by Nevil ShuteNevil Shute does a wonderful job of exploring Australia from a British point of view and examines the post WWII lifestyles of both America and Australia with a unique perspective that always interests me.This story focuses on a young man raised in a small town in Oregon and his time spent on the Australian frontier. The comparison/contrast between what America now (or at least mid 20th century) considers "wild country" and the vast "lunatic" frontier of Australia is interesting.He does a beautiful job of examining not only the physical aspects of Australia, but the cultural differences between people that, initially, look so very similar.His examination of these differences is done carefully and respectfully and ends up making you think, "Yeah, I can see why they would think that way." A very enjoyable read though I enjoyed A Town Like Alice and The Far Country more.
|Title||Beyond The Black Stump|
|eBook format||eBook, (torrent)|
|File size||3.7 Mb|
|Book rating||3.79 (370 votes)