No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison – Quick notes
Author: Behrouz Boochani
Genre: Memoir, non-fiction, australia
My rating: ★★★★☆
Release Date: Published July 1st 2019 by Bolinda/Macmillan Australia
Format: Audiobook, 13 hours and 1 minute
#My apologies for messing up the publishing and format details in the version I sent out!
What did I think?
Boochani provided a distressing, yet I think necessary, insight into life for refugees when we (Australians) place them in detention. It’s not a pleasant story. I didn’t always like it. But it is an eye-opening account and I enjoyed learning more about Behrouz Boochani who wrote this book by sending short text messages of the manuscript to a journalist.
I listened to the audio which was read by many so each chapter was a different voice. I guess the plus with this is that if you don’t like the reader you aren’t stuck with them for a whole book. Had it been one ‘good’ reader though, I would have preferred it.