by Tim Winton | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780330412605 Global Overview for this book
Registered by book-man-8 of Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany on 10/13/2007
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5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by book-man-8 from Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Saturday, October 13, 2007
A very special and intriguing collection of short stories! Different, sometimes even strange ones. I liked most of them.

Journal Entry 2 by book-man-8 at on Sunday, August 03, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (8/4/2008 UTC) at



This one is off as a wishlist-RABCK to "Jaynereader".Enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by jaynereader from Sheffield, South Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, August 07, 2008
Thanks so much for this RABCK, book-man-8!

Journal Entry 4 by jaynereader from Sheffield, South Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I also enjoyed most of them, because I love Tim Winton's sharp writing. He saved the best one in my view, Scission, til last.

Thanks book-man-8, I'll be releasing this book soon.

Journal Entry 5 by jaynereader from Sheffield, South Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, June 20, 2009
This is off to kizmiaz today as part of a trade. Hope you enjoy it!

Journal Entry 6 by kizmiaz from Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Boy, that was some really fast mail.
I just droped yours in the mail yesterday.
Thanks for trading.

This is Tin Winton's first short story collection, published in 1985.
The Stories included are:
- Secrets
- A blow, a kiss
- Getting Ahead
- My father's axe
- Wake
- Lantern stalk
- Thomas Awkner floats
- Wilderness
- Neighbours
- A measure of eloquence
- The opressed
- The woman at the well
- Scission

Journal Entry 7 by kizmiaz from Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tim Winton's writting sure is a pleasure to read, even though I like it more in his novels than in his short stories.
These stories were enjoyable, the style, the sparing of the words, the image they carry... all contributed for my enjoyement of this book.
Even though I was mesmerized by only three of the stories A blow, a kiss, Getting ahead and My father's axe I felt they all convey some strong feelings with a powerful language.
Now I'll pass the book along to conto who also likes Winton's books.

Journal Entry 8 by conto from Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Sunday, October 18, 2009
One more Winton to read. Weeee!
Thanks K!

Journal Entry 9 by conto from Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Well, maybe it's just me, but I didn't like this Winton's short stories half as much as his novels (the ones I've read at least).
They are extraordinarily well written, that's for sure, but... it gives me the idea there's always something missing. It seems he doesn't want to say it all, or just wants not to forget the idea and puts it on paper so that he can get back to it later on.
Anyway, I would be willing to read everything the man wrote, therefore: thanks a lot for it, K!

(it'll go back to you asap)

Journal Entry 10 by kizmiaz from Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Sunday, January 03, 2010
I've received it a while back and it's here now.

Journal Entry 11 by kizmiaz at Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Monday, July 12, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (7/12/2010 UTC) at Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal


Winton's novels work better for me but his short stories are interesting too.

Journal Entry 12 by wingperryfranwing at North Ogden, Utah USA on Friday, August 06, 2010
2 Tim Winton books were waiting for me in the mail when I returned from a short trip to San Francisco! Thanks Marco for sending these. I will try to get to them soon but I am a little behind in my reading because of my recent move to Utah. Looking forward to these!

Journal Entry 13 by wingperryfranwing at DI in Ogden, Utah USA on Friday, February 17, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (2/17/2017 UTC) at DI in Ogden, Utah USA


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