The Bodysurfers – Book Review
Author: Robert Drewe
Genre: Short stories, Australia, classic
My rating: ★★★☆☆
Release Date: Published 29th June, 2009 by Penguin Group (Australia)
Format: Paperback, 168 pages
What did I think?
Drewe’s short story collection was printed in the eighties and I could tell. It reminded me in style and characters of a few of the books my boyfriend told me I just had to read back then. When I did, I disagreed with him.
Whingey blokes, a grown man still upset by his parents divorce, a perv harassing women, ‘tits’ etc…meh. The stories have mixed quality – so some are really quite good – but ultimately this is another case of ‘its well written but it’s not for me’.
Note: There is a disturbing yet excellent story half way through about a pervert who likes hanging around the (nude) beach. It captured a type so well – brilliant, but chilling.