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Coal Creek by Alex Miller
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Jul 31, 2014

it was amazing
bookshelves: australian, family-drama

This was picked out for me by the local librarian when I was whinging about not being able to pick anything that appealed to me. It was handed over with the warning that some people find the language and style a little hard to get into - but this was far from the case for me.
This reads as a memoir with a unique style and rhythm - the rhythm of the man and the rhythm of the land. It is sparse and measured and has the ring of truth to it. The only disappointing thing about this book is coming back to yourself at the end of it and remembering that it is a work of fiction not an actual autobiography.
It isn't a light read but it isn't very demanding either. Beautifully written and carefully crafted by an author that I will seek out again.

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July 31, 2014 – Shelved
July 31, 2014 – Shelved as: australian
July 31, 2014 – Shelved as: family-drama

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