06 July 2011
The Grand Hotel ~ Gregory Day
Bellingen Writers Festival
Unfinished ... put aside till another day.
A rare thing that I put a book aside but after reading a quarter of this book I still hadn’t engaged in any way.
This read like a yarn (a bit of an Aussie Keillor Garrison ... but without the witty sharp observations). So it yarned away without any depth to the characters. I know that there is a “series” of his books set in Mangowak so maybe I needed to start at the first (though I thought that this was) because there was an inference about things that had already happened and characters who had a past. But in the long run ... who cares? Maybe I will go back to it again.