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Raw and evocative but left me cold,
This review is from: Breath (Paperback)
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I very much enjoyed Tim Winton's first novel Cloud Street and his talent for the written word is no less breathtaking in this book. However, the book didn't grip me as much as Cloud Street: perhaps because I am not remotely interested in surfing and a lot of the book *is* about that! However, Winton's depiction of a young rather lost boy, Pikelet, is excellent; the trauma of adolesence, particularly when Pikelet becomes involved with his mentor's wife, is described perfectly. The characters are very real, and the damage which the elders inflict unwittingly on the minors makes the reader wince. As cleverly and perceptively written as the last, but because the novel centres around surfing it lost me a little. I would however certainly purchase another book by this author.
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Initial post: 7 Feb 2010 13:43:55 GMT
Ryan Williams says:
Cloudstreet was his fifth novel.
In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jun 2011 14:46:28 BDT
Eileen Shaw says:
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Feb 2012 13:41:11 GMT
Dirt Music and The Riders were both shortlisted for the Booker; Breath won the Miles Franklin award (his fourth time of winning this.)
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