In the Land of Oz
On what he calls 'the adventure of his life', Howard Jacobson travels around Australia, never entirely sure where he is heading next or whether he has the courage to tackle the wild life of the bush, the wild men of the outback, or the even wilder women of the seaboard cities.
In pursuit of the best of Australian good times, he joins revelers at Uluru, argues with racists in the Kimberleys, parties with wine-growers in the Barossa and falls for ballet dancers in Perth. And even as vexed questions of national identity and Aboriginal land rights present themselves, his love for Australia and Australians never falters.
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Review: In The Land Of OzUser Review - Brian Horn - Goodreads
Should be a mandatory read for any Australian,. Does for Australia what Bill Bryson did for UK in Notes From A Small Island. Both love the two countries the people and their quirks. Very funny indeed. My first encounter with Australia was identical to his and had me in hysterics!! Read full review
Review: In The Land Of OzUser Review - Gabby - Goodreads
Somehow I was expecting a bit more from Mr Jacobson or maybe the 25-30 odd years since he completed the trip and wrote about it haven't been kind to it. Found the length a bit excessive, as afterwards ... Read full review