Staff Book Reviews

The Georges River Library staff are avid readers and love sharing their favourite reads. Three of our staff members have reviewed what they have been reading recently during lockdown.

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This is my all time favourite! I enjoyed reading this book many times when I was young and dreamed of the Mississippi River, running around having a great adventure with Huck & our dear friend Jim. We learned and grew the values of friendship together without society’s rules and demands. I recommend it to all our parents and children to go back to basics and experience a more innocent time. Everyone can enjoy it, join in the adventure and laugh out loud. It encourages us to think about the deeper meanings of respect for all humankind.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Hyun

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This is a classic of wartime writing, and a reminder of how Brits behave under fire. Beautifully written, with murky undercurrents.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

John

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This is a beautifully moving story of a family who come to realise what they have lost when their mother/wife disappears from the Seoul train station. A picture of their Mother takes shape as different family members go through their memories and realise how little they knew her and just how much they took her for granted. Set in post ware Korea, there are some wonderful descriptions of farm life and traditions in South Korea that bring this book to life.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Skadi

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