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❮PDF / Epub❯ ✅ Bodysurfers ❤ Author Robert Drewe – Peakpopa.info 'These stories breathe Taut yet teeming with life they are shot through with gritty phrases that catch at one's throat' Sydney Morning HeraldSet among the surf and sandhills of the Australian beach an❮PDF / Epub❯ ✅ Bodysurfers ❤ Author Robert Drewe – Peakpopa.info 'These stories breathe Taut yet teeming with life they are shot through with gritty phrases that catch at one's throat' Sydney Morning HeraldSet among the surf and sandhills of the Australian beach an 'These stories.

Breathe Taut yet teeming with life they are shot through with gritty phrases that catch at one's throat' Sydney Morning HeraldSet among the surf and sandhills of the Australian beach and the tidal changes of three generations of the Lang family this bestselling collection of short stories is an Australian cl.

bodysurfers mobile Bodysurfers PDFEPUBBreathe Taut yet teeming with life they are shot through with gritty phrases that catch at one's throat' Sydney Morning HeraldSet among the surf and sandhills of the Australian beach and the tidal changes of three generations of the Lang family this bestselling collection of short stories is an Australian cl.

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✓ Bodysurfers eBook ó Robert Drewe is among Australia’s most loved writers – of novels memoir and short stories His iconic Australian books include The Shark Net The Bodysurfers and Our Sunshine He is also editor of Black Inc’s Best Australian Stories annual series Recently he has revisited the short story himself with a masterful new collection The Rip Jo Case spoke to him for Readings about storytelling.

10 thoughts on “Bodysurfers

  1. Velvetink Velvetink says:

    ✓ Bodysurfers eBook ó bodysurfers mobile, Bodysurfers PDFEPUBDisappointing 'His characters repeatedly hurl themselves at life and lovers There is something very powerful and poignant in these stories' so says one reviewerFor me though overall I found something ambiguous and essential lacking in the stories They let me down severely with too few satisfactory resolutions Maybe that is what short stories are supposed to be about to leave you wondering? I don’t know I like a good twist at the end but this selection left me floun


  2. Ian Laird Ian Laird says:

    ✓ Bodysurfers eBook ó bodysurfers mobile, Bodysurfers PDFEPUB 10 November 2015 minor edits and I have added a quote I had noted earlier my notes are on bits of paper everywhere and I keep finding them later HrumfphThis collection started off with a thrill but gradually became repetitious and surprisingly distasteful The stories are linked thematically in two ways perhaps three First and most obviously they are set on the coast by the sea and quite often in the sea That’s fine it’s Australia the most urbanised country of any size on the planet and most of us live on the coast At one stage one of the characters says of Australians fleeing capture or wishing to lose themselves that t


  3. James James says:

    ✓ Bodysurfers eBook ó bodysurfers mobile, Bodysurfers PDFEPUBJesus Christ this was testing I wanted to like it so bad and the writing style itself is from time to time skillful and descriptive HoweverThe entire time all I was thinking to myself was


  4. Ellyn Ellyn says:

    ✓ Bodysurfers eBook ó bodysurfers mobile, Bodysurfers PDFEPUBThis is really only a review for the title story of the book as it's one of a list of short stories that I was given to choose from to read for school I've not read the rest yet though likely I will once I get the timeOf the four that I chose this one Closer by David Malouf Postcards from Surfers by Helen Garner and for a bit of something different The Landlady by Roald Dahl this is the one that I have the most conflicted feelings about The story seems to be attempting a lot of things Whether or not it succeeds I'm really not sure because it is bizarre and kind of weirdly sexist to the point of distractionIt begins by telling us about a macabre murder that took


  5. Grrtch Kvetch Grrtch Kvetch says:

    ✓ Bodysurfers eBook ó bodysurfers mobile, Bodysurfers PDFEPUBI might've rated this lower immediately after reading but the collection has continued to resonate I picked up the Pocket Book edition on a whim during a layover in Sydney It's cultural treasure trove Drewe's portrayals of unattainable masculinity in Australia vividly evoked people I met during my travels For an American already perplexed by masculine identities in the States The Bodysurfers shed welcome light on those darn Aussie men It's a classic absolutely


  6. Keen Keen says:

    ✓ Bodysurfers eBook ó bodysurfers mobile, Bodysurfers PDFEPUB35 StarsDrewe does an admirable job of capturing scenes from various corners of coastal Australia with even one from California thrown into the mix too This is his first collection of short stories first published back in 1983 and almost all of them are still relevant and relatable as they were back then These stories may be short but they manage to penetrate deeper into some interesting and memorable places and spaces and so we get a feel for time place and culture without falling into clichéd pitfalls or other Aussie stereotypes which makes this a rewarding and refreshing collection


  7. Sasha Sasha says:

    ✓ Bodysurfers eBook ó bodysurfers mobile, Bodysurfers PDFEPUBThis was a bit unexpected as I had not realised that this is short story collection I know there has been a tv series so I was a bit surprised as most of these stories have little to connect them apart from the beach setting they share I'm assuming that the tv series is only loosely based on the bookThe blurb says the stories follow a family through three generations but I really didn't pick up on a generational theme at all maybe I wasn't paying attention and maybe it really wasn't relevant to the stories being told?These stories could really be set on any Australian beach at almost any tim


  8. Kirstie Kirstie says:

    ✓ Bodysurfers eBook ó bodysurfers mobile, Bodysurfers PDFEPUBGutsy and often hilarious in it’s portrayals of mostly frustrated lives seeking satisfaction in 80’s Australia I enjoyed stepping so easily back into that era More languor Less PC observances No mobile phones Baby oil and ChablisThere’s something satisfyingly honest about these stories and characters The ever present coastal backdrop teases throughout with it’s promise of providing a kind of graceful liberation to all who seek it but as often as much plays the role of witness to all that is desperate uneasy and banal in our rootless culture Shit things are not meant to happen at the beach but they often do and we can readily relate to the disappointments


  9. M The long hot spell M The long hot spell says:

    ✓ Bodysurfers eBook ó bodysurfers mobile, Bodysurfers PDFEPUBThree and a half stars for meDrewe’s short story collection was printed in the eighties and I could tell It reminded me in style and characters of a few of the books my boyfriend told me I just had to read back then


  10. Gavin Gavin says:

    ✓ Bodysurfers eBook ó bodysurfers mobile, Bodysurfers PDFEPUBShort stories well executed are like little intrusions into a life Wonderful stuff


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