BreathEditorial Review - Books+Publishing - Thorpe-Bowker and Contributors
It's hard to think of an Australian writer, other than Peter Carey, who has pushed the boundaries of his fiction more emphatically than Tim Winton. It's now more than 25 years since An Open Swimmer won the Vogel award, and a wonderful outpouring of novels, short stories, and children's books followed. Always a writer for a big canvas, Winton has drawn on the natural world and the seascape ... Read full review
BREATHEditorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe
Sun, surf and the '70s Down Under provide the backdrop for the story of a boy's awakening through rough sex.Paramedic Bruce Pike and his partner answer a medical emergency call at a suburban home. In a bedroom crowded with rock-star and hot-chick posters, Bruce finds the body of a 17-year-old boy who appears to have committed suicide. But Bruce, a middle-aged dad, knows better, and the narrative ... Read full review
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A guy recommended me to read this book. He said I would love this book. He was right. I read the book in less than a week and nothing disappointed me. I loved the scenes in the book, the characters and the plots. It was sad that Bruce's parents, Loonie and Eva died. Other than that, it was really good. I recommend it to any of my surfing friends! Oh, I don't want to surf myself though.