Sunday, 21 February 2016

Review: Bush Studies: Text Classics

Bush Studies: Text Classics Bush Studies: Text Classics by Barbara Baynton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book of short stories has been sitting on my shelf for some years now. Introductions are peculiar things, sometimes I enjoy them and sometimes not. This one I found to be too long and didn't finish it because it was giving too much away.
I read the first two stories and found them hauntingly realistic but I couldn't manage to get into the others. I started each one and struggled either due to the written form of spoken language or lack of interest. I feel it was more a question of timing, I was simply not in the right mood, as the themes are powerful as is the authors own story. Definitely worth a look for anyone interested in Australian historical fiction.

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Monday, 1 February 2016

Review: The Name of the Wind

The Name of the Wind The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Like many books I have, waiting for me to read them, I wish I had done so earlier.
Wonderful storytelling. I wasn't sure what to expect but was happy with what I found.
Intrigue, adventure, secrets, mystery, love, interesting characters, depth, darkness and humour.

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