Energetic, ambitious, entertaining
The main character told her tale in a way that someone learning of such things for the first time can cope with. Her sense of lightness, humour and the ridiculous, made some unpalatable moments, readable. And below which lay some moments of serious trauma I think.
The wedding scene where the foreigners ducked under the table, and the first retreat.
No. But it provided me with a snapshot into a mind experiencing a foreign land in a way similar to how I love to embrace new opportunities.
It was fun, different, simple and complicated at the same time. The writer evoked wonderful images in my mind. I would happily return to the time and place where the story was set.
I loved everyone - that sounds like a lazy response. But I mean it - each character had their own quirks and foibles - keeping them real while the escapades were so fanciful.
Again hard to pick - what would I do if a gun was pointed at me? But alone in the wilderness at night - holy c....
It was too much to take in all at once - but I did have three sleepless nights in a row not wanting to wait to listen to what happened next.
I have not been asked this review if this book should be a film - I really hope it is - and very soon.
No - I found all the making things up in one's head tiresome. And the narrator's emphasis on the wrong words in a sentence distracting
for the moment
Nauseating, unpleasant, patronising
Humphrey Bower brought the massive range of characters to life, so you laugh and cry and suffer with them.
Ike's lessons to his boys (I am trying not to remember the many harrowing moments - I pray they fade with time!!)
As good as and better because there were more characters. Each was so uniquely spoken that a film could not have made clearer who was who.
It is too long for that - but oh my did I get quite fit - it is one of the only times I was happy to stay on the treadmill as I listened.
Can't wait for next book..
The yarn, the characters, the pace of action...nothing I didn't love....
Grandpa Chook - loyal, clever, just wonderful way to tell of hope and willpower.
Humphrey characterises everyone brilliantly. Not fair to choose.
Gideon - then he could stay over!
Story makes you think about some things differently. And it was a most enjoyable yarn - sure it was far-fetched - but that's what makes it entertaining.:-)
Griff - right proper lad!
What choices would you make?
Thanks for the other reviews which helped me choose this book.
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