book is sort of a Maritime version of something like Margaret Laurence's 'Stone Angel' when looking at the younger version of Hagar Shipley. The Good & The Bad: I don't remember tons about this book, other than the film version star [...]


    6. I love the diversity of Helena Bonham Carter's roles, so when I saw the movie version of this book I was intrigued to know more about the main character, Margaret. Unfortunately, this is one of those cases where the book really doesn't offer any new insights into the characters. Margaret had a strong voice at the beginning, but the ending left me no less bewildered than in the movie. It felt abrupt and sloppy which then flavored what I thought of the book as a whole. Disappointing.


    7. I think having visited the Glace Bay Mining Museum and seeing the movie Margaret's Museum made all the difference for me. The book itself didnt thrill me. It was goodbut not amazing. Having been to the mine and seen the movies and heard the stories of the lives of miners, I think made me appreciate the story more.


    8. More CanLit (or CLit, as we called it in high school). Very distinctly eastern, very funny, but very sadly true in many parts. I've been to the actual Miner's Museum and it's nothing like the one in the book. If it was, it probably wouldn't have been a required field trip for elementary students.


    9. Once I got past the terrible grammar I was able to enjoy the story. I knew what to expect as I'd seen Margaret's Museum, but it was still an interesting read



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