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The White Earth by Andrew McGahan
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Sep 16, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: cultural-critiques

McGahan is grabbing for my heart strings, I can tell. But man, is he way off.

I do not care about William or his nasty ear, I do not care about John, the weird gothic house, or the ghosts that haunt Australia. In fact, I may like Australia less having completed this book.

McGahan does well to incorporate reality; the social issues of the time (1992 aka a super pivotal moment in Aussie history), and I appreciate allegory having a BA and pending MA in literature but this was just too much, guys. Save yourself some time and, yes, I dare to say it, you may be better off renting "Australia," the worst movie Hugh Jackman ever did (worse than Xmen Origins where they totally mess up Gambit?! Yes. Worse).
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