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Lindsay Johannsen
Latest book: Mr Ron And His Remarkable Flying Machine. Published February 2, 2017. (4.00 from 1 review)

Smashwords book reviews by Timbozo

  • McCullock's Gold on Aug. 03, 2014

    Just finished my brother-inlaw Lindsay Johannsen's excellent book, McCullock's Gold, and almost enjoyed the personal detail at the end just as much ... virtually another short story in itself. Now, while freely admitting that the book didn't so much turn out to be the great mystery story I was expecting, rather than the great murder adventure it is, with a dash of mystery, it was still never-the-less a great read of great merit, and certainly highly entertaining, especially the last two thirds of the story. In fact, I reckon the story would make an excellent Aussie flavored movie, if not the start of a great TV series. I love the characters in the book, especially the aboriginal (superb tracker ... only outdone by his wife Angelica) hero Jack Cadney and his white Copper mate Frazier. The humor within, was also very titillating. And what a car chase. I've seen and read a few of those in my time, and this one loses nothing in the telling or comparison. The story has a very satisfying ending, but of what kind, I don't feel at liberty to say, me not being one for spoilers, and I've no doubt already said too much. Do yourself a favor and read it, that's all I can say. The story has a great Outback Aussie Bush flavor to it, and I'd certainly like to read more in it's vein, by the same very talented author. Further to the above, I can only say it is very apparent that Lindsay has intimate knowledge of the Aussie Bush and it's long term indigenous inhabitants, as well as familiarity with Aussies of many kinds. As well as a very entertaining read, it is an interesting one, and you come away feeling all the richer for the experience he has given you.
  • Christmas Day at the Sweet Angel Mine on March 03, 2015

    I got a good sense of place and character and enjoyed the humor. Only issue, is that it made me think ;)
  • The Adventures of Billy Boiglebird and his Small Automatic Wind Powered Galactic Space-Shrink Transporter Gizmo on March 03, 2015

    This is one wacky story for the kids and grownups who have resisted ummmm ..... growing up. I enjoyed it, and I'm going to give up bird watching, just so I can see one of these rare ones.
  • A Bushman's Tail on March 03, 2015

    An enjoyable read, good depictions of place and character, and I loved the final reveal, and the excellent humor.
  • The Curious Affair of Scuppers Bilgewater and the Lesser Speckled Dunk Island Scrub Hen on March 08, 2015

    My favorite short story of Lindsay Johannsen thus far, having read about 5 or so (plus both novels). I particularly like the humor in this one, and as always, the well-crafted characters and backdrop. I could imagine a longer version of many adventures by the main character, in it's nautical (or naughtycal) vein.
  • The Enchanted Music Box on March 28, 2015

    My favorite short story so far, by Lindsay Johannsen. A charming children's plus tale, and very different to his excellent irregular outback tales and humor. It is a tale that is very heart-warming and leaves you feeling like you've been touched by a bit of magic. Great character depictions and setting as always. The story would sit well, at pride of place, in just about any Children's short story collection. This was my second read, and if possible, I enjoyed it even more this time around.