Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Review # 84: True Blue Tucker by Campbell Jefferys

     Darius and Humphrey are on mission to find the "real" Australia - not just he folklore and the misconceptions; so they embark on a journey across the globe through London, Canada, Munich and Australia itself in order to find what it truely means to be Australian. Then the fun really begins as they open up a "real" Aussie bar in Munich and try to teach their patrons a thing or two about Australia and its history.

     I wasn't really sure if I liked this book when I first started reading it because it had a very strange opening, but after getting past the first few chapters I actually started to enjoy the funny and quirky story-line and the interesting mix of characters the pair met along the way. True Blue Tucker is a unexpected page-turner that immerses the reader in the world of Darius and Humphrey's "true-blue" Australia, with a level of detail that will have the reader longing to experience Australia's beauty and history first-hand. The characters are easy to listen to and well-developed, often adding to the book's overall charm and humour. I am impressed with the writing style and the plot, which often surprised me with its curves, but the pace and the flow varied - fortunately not enough to deter me from reading further. I recommend True Blue Tucker to adults who want to journey into the unexpected and find the "true blue" behind what we hear and see.

Rating: On the Run (4/5)

*** I received this book from the author (Bostick Communications) in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

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