A new resident of Perth commented “Cloudstreet” acted as a map and history of Perth with rich feisty characters and events unfolding down the road from my house
Cloudstreet by Tim Winton is the best Australian novel I’ve read in several years. I preface that by saying I don’t read many Australian novels, having been disappointed in the past and wishing to “travel” through my reading.
That said, Winton’s Western Australian setting is unique enough for me to enjoy the experience and his writing is simply superb.
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At the end I had to agree with Sister Veronica Brady, noted Nun of our parish, who reviewed the novel for our local newspaper. She said, “It is, I suspect, a masterpiece.”
I can but agree. A masterpiece and a work of genius and a bloody good read.