Surprised myself by voting for Waterland. I had no idea it was as early as 1983 - feels like a classic 90s novel in lots of ways.
I still can't believe how much they changed the plot for the Costner film.
― Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Monday, 12 July 2021 11:41 (ten months ago) link
I just heard about Mudroroo recently. unless I've forgotten earlier.BUt I was looking for indigenous Australian writing from a non-European/white perspective at a conference webinar recently and somebody suggested his book. So I wondered if it was any good on hearing this factor. I'm not familiar with the book so it is possible it has some worth even if he isn't indigenous, not as much as if he was
― Stevolende, Monday, 12 July 2021 11:44 (ten months ago) link
Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.
― System, Tuesday, 13 July 2021 00:01 (ten months ago) link
Wherein We Elect Our Favourite Novels of 1984
― Daniel_Rf, Tuesday, 13 July 2021 11:42 (ten months ago) link
I think I ended up not casting a vote in this one. I've read The Witches, Shame, and Pet Semetary and didn't really feel like boosting any of them. Bloody loved the stage version of The Woman in Black (and think the Radcliffe version is okay too tbh). Would be interested in reading more Hrabal, as Too Loud a Solitude is my only one so far.
― emil.y, Tuesday, 13 July 2021 13:19 (ten months ago) link