Well Worth Reading Twice: A Rarity

Reading Where Pademelons Play was a real pleasure because it is very well written, and well written English is increasingly rare. The characters are all convincing and their interactions and development proceed effectively throughout the book.

The main character, Harry, is a frustrating blend of techno nerd and businessman, son, husband and father. In fact, all the characters are suitably flawed in their different ways and, consequently, both loveable and distressing, both to one another and to the reader. The description of suburban Melbourne towards the end of the twentieth century and into the twenty first century accurately reflects what I have observed after migrating to Australia in 1961.

Where Pademelons Play is such an interesting story that it is well worth reading more than once, again an increasingly rare occurrence in literature today.

Janet L Ward