Review: Kate Grenville’s “The Secret River”
How you come to Australia as a convict in 1806 and become a local gentleman ten years later. A very good novel, well researched, powerful, moving, terrible. Somehow reads as if it were written for non-Australians, although I can only pinpoint the lack of the word ‘bush’ to support this theory. I also wish it dealt more with women colonists, although Sal is quite a lived character. Do read it. It reminds us of the truth about ourselves and our country.
Where it came from: NE’s Bookshelf
Time & manner of reading: Engrossedly over the course of a day
Where it went to: Home
Reminds me of: —
Who I’d recommend it to: KLM, methinks
Also reading: The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene; The Plumed Serpent by D.H. Lawrence; The Reivers by William Faulkner; Moby Dick by Herman Melville; Affinity by Sarah Waters