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"Tim Winton is brilliant at capturing the emotion of a…"
Tim Winton is brilliant at capturing the emotion of a moment perfectly. His writing is always understated and sharply observed. A touching read and a great book.Read moreLess
"The only book I've ever read about surfing, but I…"
The only book I've ever read about surfing, but I think I could read a dozen and this would still be the best.
Tim Winton's protagonists are often loners who find it hard to fit in and communicate with others. Bruce Pike (Pikelet) is no exception. Winton captures the awkwardness of adolescence in a small town, as well as the daring ways that Pikelet and the irrepressible Loonie feed their desire for risk and adventure in the surf.
Stunning descriptive writing depicts the Western Australian landscape, the sea and the emotions that they evoke. The power of his prose when describing the sea and surfing brought it to life for me in an electrifying way.
This is a beautiful book about growing-up, taking risks and the life-long consequences of a need to seek thrills and adventure.Read moreLess