©1996 Tim Winton; (P)2003 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
"The curse of this haunting book is that you read it too fast." (New Yorker)
I will always give a Tim Winton novel a go and this one started off well. His usual colourful characters and upbeat descriptions. The storyline gets frustrating and the end is even more so but this could be overlooked. The thing that can't be overlooked is the narration,which impedes greatly on any enjoyment of the book. He gives the Australian characters South African accents and his own delivery is monotonous and tedious. All the way through, I kept thinking of how much better Humphrey Bower would have done it.
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