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A Horse of Air

2.67 of 5 stars 2.67  ·  rating details  ·  9 ratings  ·  4 reviews
This is the strange and compelling story of Harry Craddock - millionaire, ornithologist, idealist and buffoon - written mostly by himself in a mental hospital after a wild expedition to Central Australia in search of the rare night parrot.
Paperback, 221 pages
Published May 5th 1986 by Penguin (first published 1970)
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M. Sarki
What started out as a very promising discovery turned to boring drivel. I see now why the book is out of print. I abandoned the book at page 124. I just have too many "good" books to read than to waste my time with this. Sorry.
Lisa
As soon as I started reading this, I thought of Robert Edeson’s The Weaver Fish, which I recently read and reviewed. A Horse of Air has a similar cheeky narrative style: the author jocularly undercuts his own narrative so that the reader doesn’t know what to believe. It’s very entertaining.

Dal Stivens (1911-1997) seems to have begun his writing career in journalism, writing articles and short stories for a variety of journals and moving on to complete five novels, short story collections, a chil
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Marcia Di iulio
A clever piece of work. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Descriptions of birdlife, nature and landscape in outback Australia very detailed.
Tristan
Didn't want this to end.
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"Dal Stivens was born Dallas George Stivens in Blayney, New South Wales in 1911. He worked in a variety of jobs including jounalist, bank clerk, public servant and court reporter. He served in the Army Education Service during the period 1943-44, then the Department of Information from 1944-49, and then press official at Australia House, London during 1949-50. After this stint in London he resigne ...more
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