Dirt Music

by Tim Winton | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 033036443x Global Overview for this book
Registered by running-gal of -- Unspecified Location --, South Australia Australia on 6/23/2005
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by running-gal from -- Unspecified Location --, South Australia Australia on Thursday, June 23, 2005
I had been hearing about Tim Winton for a long time before I actually read him; although he is not some people's cup of tea I really liked it...he is best known for his evocative description of place and landscape but it's his people I like best. Dialogue seems true to form, and although it's an easy read I think it's a sophisticated effort.

Travelling with me to the National BookCrossing Convention, Brisbane 2005....to go in the "lucky dip".

Released 16 yrs ago (6/24/2005 UTC) at Australian Bookcrossing Convention (2005) in Brisbane, Queensland Australia

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Journal Entry 3 by bandm from Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Monday, July 4, 2005
Given to me on the last day of the brissie convention. Haven't read it yet, but have been meaning to read it for ages!

Journal Entry 4 by bandm from Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, July 5, 2005
Have lent this to a friend as she wants to read it. She will take it to Japan on our choir trip, so with any luck she shall finish it while we are there so I can get it back!

Journal Entry 5 by bandm from Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Sunday, October 16, 2005
Having made it around 3 members of my choir and my sister before I finally got to read it, it had unanimously positive reviews. I loved it, and found the writing so evocative. Thouroughly enjoyable!

Journal Entry 6 by bandm from Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Saturday, February 24, 2007
I loved this book, but it's kinda hid on my bookshelf ever since I read it, so it's time to let it go...minxy, it was lovely to meet you in person finally, and I hope you enjoy this book!

Journal Entry 7 by minx2012 on Friday, February 13, 2009
bandm gave me this two years ago when I went to Australia on holiday. I read it last November, but for some reason didn't stick it in my list of 'books reading / read'. And only now do I finally get around to journalling it!

I've been reading a huge amount of very sparely but beautifully written books lately, and this was no exception. It's almost as bleak as the environment outside White Point, and yet there's so much crammed in there - not a word is wasted.
The characters become more sympathetic - even Big Jim - as the book goes on, with little clues coming out in the narrative, in an unforced and natural way. In another writer's hands, there'd have been a clumsy chunk of text explaining everything right off, or a Scooby Doo moment towards the end where everything becomes clear, but here you keep reading because you're left the tiniest, most tantalising, crumb trail. Brillinatly done, great story and another author I'm going to have to add to the expanding list of those I must look out for...

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