Bingo! The Shepherd’s Hut by Tim Winton

It’s bingo Saturday once again – that rolled around fast! The square I’ve filled for this entry is:

 

A Book Written by an Australian Man

 

9780143786115

 

The Shepherd’s Hut is the latest release by Tim Winton and it more than lives up to its highly anticipated release.

This is a brutal novel, make no mistake, the depravity of humans unmasked and hung out to dry. The vastness of the Australian outback is depicted with a harsh reality and a sense of knowing that this is a place that people can easily disappear into. Jaxie’s voice is so completely authentic; he is one of Winton’s finest characters to date.

Read my full review here.


This year I’m playing book bingo with Mrs B’s Book Reviews. On the first and third Saturday of each month, we’ll post our latest entry. We’re not telling each other in advance what we’re currently reading or what square we’ll be filling next; any coincidences are exactly that – and just add to the fun!

Follow our card below if you’d like to join in, and please let us know if you do so we can check out what you’re reading.

Now I’m off to check out what square Mrs B has marked off for this round. See you over there!

 

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4 thoughts on “Bingo! The Shepherd’s Hut by Tim Winton

  1. #Book Bingo 2018: ‘A prize winning book – Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by George Orwell

    This was a book club read, I would never have picked it up otherwise. I can honestly say I’m thrilled to bits that I’ve read my first ever classic book. I thought 1984 was very well written, however, I don’t think I’ll pick up another Orwell novel as the topics dealt with are not really my cup of tea, though, I can certainly understand why this novel, 1984 by George Orwell is a classic. The narration was compelling and thought-provoking and without question a mind boggling read. Big Brother is watching you! Scary stuff.

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  2. Oh yes, and a little psychic I think, lol. I’ve heard other people also rave about Animal Farm, seems like I might have to give Orwell another go.

    I read a Tim Winton book many years ago and was very disappointed with the ending I’d decided there and then I will not read anymore of his books but a lovely friend once said ‘I think it’s better to reach for one of his books when the reader wants to understand other people and the difficulties they can face, rather than picking it up for a rollicking, entertaining read.’ So with that in mind, which makes so much sense I will read more of his books. Your excellent review of The Shepherd’s Hut will have me adding it to my TBR list.

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