I am a retired male nurse, married with three grown up sons, who have all left home to pursue their own interests in life. I live at Innisfail in tropical North Queensland. Innisfail is adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef. I am a Christian and I fellowship with like minded Christians at a Gospel Hall in Innisfail.
I enjoy writing, reading my Bible and Christian books. I tend to read non-fiction books in my spare time.
My interests are my family, writing, bible study, bike riding, beach walking, car touring, gospel preaching and bible teaching.
on Oct. 03, 2012 :
I too was a schoolboy in the 1950s (on the other side of the globe) so I enjoyed his enjoyment of boyish escapades. A sympathetic style from a sympathetic author. I did find his writing at times a little staccato. He has plenty of dialogue which is great, but a bit one-paced.
And, perhaps most oddly, he does not sense when there is an incident of greater tension or excitement, that needed slightly different treatment. He is so relaxed about the murder of a taxi driver, it is almost disconcerting. And then there is a wonderful description of scout camp, and the cooking of a complete stew inside a hollowed out pumpkin laid on the embers of the camp fire: that deserved so much more than its single paragraph. I wanted the recipe!
(review of free book)