Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Wow, October already. Thanks Nic for such attractive looking backgrounds. I have been leaving it open for you to chose your own Tim Winton title to read. A lot of them have been reserved for Kincumber's Book Club but there is a box of Breath (so to speak) which I could order if people would like. Breath comes very highly recommended. So I guess my first question would be - what are you reading and why?


PJ said...

I have just finished Cloudstreet. Yay, I am ahead in my bookclub reading!!!

I read this because it has been recommended to me so many times. It has been on my "to read" list for about 10 years.

I found that it was one of those books you just get sucked into. The style of writing is almost hypnotic. The characters were all flawed but somehow endearing. And it surely is an AUSTRALIAN book...so many things just reminded me of my childhood, the way they speak, the kids mucking around in the water etc.

This is the first Tim Winton book I have read, and I will certainly be trying a few more.

爱书 said...

I will be reading Breath once it turns up. Looks much more achievable on my 'to read' list than some of his others

of course, I have read the Lockie Leonards so technically I have satified this months requirement already. Look at me being an overachiever

Nic said...

I have listened to the Turning and Dirt Music on cd, but never actually read anything by Tim Winton. I quite liked them, especially the descriptions of different environments, but I'm not sure I would have finished them had they not been audio books. I have borrowed Cloudstreet and requested the MP3 version of Breath and will see how I go!

爱书 said...

Well, I have just finished Breath and I honestly can't decide if I hated it or loved it.

Was it a story about a life lost or a life lived? I just don't know. Did the potential of Piklet die when he hooked up with Loonie, Sando & Eva or was that life the one he was meant to have?

He seemed empty to me but was that a result of the friends he chose, the things he did,and the decisions he made or would he have always ended up like that regardless?


Well, one thing to note - typing this has cleared up my original question - I loved the book and I never need to read it again ;)

PS/ Winton's storytelling is masterful - I have never had a desire to surf but reading his words made me crave the heat of summer, the feel of sand and the pound of waves crashing over you. Powerful.