18 November 2006

Melina Marchetta's Books

I have recently consumed 'On the Jellicoe Road' by Melina Marchetta. It was like a puzzle I had to patiently pursue as the pieces came together. There were times I felt I had no clue what was going on and I had to reread parts as I knew I'd missed something important. It was worth it though. I felt I had been on a real reading journey when I finished and I found the resolutions satisfying. After finishing it, I am unsure why it wasn't predictable but I know I didn't realise the obvious because of the crafty way the author revealed the character's.
I loved her first book. This was different from Looking for Alibrandi, which was a more straightforward read. Her characters were realistic and rich, and I enjoyed them. I haven't read Saving Francesca (Bccb Blue Ribbon Fiction Books (Awards)). I am not sure why, but I know after enjoying the latest book so much I will make a point of borrowing it and reading it this summer.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

i agree with this comment, in the end it was worth reading. i did worked out a few things in the book. it was interesting to read.

Joh said...

We loved it and it was so different to her other books I thought.

Joh said...

We loved it and it was so different to her other books I thought.