This book was so confusing I‘m still not sure what I read. I really enjoyed the history lesson on the harbor bridge, and the conscription protests. However Axel story was confounding. Even though this book is beautifully written I would not recommend it.
I have attempted three times to read this novel set in Sydney at a time of huge change - the erection of the Sydney Opera House and Australia‘s early involvement In the Vietnam War. I havedecided to abandon it. I just cannot engage with the slow and circuitousnarrative. There is no real feeling of anticipation or fear or change. The most prominent emotion is confusion, followed by ennui. I need to move on. #aussieapril #aww2019