08 October 2015

Review: Swimming To The Moon by Robert Drewe

Swimming to the Moon by Robert Drewe is a collection of articles published in his column in a WA newspaper. They contain observations on life in WA and Australia and what it's like to grow up on the coast.

Most of the pieces (all of which can be read as a stand-alone or in any order) have a sense of nostalgia about them, however reading the columns back to back, I was aware of a little repetition that original readers may not have noticed.

Drewe's writing is biographical and sentimental with a touch of humour; but certainly not the 'hilarious snapshots' that were promised in the blurb.

All in all, I'd probably have enjoyed his newspaper column at the time of publication, however reading them back to back in this collection just didn't do that much for me.

In fact, the best part about reading Swimming to the Moon was that it qualified in two reading challenges: the Aussie Author Challenge 2015 and the 2015 Nonfiction Reading Challenge.

My rating = **

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