|Posted by Enigma at 10:45 PM on June 29, 2009||comments (0)|
With some generous assistance from the vibrant and unpredictable Megan, Simon Hickey faces the challenges and social turmoil of the 1960’s. As the story unfolds, Catholic culture, a love affair, and the threat of being shipped off to Vietnam, combine to provide all the elements of a best seller. Humour, pathos, sexual awakenings, tragedies and a surprise or two… There is a -real feeling of `being there’ in this story. Living History.”
|Posted by Enigmaat 06:16 AM on June 29, 2009||comments (0)|
THE COMMENT: Set in a small country town in New South Wales, and complete with an assortment of colourful characters, this intensely human story posesquestions for devotees of saints and relics, confronts long standing theological convictions, and articulates a major dilemma for the Catholic Church: What to do when a priest falls in love.
A powerful and absorbing drama about ordinary people, played out in Australia and France, it captures the essence of human frailty, and that unique Australian spirit of scepticism.
|Posted by Enigmaat 06:11 AM on June 29, 2009||comments (2)|
Little known also, is the fact that thousands of Australian soldiers served in the post-war occupation and worked to re-establish some normality in a devastated country.
Even if you are not into war stories, this is an educational must-read. Fascinating, descriptive, informative; a page turner.
Review by: Keith Renshaw on Aug. 02, 2009 :
A beautiful story with a very poignant message about the decision to drop this horrible bomb. For me it puts into perspective the term used so much today “Weapons of mass Destruction”. Nothing a terrorist could contrive could come anywhere close to what was dropped on Hiroshima. That apart, this book is one of the best stories I can remember. Go on give it a try you won’t regret it.