Colleen McCullough / Feb 29, 2020

Tim Mary Horton is content with her comfortable solitary existence until she meets Tim A beautiful young man with the mind of a child a gentle outcast in a cruel unbending world he illuminates the darkn

  • Title: Tim
  • Author: Colleen McCullough
  • ISBN: 9782290011416
  • Page: 154
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Mary Horton is content with her comfortable, solitary existence until she meets Tim A beautiful young man with the mind of a child a gentle outcast in a cruel, unbending world he illuminates the darkness of Mary s days with his boyish innocence And he will shatter the lonely, middle aged spinster s respectable, ordered life with a forbidden promise of a very speMary Horton is content with her comfortable, solitary existence until she meets Tim A beautiful young man with the mind of a child a gentle outcast in a cruel, unbending world he illuminates the darkness of Mary s days with his boyish innocence And he will shatter the lonely, middle aged spinster s respectable, ordered life with a forbidden promise of a very special love.

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      • Colleen McCullough

        Colleen Margaretta McCullough was an Australian author known for her novels, her most well known being The Thorn Birds and Tim.Raised by her mother in Wellington and then Sydney, McCullough began writing stories at age 5 She flourished at Catholic schools and earned a physiology degree from the University of New South Wales in 1963 Planning become a doctor, she found that she had a violent allergy to hospital soap and turned instead to neurophysiology the study of the nervous system s functions She found jobs first in London and then at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut After her beloved younger brother Carl died in 1965 at age 25 while rescuing two drowning women in the waters off Crete, a shattered McCullough quit writing She finally returned to her craft in 1974 with Tim, a critically acclaimed novel about the romance between a female executive and a younger, mentally disabled gardener As always, the author proved her toughest critic Actually, she said, it was an icky book, saccharine sweet A year later, while on a paltry 10,000 annual salary as a Yale researcher, McCullough just Col to her friends began work on the sprawling The Thorn Birds, about the lives and loves of three generations of an Australian family Many of its details were drawn from her mother s family s experience as migrant workers, and one character, Dane, was based on brother Carl Though some reviews were scathing, millions of readers worldwide got caught up in her tales of doomed love and other natural calamities The paperback rights sold for an astonishing 1.9 million In all, McCullough wrote 11 novels.Source people article colleen


    1. The story of the book is a woman with an intellectually-challenged man and how they relate to each other and the world. The story in this review is of a real-life couple in a similar relationship.Joey was a local guy from a little out-island. He'd been the boyfriend of my friend Mari who was from a wealthy family in Boston and working here as a school librarian whilst building her million-dollar house. They'd been in the States together and she'd bought him a bike, not a Harley but a really big [...]

    2. Tim, Colleen McCulloughIt portrays the story of the developing relationship between an older, middle-class woman, Mary Horton, who lives on her own and a handsome, developmentally impaired 24-year-old gardener, Tim Melville, whom she hires. تاریخ نخستین خوانش: بیست و چهارم آگوست سال 1999 میلادیعنوان: با تو شاید؛ نویسنده: کالین مک کالو؛ مترجم: مریم مفتاحی؛ تهران، شیرین، 1377؛ در 296 ص؛ شاب [...]

    3. Colleen McCullough is an author I'm glad to have finally read. This audio was enjoyable, a talented narrator that switched from characters seamlessly, especially for Tim's character, a developmentally delayed adult who is unknowingly trapped in the most handsome body, with the mind of a younger child. This book was written in the 70's, so it was a blast from the past hearing the word 'retarded' and 'retard' as this was the way back then. I found this to be a very well written and lushly descript [...]

    4. Wow There is so much that I want to say about this book, and I don't know if I will really be able to do it all justice. I think I'm just going to go for my tried and true method and just ask you to tag along with my ramblings Hopefully it will make sense at the end. :)On the surface, "Tim" is a story of an unlikely relationship between a child-like 25 year old mentally retarded man, the title character, and a 43 year old straight-laced and emotionally distant spinster, Mary Horton. Naturally, t [...]

    5. A ousadia de ser feliz roubando os anéis de saturno.Liiiiiiiindo!«Tim era o palhaço trágico de todas as comédias, era o amante indesejado, era o cuco no ninho da cotovia.»

    6. Well I have read and loved many of this author 's books but this one did not really work for me. Much of the story is naive and unbelievable and the characters are stereotypes. I enjoyed it in parts but skimmed a lot of the long paragraphs where people explained their actions and their inner feelings. The ending is extremely odd and the last few pages totally unnecessary. Sorry to all the people who love it - it was obviously just not my cup of tea! I understand it was her first book but how she [...]

    7. Tim Melville tem vinte e cinco anos, a beleza de um deus grego e a idade mental de uma criança - é um "mal acabado", um "atrasado mental". Mary Horton é uma solteirona na casa dos quarenta, pragmática, inteligente, austera, rígida e rica. Entre ambos nasce uma amizade improvável, que se vai solidificando, cada um aprendendo com o outro novas perspectivas e experiências de vida. Até que a relação chega a um ponto crítico e sofre uma mudança qualitativa. Nem tudo na história é de uma [...]

    8. Os protagonistas deste livro, tão pouco habituais num romance, fazem desta uma história única! É justo dizer que Mary e Tim se encontraram um ao outro na altura certa das suas vidas e que as mudanças que despoletaram lhes permitiu encontrar a felicidade pela primeira vez. Mary já passou dos 40 anos, não tem amigos e nunca deixou que um homem entrasse na sua vida. Com quase metade da sua idade, Tim é dono de enorme beleza física, mas sofre de deficiência intelectual. A amizade que rapid [...]

    9. Still 5 Huge Stars - Forever one of mine early very memorable readings Sometimes I fall down in the old memory laneI loved this story then long ago. Looked in my bookshelf and my Swedish translated hardcover book was printed in 1980 and I bought it (perhaps on a sale) in 1982. Yes, !!! I've read it a few times since then but it is certainly 15 years since the last time. A great of heart touching story about a 'older' mature woman and a young man who still partly is and always will be, a [...]

    10. 4 ½ stars. A wonderful feeling at the end for two people loving each other. But there is also sadness about Tim’s challenges.A richly done novel of love. I was engaged throughout. I didn’t want to stop reading. Tim is 25 with the mind of a child. He seems to be happy about most things. A spinsterish woman in her 40s truly loves him. She goes through changes because of him. I was so happy for them at the end. My feelings were wow, warm, wonderful. But I was also sad thinking about Tim. He’ [...]

    11. Adorei, adorei!! É um romance de uma sensibilidade e de uma beleza fora do comum, tal como os seus personagens. Colleen McCullough é uma escritora Australiana, falecida em Janeiro de 2015 aos 77 anos, e este livro foi editado pela primeira vez em 1974, três anos antes de "Pássaros Feridos", que tenho igualmente curiosidade em ler.Fiquei rendida à sua escrita fluida e mágica, que mexeu comigo de uma forma inesperada através das reflexões dos próprios personagens, dos seus sentimentos e r [...]

    12. با تو شاید که اسم اصلیش " تیم" ه، یکی از کتاباییه که داستانش رو هرگز نمی تونم فراموش کنم. ماجرای غیرمعمولی وابستگی یه زن میانسال و سخت گیر که تو زندگیحرفه ایش به شدت موفق و در زندگی شخصیش، شدیدا تنهاست، به پسر جوان بی نهایت زیبایی که از مشکلات ذهنی رنج می برهکتاب درباره ی کنار گذ [...]

    13. With the recent passing of Colleen McCullough and seeing her novel 'Tim' on the Kindle Daily Deals, I thought it was time I read one of her books. Most people have heard of 'The Thorn Birds' however up until now I haven't read any of her books.When I started reading 'Tim' I noticed my edition had been published in 2000 so I was expecting a reasonably recent setting. What I didn't realise was this novel had been originally published in 1974 so the language used was not what I was expecting. I sho [...]

    14. Tim Melville is a twenty-five year old labourer who is “not the full quid” (as he describes himself), yet he has the body and face of a Greek God. Mary Horton is forty-three, an emotionally brittle woman who lives alone in an upmarket Sydney suburb with no plans to let anybody into her inner sphere. They meet by chance one summer morning and so unfolds a touching story of friendship and ultimately love in 1970s suburbia.Similar to The Thorn Birds, this is a book I first read as a teenager an [...]

    15. A história é simples e a premissa foi bem colocada. A leitura deste livro leva-nos a reflectir sobre um assunto tabu. Será um verdadeiro amor ou um amor por pena? Quero acreditar que seja amor e que ambos sabem o que sentem. Apesar de Tim ter um atraso, isso não o impede de amar. Ser doente não significa não ter direito de amar e hoje em dia, estar ou ser doente significa viver sob a pena da sociedade. Eles também têm o direito de ser felizes e de amar e ser amados. No fim do livro há u [...]

    16. Tim is one of those stories lost but not forgotten in time, and I actually found it quite the page turner. I'm happy I can check it off my tbr now.Colleen McCullough writes characters you can care about, and her writing was descriptive in this but not tedious. Anything from the scenery, to the food, to the clothes—you feel like you're there in Australia with them.Side note: one of Mel Gibson's very first movie roles, and he was so cute in it! ;)

    17. a most unusual but believable love story. Not only do the main characters ring true but they are surrounded by equally believable supporting characters. I loved Tim's mum! And the Australian landscape was beautifully evoked. A remarkable book.

    18. This is an amazingly sensitive early portrayal of a mentally disabled man and his relationship with a woman. For people who want to write about mental disability or even know more about it -- this is a book I would recommend. Yes, it does fall into romantic tropes at times, but the viewpoints of the disabled man, his parents and his sister are just so realistically drawn. This is a quiet, powerful book.

    19. No matter how many times I read this it never fails to make me shed a tear or two. Tim, a stunning looking, young man with special needs is befriended by a lady who lives in the house next door to where he is working as a builders labourer, From thereon the story unfolds A one sitting book if you have the time.

    20. YOU GUISE. READ THIS BOOK. JUST FREAKING READ IT. I was mindlessly carousing along my school library's bookshelves, waiting for my next lecture and out of curiosity or perhaps mild interest, I picked out this book. I remember thinking to myself that this book must have been published quite a long time ago. I read the summary and decided to take a seat and read it. Guess what? I was instantaneously hooked by it. The author's writing is just perfect and it flows so damn well. I love her writing AL [...]

    21. This was my first Colleen McCullough book and it won't be my last! Her writing was exquisite and so moving. She truly has a gift for putting feelings and emotions into words and you can't help but be pulled in and hypnotized by her.This was such a unique story and unlike anything I've read before. There was such a tenderness and vulnerability to it that tugged at my heart from the very beginning. I loved watching the beautiful relationship that developed between Tim and Mary and I was never quit [...]

    22. I read this book when it first came out. Talking to my blog partner reminded me of the beautiful Colleen McCullough books I read, including Tim. Such real, multi-layered characters, thoughts, and so very Aussie in nature. I do love sweet and kind primary characters and I get that here in Tim. I feel a re read coming on.

    23. ¿Qué es mejor: ser listo o tener suerte?Mary Horton es una alta ejecutiva de 43 años, vive sola en uno de los barrios más lujosos de Sydney. Huérfana desde muy joven, ha consagrado su vida al trabajo. Un día, sin embargo, se encuentra con Tim, y esa vida monótona y vacía cambia drásticamente. Tim Melville es un joven de clase media, peón obrero, con familia y amigos que le adoran. Pero no es sólo la edad o la posición social lo que los separa, sino también la mentalidad. Sin saber m [...]

    24. I read Tim way back years ago after I'd seen the movie version of the book starring a very young Mel Gibson as Tim. The movie is, for now, up on YouTube. youtube/watch?v=MBSN6

    25. There are no words to describe this wonderful and moving novel. Yes, it maybe a bit outdated, but the character of Tim has so much heart and goodness in him, that most readers will wish he was real so they could take him home. Tim is a somewhat mentally handicapped 25 year old (think Forrest Gump). He lives with his mother, father and sister and basically just works and lives a simple life. He lives this simple life because that is what everybody thinks he is limited to. Until Mary comes along.M [...]

    26. This is not my usual type of book, but having seen the film I was curious.Despite being almost 40 years old this novel has stood the test of time, even the terms that would be considered indecent discrimination around Tim's learning disability can be justified by the point of view's opinion.The writing was simple and flowed at a relaxed pace, the characters well drawn. I particularly liked how Tim himself was dealt with, the reactions he gave to situations were believable and endearing. I would [...]

    27. Adorei o livro! Foi a minha estreia com esta autora e conquistou-me. É uma história de amor improvável, com dois protagonistas que fogem ao habitual. A autora tem uma forma de escrever cuidada, muitas vezes poética. Brindou-me com passagens lindas, comoventes, ternurentas. Sem dúvida uma lufada de ar fresco este livro. Aconselho sem reserva alguma esta leitura. "Por vezes, a distância que nos separa uns dos outros não é nada, pensou ela, por vezes é tão pequena como o silêncio entre o [...]

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