Tim Winton is one of Australia’s most highly-regard authors and rightly so. I’ve enjoyed every single book I’ve encountered, including The Shepherd’s Hut. Aussies have a unique take on the English language, so when I get to read a Winton book I know I’ll have extra work. Translation people, translation. Winton is a storyteller and his works read effortlessly.
This book covers the story of a boy in a bad spot. Forced into exile in the wilds of Western Australia he must fend for himself while attempting to find the peace he wants so badly. Fighting demons, the elements and human nature, the characters are like a snake waiting to strike, coiled and tense the entire way. Get it, read it.