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Author Topic: "The Broken Shore" by Peter Temple  (Read 14834 times)
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« on: November 05, 2008 »

It really is very very hard deciding on a book to choose, I hope this thread carries on for a few more years at least so I can choose some other authors I love, too.  Anyway.....in the absence of being able to select a New Zealand author, I have chosen one from our close neighbours, Australia.

The Broken Shore is the winner of the CWA Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award, Ned Kelly Award for crime fiction (Australia) and was voted best book of the year on Booklist.

Main character Joe Cashin has had a recent brush with death.  Upon his return to work he is posted to the coastal town where he grew up to "play" the country cop. When a prominent local is beaten and left for dead and three boys from a nearby Aboriginal community, accused, Cashin finds himself in the middle of something huge....especially when he is unconvinced the boys had anything to do with the murder.

I am not sure when to post discussion dates as 2 months is Christmas.  How about skipping December and starting discussions 22 January 2009!

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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2008 »

I'l join in this time - I've read mostly all the BTZ books as you guys did - just never commented on here about them!  Shocked 
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2008 »

Linda, this is a SERIOUSLY good choice - what a wonderful book. I hope that as many BTZers as possible read it and join the discussion.

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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2008 »

I'm gonna be looking out for this one then!!
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2008 »

I am pleased. This book was only three from the top of my tbr pile and if we don't discuss it til Jan 22 I won't even have to promote it. (So rest easy Jason Goodwin, Jason Starr and James Lee Burke!)
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2008 »

Another noobie for me to try! Looking forward to it.
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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2008 »

Bought it this morning - like RC it's a new author for me, so looking forward to unchartered waters.
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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2008 »

Big fan of this book, still one of my favourites.  Just finished reading In The Evil Day which was also a great read, not as good The Broken Shore though. 

Can't wait to hear what people think of it - great choice Linda!
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« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2008 »

A new one for me too Linda - Look forward to reading this one  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2009 »

Remember to read The Broken Shore before 22nd THIS month.......my time flies!
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« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2009 »

reading, reading, reading ... !!! (pity have to go to work, would have more time to read!)
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« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2009 »

I read this when it was first announced as BOM, now I can't remember anything about it apart from that I really liked it!!!  Shocked

Next time I won't be as eager to finish the BOM if it's every two months!!!
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« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2009 »

So let's talk! (before I forget too much...!!)
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« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2009 »

Sadly, I've not had chance to get to the BOTM (time, tide and no man come to mind). It's currently sitting on the TBR pile and after reading the reviews and summaries, I'm looking forward to it. But travel, report writing and projects have diverted my attention.

So, I look forward to reading the views and opinions of the forum over the coming days.
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« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2009 »

Nearly there. Hope to comment on this excellent book after the weekend
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