Always a reader. Writing to remember and to share my thoughts on the books I read.
The history about Aboriginal culture and the treatment of Aboriginal populations in Australia are the ones I find most interesting in A Long Way from Home by Peter Carey. Unfortunately, I am not the right reader for the fictional context the book places around the history. The book begins as a mad dash adventure and veers completely into a simultaneous look at a dark history and the vibrant culture that was almost destroyed. It's all a little bit confusing and a little bit too much.
Reviewed for the Penguin First to Read program.