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Four Small Stones by Gary Taaffe
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Apr 12, 12

bookshelves: ebook-challenge-2011, kindle, own, blog, 4-stars, amazon, content-high
Read from December 13 to 14, 2011

Four Small Stones was like The Jungle Book set in Aboriginal Australia. When I saw the subtitle, “Billy’s Gotta Find Some Girls,” I knew I had to read it. I was pulled in from the first page by how vivid and visual the writing was. I was immersed in an entirely new and fascinating culture that was shocking, sad, beautiful and amazing. He dedicates this book to his nieces and nephews who “stared wide-eyed as I told them about Billy and Amber’s adventures” and I felt exactly the same way. I’ve never read anything like it. I was grossed out one minute, laughing out loud the next, and completely shocked by the sad and heart-breaking things that can happen to the Aboriginal people. I was a little stunned by how graphic some of it was (think rotting, maggott filled kangaroo type stuff), but I loved this book. Gary Taaffe did an excellent job of entertaining me and at the same time educating me on a different people and their way of life. I can’t wait for the next one.

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Gary Taaffe
“When you got no future, Billy, you got no past - no dreaming to guide you into the future. Gotta have your dreaming of you get lost...”
Gary Taaffe, Four Small Stones

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6.0% "first two paragraphs - great visual writing."
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