Daily Archives: January 12, 2011

** Cloudstreet by Tim Winton

Cloudstreet is an extravagant family saga based in Perth, Australia and featuring two families, one, the Pickles, collects bad luck, a drunk mom and a gambling dad, while the other, the Lambs, adheres to an almost supernatural work ethic and is able to lift itself out of utter poverty. Much Australian local flavor is displayed throughout the story, from the dialogs to the kangaroo-shooting son. I could have done without the dreamy, poetic bits but the rest of the story is certainly flamboyant and filled with action, all along evoking the history of Australia and the wider world. A big long story with an exotic locale.

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