Summary

Georgie Jutland is a mess. At 40, with her career in ruins, she finds herself stranded in White Point with a fisherman she doesn't love and two kids whose dead mother she can never replace. Her days have fallen into domestic tedium and social isolation. Her nights are a blur of vodka and pointless loitering in cyberspace. Leached of all confidence, Georgie has lost her way; she barely recognizes herself. In prose as haunting and beautiful as its western setting, Dirt Music confirms Tim Winton's status as one of the finest novelists of his generation.
©2003 Tim Winton (P)2005 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By NixD on 19-09-18

I love his writing - such deep characters

I can’t starting reading or listening to anything else for a while afterwards as I become so attached to the characters I need to keep thinking about them. I miss them when it’s over.
I’m going to read everything by him.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 20-07-18

superb

Densely, layered characters. Wonderful imagery. Excellent narration. Can not recommend enough.
I wiil search more by Tim Winton.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Bjerkana on 20-01-14

Good story, atmospheric

What did you love best about Dirt Music?

I love Winton's writing and his ability to paint such a powerful picture of Western Australia's landscapes and people. This was a good story, if a little predictable, but well developed and had a satisfying ending.

What other book might you compare Dirt Music to and why?

It was my second Winton audiobook, after "Breath", which I'd loved. The narrator in Breath had managed to inhabit his characters fully and present the story with full understanding of the text, which brought it very much to life.

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator in Dirt Music seemed often to lack understanding of what she was reading and I found myself thinking "I'd have read that passage differently" to give a different emphasis and atmosphere. Everything was read with much the same intonation, which became like a repeating tune after a while. I found myself trying to appreciate the story in spite of her, rather than because of her delivery.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed this book despite my disappointment with the narration because Winton's characterisation and description lifted it beyond the telling of it.

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5 out of 5 stars
By spodude on 24-01-18

loved every minute<br />

a real taste of what I think Australia would be like great Story characters love his descriptive prose

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