The further I got into this book the more I loved it and hung on every word. I have to admit the title put me off. I wondered what sort of book could be called “Brother Fish” but I was soon to discover it was a most entertaining and interesting one!
It is a great example of Bryce Courtenay fabulous story telling ability. The narration by Humphrey Bower was excellent. He is very easy to listen to and as an Australian I did find his Aussie accent charming if somewhat exaggerated. Nevertheless it was a delightful depiction of a young man from a rural isolated island.
The story is fascinating with aspects life in the Korean War, a tiny island off the coast of Tasmania, the USA for a black orphan boy and Shanghai over a period of about 80 years. These were all beautifully woven together. I was sorry when it finished but the ending was a good one!
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