14 March 2010
WEEK ELEVEN - 'CLOUDSTREET'
'Cloudstreet' by Tim Winton
March 8 - 13, 431 pages
I've been wanting to read a book by Winton for a while and, I'll be honest, I probably wouldn't have gotten around to it yet if it wasn't for this book's extremely awesome cover. Love it. Anyway, after reading a few pages of this I was kicking myself for not reading it earlier. I love the way it is written. So... refreshing. It was great reading something Australian. I haven't read anything Australian for a while and I forgot about that warm, fuzzy, comfortable feeling you get from 'our' literature.
'It was like they were electric with all knowledge, all places, all people.'
I love the way this book just happens; no quotation marks, written just how the words are said.
Beautiful. Here's one book that you can definitely judge by its cover.
I'm so disappointed that I have finished this book. I just want it to keep on going. Here are some other quotes that I liked:
'After a time the shop was Cloud Street, the people said it, Cloudstreet, in one word. Bought the cauli at Cloudstreet. Slip over to Cloudstreet, willya love, and buy us a tin of Bushells and a few slices of ham. Cloudstreet.'
'You didn't always know what they meant, but you did know how they felt.'
'You shouldn't break a place.'