Good Reading : December January 2005
trains > planes > buses > ferries Plane from Sydney to Auckland, NZ Manuela, 12, from Sydney, NSW What are you reading? Left Behind: Revenge of the Locusts by Jerry B Jenkins and Tim LaHaye. Why that book? I thought it would be interesting. Talks about the end of the world as predicted in the Bible. What’s it about? The rapture which is about corrupt Christians. Did you buy or borrow it? I bought it. Has it lived up to your expectations? Yes. Would you recommend it to others? Yes. Plane from Melbourne to Bangkok, Thailand John from Phillip Island, Vic What are you reading? I’m reading a compilation of James Herriot’s novels: All Creatures Great and Small. I’d forgotten how good they are. Why that book? WhenItravelIgotomy dad’s bookshelf and pinch one of his. What’s it about? Vetting in Yorkshire – all his experiences in his first practice after graduating from vet school. Are you enjoying it? Yes, the book is fascinating because it has illustrations of the implements they were using in the 1930s down the side of each page. Would you recommend it to others? I would. The Ghan from Darwin to Alice Springs, NT Joansie from Riverstone, NSW What are you reading? Summer of the Red Wolf by Morris West. Why that book? I chose this book because over 30 years ago I had read The Shoes of the Fisherman. Did you buy or borrow it? I bought it for 50 cents at a counter of second hand books at the Flying Doctor Historical and Souvenir Centre at Katherine. What’s it about? It’s an epic story of a brief violence, a wild loving and a long regret, set in the hard environment of the Scottish clan lands. Would you recommend it to others? Yes, for those who like a good yarn. Bus from Crows Nest to Sydney city, NSW Martha from Crows Nest What are you reading? The Cunning Man by Robertson Davies. Why that book? A friend recommended it to me. Did you buy or borrow it? I borrowed my friend’s copy. What’s it about? It’s the story of a doctor who, prompted by a reporter’s question about a suspicious death, begins looking back over his life. Has it lived up to your expectations? It has exceeded them actually. I’m thoroughly enjoying it. Would you recommend it to others? I would, it’s an exceptional book, quite like nothing else I’ve ever read. Plane from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Lawrence, 14, from Surrey, UK What are you reading? Trail of the Dead by Jon Evans. Why that book? Because I found it on the plane and was curious to see if the story was as good as the title and cover sug - gested. What’s it about? It’s about a backpacker who finds a dead body in the Himalayas, murdered in the same way as the backpacker’s girlfriend had been two years previously and now he thinks it’s a serial killer called ‘The Bull’. Has it lived up to your expectations? I didn’t know what to expect, but it exceeds first impressions. Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I would recommend it to those who like a good thriller/mystery.