Tuesday, 23 June 2009

A New Kind of Dreaming by Anthony Eaton

Honestly, A New Kind of Dreaming is not really a book I would look at and pick up myself, I read this as one of my school assignments, but once read it, I found it worthwhile.



Ok, so first off there’s Jamie, your typical trouble maker that can’t swallow his pride. His mother and father are out of the picture, due to the fact that his mother died when he was very young and his father has a full time job as a drunk and so for a while it was just Jamie and his older brother, Eddie. Then Eddie gets locked up and Jamie is sent to Port Barren, an isolated desert area. During his stay he meets Cameron and also the town’s top cop, Butcher. The town has a lot of buried secrets that Butcher would like to have stayed buried, so when Jamie starts nosing around, Butcher has no other choice but to take care of the problem. Right?
The author’s use of detail really captures your attention and it makes it hard to put the book down. From the very start you get an inside look at Jamie’s life leading up to the present day. Along with a look at how alcohol abuse is brought on, the book explores the trouble with not speaking up due to feeling overpowered and isolated, the ways refugees are transported, and the effects of unregulated power. Rated 3 ½ out of 5, I found it an intriguing read.

Thanks for reading, Meagan.

- Meagan is doing work experience at Hampton Park Library this week. Thanks for that review Meagan!

1 comments:

Casey Cardinia Library Corporation said...

That's an awesome review Meagan, hope you enjoy the rest of your work experience!!
Nick :]

 
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