s wilson-devane

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  • The Travel Auction on Oct. 02, 2012

    This book is as light-hearted as its short description depicts, but with a totally surprising grip that means you cant put it down. The adventure sucks you in, makes you laugh (out loud in places), has a satisfying balance of adventure, hardship, romance and arguments where the characters are depicted with such a real portrayal of life's paradoxes that the larger than life adventures are kept grounded. The writer's style is an unpretentious easy read, and the narrative switches between the perspectives of the characters creating a very engaging book that creates empathy with each character. How on earth did a bloke write so well about what a woman thinks? The biggest surprise for me in this book was the way it shifted my perspective on what it might really be like to live with a disability or disease (as society would brand those issues addressed), and how actually people living with these conditions are is some respects more able. I was so engaged in the action, it didn't realise my shift until afterwards. I'd really like to hear a review from someone living with the conditions portrayed in this book, to know if this depiction resonates with them... Highly recommend this for a good giggle and for the surprising extra of opening your mind.
  • The Travel Auction on Oct. 02, 2012

    This book is as light-hearted as its short description depicts, but with a totally surprising grip that means you cant put it down. The adventure sucks you in, makes you laugh (out loud in places), has a satisfying balance of adventure, hardship, romance and arguments where the characters are depicted with such a real portrayal of life's paradoxes that the larger than life adventures are kept grounded. The writer's style is an unpretentious easy read, and the narrative switches between the perspectives of the characters creating a very engaging book that creates empathy with each character. How on earth did a bloke write so well about what a woman thinks? The biggest surprise for me in this book was the way it shifted my perspective on what it might really be like to live with a disability or disease (as society would brand those issues addressed), and how actually people living with these conditions are is some respects more able. I was so engaged in the action, it didn't realise my shift until afterwards. I'd really like to hear a review from someone living with the conditions portrayed in this book, to know if this depiction resonates with them... Highly recommend this for a good giggle and for the surprising extra of opening your mind.