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In the Wet by Nevil Shute
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Dec 27, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: author-shute, favorites, 2016, format-kindle, genre-fiction, owned

An interesting book with a beginning setting of very rural Queensland in northeast Australia. A newly assigned clergyman in the area is making his best effort to get to know "his very scattered flock." Among them is an old drunkard who is known as Pisspot Stevie. During "the wet," i.e., the monsoon rain season when the roads are impassable by vehicles, the clergyman is called to the bedside of a dying Stevie. After a harrowing journey on horseback with a nursing sister to get to him, the clergyman, who has a touch of malaria himself, sits up with a very delirious Stevie. During the night after the clergyman asked Stevie about his relatives, Stevie in his delirium, tells him an elaborate and detailed story of his service directly for the Queen of England.

A very imaginative and enjoyable novel. I very much recommend it.

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Reading Progress

December 27, 2011 – Shelved
December 27, 2011 – Shelved as: author-shute
July 18, 2012 – Shelved as: favorites
June 26, 2016 – Started Reading
July 1, 2016 –
July 1, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
July 1, 2016 – Shelved as: 2016
July 1, 2016 – Shelved as: format-kindle
July 1, 2016 – Shelved as: genre-fiction
July 1, 2016 – Shelved as: owned
July 1, 2016 – Finished Reading

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