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Kinglake-350 by Adrian Hyland
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bookshelves: abc-bookclub, non-fiction
Read from August 20 to 23, 2011

I’m lucky I chose to read this book when it was raining for a few days. In saying that, I still had nightmares from it. I can’t imagine reading this book in peak summer. It was terrifying.
Probably because I have lived in the bush in Australia and I have experienced summers that are almost crackling from the heat. So it just felt a little bit too real for me. It was like reading a horror story but the monster was fire.

It had a lot of specific and technical information that went over my head. But for people that know a bit more about that kind of stuff it would have been very educational and informative.
The only complaint I have is that the story didn’t flow very well in my opinion. It felt a bit choppy and there was a bit too much detail in some of the technical information.

But overall I think the author’s goal was reached. People that read this book will have more caution and respect for fire. I certainly understand more the importance of knowing what the landscape around you is capable of. Never think that it can’t happen.
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