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    Guest countdown1975

    Hey,

    I am a massive bookworm and am looking for any recommendations ref Australian Authors - fiction and historical. Authors I like are Clive Cussler/Philippa Gregory, Jack Higgins and similar.

    I'd also like to read more on Australian history and the Aborigines but it is very hard getting hold of anything.

     

    Are there any books clubs or anything anyone knows of in Adelaide?

    Thanks Vicki :-)

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    I like Clive Cussler, have read nearly all his books, so if its action/adventure your after try Matthew Reilly.

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    Guest countdown1975

    Thanks I've read all his too and passed them on to my Dad who is now hooked. Also read all of James Rollins too who is similar but not Australian :-)

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    Guest rich

    MAtthew Reilly is ok - although the action never ceases and you need to have breaks to recover a lot...

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    Okay some classical aussie books.

     

    The chant of jimmy blacksmith

    The fringedwellers

    Capricornia

    The merry go round in the sea

    The getting of wisdom

    Where the queens all strayed.

    My Place

    Blacktown

    The Delinquents

    The Shiralee

    Swimming Upstream........

    All the rivers run

     

     

    I'll think of some more later.....

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    Guest familygood

    Thanks for this thread I too was looking for some books to read. I just read a book called Cold Beer and Crocodiles which is about an American born but now resident of Australia who cycled around the perimitre and through the outback. It was really really good.

     

    Anyone know of any more travel type books?

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    What about classic Australian cinema for a bit of Aussie culture? Films that I can think of are :

     

    Crocodile Dundee

    Muriel's Wedding

    Strictly Ballroom

    Mad Max

    The Sundowners (Hollywood's view of early Australian settlers with some very bad accents!)

    Sunday Too Far Away (classic tale of sheep shearers, partly filmed near Quorn)

    Priscilla Queen of the Desert (drag queens go to Alice Springs - love it! - amazing scenery)

    Idiot Box (story of unemployed bogans in the Sydney suburbs)

    Chopper (story of notorious criminal with Eric Bana - too violent for me)

    Outback (obscure cult horror film)

    Picnic at Hanging Rock (a bit weird but apparently true - have been to Hanging Rock and can see how easy it would be to get lost)

    Gallipoli

    Walkabout (classic Jenny Agutter)

    Two Hands (early Heath Ledger)

    The Dish (very funny)

    The Castle (also very funny with Eric Bana)

    Shine (filmed in Adelaide)

    Rabbit Proof Fence (excellent story of Aborginal children)

    Maslin Beach (yes a very corny film based on a day at the nudist beach!!)

    Wog Boy (comedy with Italians/Greeks in Melbourne)

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    Thanks for this thread I too was looking for some books to read. I just read a book called Cold Beer and Crocodiles which is about an American born but now resident of Australia who cycled around the perimitre and through the outback. It was really really good.

     

    Anyone know of any more travel type books?

     

    Bill Bryson's Down Under comes to mind

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    Something by John Pilger (history) wouldn't go amiss.

     

    Zusak's The Book Thief is amazing!

     

    Rabbit Proof Fence is also a great one.

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    Guest The Pottertons

    I agree on Bill Brysons Down Under. Really easy reading and good fun!

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    Guest Guest75
    What about classic Australian cinema for a bit of Aussie culture? Films that I can think of are :

     

     

     

    And that scary little number............... Wolf Creek :arghh::arghh:

     

    Very violent and supposedly happened in the South Aus Outback.

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    For a bit of light reading, but set in Adelaide, try some of Kirsty Brooks Cassidy Blair series! Light and fluffy but nice to get mentions of Hutt Street and Rundle Mall etc!!

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    Guest Vonne9

    For Historical an Aussie Classic "FOR THE TERM OF HIS NATURAL LIFE'' by Marcus Clarke might be out of print but look out for it in secondhand book stores, well worth a read.

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