Carpentaria

Carpentaria, Alexis Wright, 2006

  • Australia, #24
  • Hardcover, Alibris.com, $0.99
  • Read December 2014
  • Rating: 5/5
  • Recommended for: Vengeful ghosts, ancient mariners, environmentalists

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Death of a River Guide

Death of a River Guide, Richard Flanagan, 1994

  • Australia, #22
  • Paperback, Alibris.com, $0.99
  • Read January 2015
  • Rating: 3.5/5
  • Opening line: As I was born the umbilical cord tangled around my neck and I came into the world both arms flailing, unable to scream and thereby take in the air necessary to begin life outside of the womb, being garrotted by the very thing that had until that time succoured me and given me life.
  • Recommended for: Reading breaks between fever dreams

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