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Friendship and the Outback and books dont add up.
13 August 2017
The theme of women and their friendships and their interactions is one I am usually interested in and I looked forward to this book with its added attraction of books very much. However, the elements of this book did not gel for me. Towards the end, I wanted it to be finished.
The author has created a range of interesting characters who have found strength, or have to find strength, in the course of the novel, and that is handled convincingly.
The Northern Territory is an important backdrop but I never warmed to it. The historical background of the eighties is a period I remember well, but I found the timeline at the start of sections and the characters reference to these events stilted.
If you're looking for a book about womens friendship set against a distinctive background then this may suit. Too much of the detail, and there was a lot of detail, didnt appeal to me