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Sarah's reads

Posted: Mon July 20th, 2009, 1:23 pm
by sarah
It's been a busy year so far so not got much in...

Duma Key - Stephen King
Just After Sunset - Stephen King
Mutiny on the Bounty - John Boyne
Monsoon - Wilbur Smith

Posted: Mon July 20th, 2009, 9:17 pm
by diamondlil
How was Mutiny on the Bounty?

Posted: Mon July 27th, 2009, 2:09 pm
by sarah
Well, I really enjoyed it but I hated the main character at first, he seemed such a cocky wide boy, a real stereotypical "chirpy cockney" geezer.

I stuck with it though and ended up enjoying it, it showed Captain Bligh in a totally different way than he is usually portrayed, normally Captain Bligh seems to be the "bad guy" while Fletcher Christian is the saintly "good guy", this book turned things around.

I think I would recommend it, it wasn't a heavy read but it was entertaining.

Posted: Mon July 27th, 2009, 8:42 pm
by diamondlil
John Boyne is coming to the Melbourne Writer's Festival in August, and I am contemplating going to listen to him talk. I just recently bought his latest book, House of Special Purpose.