The Idea of Australia: A search for the soul of the nation
author: Julianne Schultz
name: Kim
average rating: 4.65
book published:
rating: 4
read at: 2022/08/07
date added: 2022/08/07
A broad canvas used to paint Australia for what it is and what it isn’t

But also an opportunity missed. The author has done a great job of bringing together all the various strands of the narrative that makes Australia what is is, and especially how it has gone backwards over the last few decades. But she is let down by poor editing, both in some detail and in missing structure; and – as is so often the case with ambitious works such as this – failing to bring it all together to point more strongly to what the answers could be and how to find them. Thus I was left disappointed, wanting more.

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