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Blood and Bone by Daniel Davis Wood
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it was amazing

Wow, what a powerful and brutal little book about a man's discovery of his colonial past in outback QLD as it was retold by the daughter to his mother in the early 1970s and through ancestral records.

This was ugly in its description of the the violence and mind games waged against a father and daughter and a few passages reminded me of Wake in Fright. The book then describes the man's battle with the 'natives' and with the world around him. He was not unlike Mick Taylor from Wolf Creek!

Nowhere near as pleasant a read as Secret River, however perhaps more honest in its brutality shown by both the white and indigenous people in the 1850s as one wants to take over and the other defends their lands.
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Reading Progress

January 8, 2016 – Started Reading
January 9, 2016 – Shelved
January 10, 2016 – Finished Reading

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