Archive for January 25th, 2008

The Secret River, by Kate Grenville

Friday, January 25th, 2008

The Secret River is a piece of historical fiction set in the early 1800’s colonial Australia.  It isn’t the fastest book I have ever read, but it was poignant.

In retrospect, I would like to read this story from the perspective of the native Aborigines.  It was hard for me to have a tremendous amount of empathy for the main characters based on the decisions they ultimately make.  I can’t highly recommend this one, but those who really like historical fiction should enjoy it.