Been on lots of flights recently. Catching up on some reading
The Turning: Stories by Tim Winton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A great collection of stories about Western Australia At first, it took a while to get into the first one or two stories, but the interconnected nature of the book took over and the stories became almost like chapters. While each story was independent, they do read as a whole, each connected by a small town in WA. One of the major reoccuring themes is the pain and heartbreak of growing up in a small town, connected to people simply because of connection to that place. Growing up past the dissapointment in your parents (deserved or not), growing past that first painful crush, watching young love fade as adulthood and responsibilities take over.
A great read.
Chasing Darkness by Robert Crais
My rating: 4 of 5 stars