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Tim Winton is a heck of a writer. He brings characters and places alive and makes them feel like real people -- sort of like distant relatives that you've heard stories about. The whole book had the feel of sitting down with a great-uncle and having him tell you about the Australian branch of his family tree (not that my family actually has an Australian branch, but still). I've seen this called a "family saga" and that seems about right -- this is more a chunk of life book than a plot-driven story. Mind you, the characters do things, but there's no central story other than the interactions and lives of these characters.
I think I should have read this book in print. While Peter Hosking has a pleasant reading voice, I kept getting the characters mixed up in my head and had to keep reviewing which ones were part of the Lamb family and which part of the Pickles.
The only other book by Winton I've read is Breath, which I liked a bit better that this. Still, I'll definitely read more of his novels.