Ponyboy63 (ponyboy63) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

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Book Number One done...

OK... on the weekend I finished book number one for this year... James A Michiners' "Centennial"

Took me a bit longer than I had expected, but I really enjoyed reading this once again... even if it was 1100 pages! lol

Have started on Book Number Two now... Elizabeth O'Connors masterpiece "The Irishman", the Miles Franklin Award winning story of Paddy Doolan, an Irishman living in outback Queensland, and his family. He is a teamster in an age when horses are about to be replaced my motor vehicles.

I read this many years ago and it is one that has something of a personal element in it for me, as my own great-grandfather was a teamster at the exact same time when this story is set (after WW1) and was killed when a team of horses bolted on him and in doing so wrapped him around a tree, the chains wrapping him up and crushing him. Not pretty.

Anyhow, I think it is due to my outback origins that I enjoy reading (and re-reading) these types of stories!

Cross-posted on my LJ

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