So last year I had the opportunity to read this amazing book. Below is an adaptation of my Amazon review:
“Can you hear the river crying?”
Songlines was such an amazing, beautiful story, it gave me goosebumps! And so Australian. I loved the way the author has woven together strands from completely different cultures in such a way they work seamlessly together! This story has biblical, Aboriginal and fairy stories all merged into one believable explanation.
The only thing that jolted me out of the story occasionally were the sometimes unusual metaphors – though I loved this one “as helpful as a chihuahua rounding up cattle.”
Such a unique story, I’m really looking forward to the next one in the series!
(Which happens to be available now!)