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30 Days in Sydney: A Wildly Distorted Account Paperback – Bargain Price, October 14, 2008
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Top Customer Reviews
Mr. Carey sets out to describe this great city in terms of earth, air, fire and water. He does this by having several zany friends of his-- some of them friends of thirty years-- tell their stories. Any one of these characters ought to be found in a novel, at least one of Mr. Carey's. In his hands they become flesh and blood and as interesting as the city they describe. Good stuff jumps out on every page. Mr. Carey admits that he cannot drive over Sydney's famous bridge without having a panic attack, a fact that is particularly significant to me since I suffer from the same problem with high bridges. Then there is the delicious account of the word "Eternity" and the little man responsible for writing the word everywhere or anywhere he felt his God called him to write it.Read more ›
This perch enables Carey to visit old friends and landscapes and make new connections and interpretations about the Australian past, present and future.
As a travel book in this genre, from this angle, Carey delivers what he promises as a writer.
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Great writer! It really takes me back to my childhood in Australia. I love this book. Beautiful choice of words. Interesting and humorous too.Published on February 21, 2011 by Love to read
This was a nice book to read before I left for Sydney. Gave me a bit of a different perspective than a travel guide would, while still offering plenty to explore.Published on August 10, 2009 by Monika Matthews
Congratulations, Mr Carey, on producing the only boring book on Sydney I have ever read. The stories you relate are, apart from the climbers dying in the Blue Mountains, mainly... Read morePublished on October 9, 2006 by ANON