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Sydney in the 30's. Rural NSW in the 30's.The characters enter stage with faults and foibles and discover a world 'gone mad' with Old and New Guards, (Conservatives and Nazi) rising to defend Australia from the Left Wing and Communists. There is talk of Civil War.
'put the cricket bat down Mick'.
With a favorite uncle dead and best friend almost left for dead and branded, something has to done.
Is there anything you would change about this book?
Cut back on some of the details of the political rallies, etc. The descriptions seemed to go on forever. I got to the point where I fast forwarded a few times.
What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?
I liked that fact that the chapters started with actual newspaper stories.
What did you like most about A Few Right Thinking Men?
I enjoyed to links to history and the underlying humor and charter development, the attention to subtle details and the great pace of the book, I normally like pretty action based novels and despite the time taken to develop the plot and characters the pace felt right and held my attention throughout the story - nicely written.
What other book might you compare A Few Right Thinking Men to, and why?
Tough one for me - possibly Tobruk by Peter FitzSimons meets Agatha Christie meets Rear Window (the movie by Alfred Hitchcock which I adore)
What about Rupert Degas’s performance did you like?
I always love Ruperts performances and seek out his narrations and on this occasion found him to be at his absolute best.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
The book title would be fine.
Any additional comments?
Great writing and excellent narration - well done! Also being an Australian I especially enjoyed the humor and social observations.