Monday, October 8, 2012
Managed to find a couple of Tim Winton books that I liked
Our two nephews stayed with us for a few days over the school holiday break. One of them was reading Blueback by Tim Winton.
So I asked him if I could borrow it. And I loved it. I read it in an hour, and then I read it again. Magnificent descriptions of the sea and the big groper Blueback that the book is named for.
Just a beautifully simple story with no irritating characters, like some of the other Tim Winton books I've tried and failed at reading.
Then last week while we were away, I read Land's Edge. This is a non-fiction book/memoir based on Tim's memories of the coast as he was growing up. I enjoyed that one too.
I feel like I've made it. I've managed to enjoy some Tim Winton.
This week at Book Club, we're discussing Breath. I read it for the second time while we were away. Still didn't enjoy it, although at least with some Tim enjoyment coming into reading it, I could appreciate his descriptions of the surf and the waves a bit more. The plot still isn't working for me though.