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Tim Winton?

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Jux Sat 17-Jun-17 13:46:17

Anyone read anything of his? What do you think of it?

midsomermurderess Sun 18-Jun-17 14:21:22

I have read Dirt Music. It was quite slow but I enjoyed it, the choices people make, the amends they try to make. And his depiction of small-town Western Australia is interesting to an outsider, as are his observations about Perth. I would chose to live in neither.

NotAPenguin Sun 18-Jun-17 21:36:44

I have read a few because I absolutely loved Cloudstreet, the first book of his that I read. I haven't enjoyed any of the others quite as much but they've all been alright.

Jux Mon 19-Jun-17 21:53:44

I do find that with authors, though, NotAPenguin! Somehow, the first book you read by an author who is new to you is always the best book, even when it's 20 years later and you've read all of them and the author has been dead for 10 years....... grin

Now I don't know which to read first, Dirt Music or Cloudstreet... or another. midsomer, I think you're going to have to read another and tell me which you prefer. If you like the second one better, then I'll know not to start with Dirt Music grin

tripfiction Tue 20-Jun-17 17:27:32

He beautifully captures his home country in his writing. I saw him at Hay Festival this year and he was saying how he wrote and wrote as a teenager and just as his world was falling apart he got a major book deal in his early 20s. His book Cloudstreet is often considered "the great Australian novel" so that might be one to try...

Jux Wed 21-Jun-17 10:12:14

Thanks, Tripfiction, I saw that, it's what piqued my interest. Major envy at your going to Hay.

Cloudstreet it is, then grin

Thanks all!

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