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Sydney Bridge Upside Down by David Ballantyne
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May 07, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: new-zealand
Read from April 30 to May 07, 2012

Wow, what a stunner of a book, first written in 1968 and quite rightly noted as a New Zealand classic. Made me wonder if filmmaker Vincent Ward had read it and weaved it's gothic, claustrophobic atmosphere into his movies, especially 'Vigil'. It's a coming of age/end of the golden summer book set in smalltown New Zealand in the 50s/60s and delivers a huge twist that I honestly didn't see coming at the end. Again, wow

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