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Shallows / by Tim Winton

It is hard to imagine any seaborne activity in Australia currently more unpopular than whaling.  Aussies regularly disparage Japanese “research” harvesting of whales and would likely pour even more vitriol on Iceland were it geographically closer to the continent.  However, Tim Winton has written a novel that reminds us that the hated harpooning was also a part of Australian life in the not too distant past.  In Shallows, Winton creates a fictional whaling town on Australia’s west coast which…Continue

Started by Kim Allen Scott in Australian Author Jul 11.

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Started by Karen Redlich in Adventure/War Jun 5.

Lincoln in the Bardo / by George Saunders 1 Reply

There are few American heroes as universally honored as Abraham Lincoln.  His masterful handling of the worst crisis this nation ever faced, along with his subsequent martyrdom, have over the decades lifted him beyond the status of a mortal to that of a demigod in the hearts of many.  This is particularly troublesome because such hagiography obscures the fact that Lincoln was a real person, with real pain and a real personality.  Many attempts to point out his feet of clay have fallen short,…Continue

Started by Kim Allen Scott in Fiction A-Z (General). Last reply by Karen Redlich May 31.

The Return of Little Big Man / by Thomas Berger

Sequels are rarely as good as the book that inspired them, but this one comes close.  Author Thomas Berger had to perform some situational gymnastics to explain why a continuation of Jack Crabb’s story was possible after the old frontiersman’s death ended the first volume, but once you get past that implausibility the story works pretty well.  After his escape from death at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Crabb moves on to Deadwood, South Dakota to meet again with his old friend Wild Bill…Continue

Started by Kim Allen Scott in Fiction A-Z (General) Apr 25.

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