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'A fine and compelling novel' Financial Times 'It compels admiration over and over for its energy and its insight into human character' Spectator 'Deserves comparison with the great war novels of the last hundred years' Observer 'Such a magnificent book that I count it a privilege to read and keep' Books and Bookmen --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Thomas Keneally began his writing career in 1964 and has published thirty novels since. They include Schindler's Ark, which won the Booker Prize in 1982 and was subsequently made into the film Schindler's List, and The Chant Of Jimmie Blacksmith, Confederates and Gossip From The Forest, each of which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. His most recent novels are The Daughters Of Mars, which was shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize in 2013, and Shame and the Captives. He has also written several works of non-fiction, including his memoir Homebush Boy, Searching for Schindler and Australians. He is married with two daughters and lives in Sydney. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
The novel is very good and it would have been five stars but for the unsoportable/tiresome (for the reader) southern slang speech of the protagonists/characters. Read morePublished on May 27 2003 by ADB
I made a mistake with this book. I should have read the first page before buying. I don't mind if a novelist wants to reduce a Confederate general's deified historical status a peg... Read morePublished on July 14 2002
I have read this book (of course) but have also met the author in a proffessional context.
May be I am a tad subjective but I found the book dull (not to the standard say of... Read more
In the first hundred pages of this novel, which is lauded for its realistic portrayal of southeners during the Civil War, there are at least two dozen references to human... Read morePublished on Nov. 2 2001
At times this book is pretty good, but at times it is border line trash. Every single female character in the book was ... . I had no idea nineteenth century women were so "easy. Read morePublished on Sept. 10 2001