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Going West by Maurice Gee
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really liked it

I wasn't sure initially with the introduction of the main character, a man in his 60s with a dodgy prostate, if I was on the demographic for this. But that dissipated very quickly.

This is masterfully plotted, wonderfully paced, beautifully written and very engaging.

It's easily the best New Zealand novel I've ever read, and could only have been written by someone who has lived in and loved Wellington.

Although the central story concerns two men and their lifelong friendship the women are very well drawn, and their relationships quirky but real.

Most families have lots of secrets from that generation which the current generations are uncovering and this put them all together in a great novel.

I loved it.

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Reading Progress

November 15, 2022 – Started Reading
November 15, 2022 – Shelved
November 24, 2022 – Finished Reading

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