Not Wanted on the Voyage

Not Wanted on the Voyage

Book - 2006
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Not Wanted on the Voyage is the story of the great flood and the first time the world ended. It is a brilliant, unforgettable drama filled with an extraordinary cast of remarkable characters: the tyrannical Noah and his indomitable wife, Mrs. Noyes; the aging and irritable Yahweh; a chorus of singing sheep; and a unicorn destined for a horrible death. With pathos and pageantry, desperation and hope, magic and mythology, this acclaimed novel weaves its unforgettable spell.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Penguin Canada, 2006, c1984.
ISBN: 9780143055075
Branch Call Number: FIN
Characteristics: xi, 339 p.


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Joni52 Mar 15, 2014

I first read this book the year it came out, and then several times again over the years. It is one of Findley's most powerful books and one of the most memorable books I have ever read. It confirmed what I'd always thought about Noah (and God), but then I'd side with animals over mankind anyday anyway. Findley is one of our greatest underappreciated Canadian writers. I recommend it highly (and it isn't his treatment of women you need to worry about, it is what he has to say about the cruelty of men that rings so true).

Nineshadesofnifty Nov 28, 2012

We read this in our book club and I found it to be a challenging read, it made me uncomfortable at times and pushed the envelope in the way it treated women.

Mar 31, 2011

this is a re-telling of the story of Noah Ark, but is a weird-twisted-sort of storyline. I guess the author tried to give the characters more individuality and a story to each during the craziness of building an ark and getting the animals on board. Overall it was an OK read, not sure if I would read any other books by this author though.

Aug 29, 2010

An amazing book. It will make you cry but is worth every tear shed.

Jul 27, 2010

A great book. Noah turns out to be quite a dick in this flood revision. Maybe he was.

alleycat Oct 03, 2008

One of my favourite books of all time ... masterful storytelling, stunning imagery and exceptionally good characterizations make this Biblical tale of Noah's ark a most memorable read. Terrific choice for book-clubbers.

SPARKY_M Jun 10, 2008

i really enjoyed this book, Timothy Findley is such a great author,


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Jan 03, 2015

One of the best novels I've ever read, and I've read a lot.
The story of Noah's ark but with Noah and his family as real people.
Insightful critique of patriarchal and hierarchical society.
Wonderful character development, beautiful storyline hilariously told and a tearjerker ending, READ THIS BOOK!!!

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