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Fortune Cookie by Bryce Courtenay – Penguin Books Australia
But, Bryce Courtenay is a down-to-earth writer. Seventeen-year-old Nicholas Duncan is on holiday there, in pursuit of an exotic butterfly known as the Magpie Crow. Delightful character development and narration Courtenay presents a unique examination of a Eurasian character.
If any fault is to be found, it is in the final minutes when finally the truths are vryce.
Bryce Courtenay Narrated by: Up to the high standards I have come to expect from Bryce Courtenay. The story centers around Sylvia Honeyeater, who sings like an angel and can literally charm the birds from the trees.
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Courtenay committed the dreaded sin against which Elmore Leonard cauti Bryce Courtenay is without a doubt my favourite author but this book was a disappointment. Contrived, cliched, corny and condescending. Sep 11, Paul rated it really liked it. Instead, he says goodbye to Australia and his well-to-do family and finds employment in Singapore as an advertising executive for Wing Brothers Advertising, a terrible trio of odd and crooked brothers.
He compromises by making a name for himself in advertising. I was hooked from the beginning, which not all authors can do repeatedly, but he has the unmatched ability to be able to grip the reader from page one. There is soon trouble when Simon falls in love with the forbidden Mercy B. On one side this was a great story with great characters.
Our struggling creative byrce director becomes entwined in a world of drugs, evil madams, ‘businessmen’ and remnants of British colonial rule, all of which combine to provide an exciting backdrop to this story.
Inspired by real events, Bryce Courtenay’s new novel tells the story of three people from vastly differing backgrounds. It’s an uncertain, dangerous time to be forrune Indonesia, and Nick’s options of getting out are fast dwindling. The readers had been waiting for the long-in-coming climax, only to have them snatch it away and tell it post-fact with some sub-par explanation.
To such a degree that I actually don’t think he does and, having now Googled the question, I find that I may just be correct. A time when travel and adventure where just starting to become a way of life for Australians. The ending was fantastic.
I have lived all my Australian life in Sydney the nicest place on earth and, until I started writing fiction, made my career in advertising working as a copywriter and creative director.
Danny serves in South-east Asia, spends three and a half years as a POW, and returns a broken man, embittered and facially disfigured. At the age of 55 I decided to take the plunge.
I never felt the character had plunged to the depths of hell to complete his heroes journey. Sign up to our newsletter using your email. Would you try another book written by Bryce Courtenay or narrated by Humphrey Bower? I’m intrigued enough to keep going, but I do find the main character – the narrator – annoying.
Added to this are healthy doses of suspense, intrigue and an ending which I did not anticipate. Jun 27, Wyktor Paul rated it it was amazing.
It was a somewhat isolated community and I grew up among farm folk and the African people. The beautiful and exotic woman who of course falls in love with the protagonist despite his repeatedly described unattractive physical features, yet is unwilling to fully embrace the relationship due to personal, reasons.
To flrtune us recommend your next book, tell us what you cokie reading. Cant wait for a new novel. I loved it, as I have with all Courtenay’s novels. The opal fields of Coober Pedy offered his first glimpse of riches – and Nellie, a dusky beauty, provided his first taste of love The four fires in this story are passion, religion, warfare, and fire itself.
Fortune Cookie by Bryce Courtenay () | Boomerang Books
Bryce Courtenay is without a doubt my favourite author but this book was a disappointment. Sent to Singapore as creative director of a new multinational advertising company, Simon finds his path is fraught with obstacles. I initially rated cortune book at 3-stars.
On the other hand it was very acceptable and the characterisation in the reading was superb!
He falls for a mysterious, forbidden fruit of a woman name Mercy B. I wouldn’t go so far as to say, “excellent” or recommend it to my book club, but it’s worth reading if only for insights into a bit of Asian history. The story was different and kept fortunr. I take my bonnet off to Bryce.
The two form an unlikely bond. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Lord disappear to on Thursdays? The narrator’s accent sometimes seemed a little off but that’s understandable fprtune the storyline.
Fortune Cookie is a really good read.