|10-28-2012, 06:20 AM||#16|
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Device: Kobo touch (new owner)
Shane Maloney is terrific, I've just read Brush off. His 'hero' is able to laugh at himself, in some very sticky situations, and it's been made into a TV series.
Peter Temple is a fine writer, his novels are well written. He also has a crime series featuring the detective Jack Irish, which is very popular - also made into tv series.
Patrick White our Nobel Prize winner is not to everyone's taste but I just loved The Twyborn Affair which takes the reader
into the Outback and cattle stations - very atmospheric and solid complex characters, , and his writing is brilliant. I found this book far more accessible than Voss.
I must look out for Vicki Tyley (on others' recommendations) as I haven't come across her.
|10-28-2012, 05:33 PM||#17|
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Toronto, ON
Device: Kindle 3, iPad 3, Nexus 10, Nexus 5
I've been spreading some karma around as thanks, but I just wanted to pop back in and voice my appreciation publicly. Thanks again to everyone who's made recommendations.
|10-30-2012, 01:48 PM||#18|
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: London, UK
Device: Kindle Paperwhite 3G, iPad 3, iPad Air
I haven't seen Bryce Courtenay mentioned - he was born in South Africa but Aussies "claim him" as one of their own since he became a naturalised resident. I remember enjoying his historical epics, like the Potato Factory/Tommo & Hawk/Solomon's Song trilogy which is set in Australia.
Sad to see that he recently announced his upcoming book will be his last due to cancer.
|10-30-2012, 02:52 PM||#19|
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kitchener Ontario
Device: Sony PRS 950, Ipad 2
I don't think anyone has mentioned Rabbit Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington. It tops my list of must read Aussie books.
|01-01-2013, 11:44 AM||#20|
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Cape Cod
Device: Samsung Galaxy S3 running Aldiko and Kindle and Kindle 3 keyboard
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