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Interesting but not riveting
on 24 January 2011
This book can be read in a day easily as it is only about 160 pages long and the print is of a decent size with well spaced paragraphs.
I found the topic interesting but not riveting, that said though I did read it in one sitting as I was interested enough to find out what happened in the end.
I love non fiction books that teach about social history from the persepctive of those who have lived and breathed the topic. Sadly though with this book I didn't find that I became part of the world the writer was describing, maybe this was due to him also being a spectator of the aboriginal people's lives rather than being one of them.
In my opinion the book doesnt seduce the reader the way books written by the the person who has lived the life being decribed can do. It was more matter of fact in my opinion. Incidentally the writer comes across as a decent chap.
I would recommend this book if you fancy a quick and decent read that doesnt tax the brain but I wouldnt put it in my top 20 books.