Round The Bend
Publish date: June 1977
Publisher: William Morrow & Company, Inc.
Edition language: English
Well, this was fun, but then it was Nevil Shute, who is awesome. Naturally, we have airplanes or boats or both. Actually, it's mostly airplanes, or aeroplanes I suppose, given that Shute was a Brit/Aussie. Anyway, Tom Cutter got enamored by airplanes at an early age. Basically, he ran away from home...
G:mainline ficNarrated by Christopher HurtUnabridged, 9 audio cassettes Shute believed Round The Bend to be his finest novel.From wiki: The book explores themes that would later be reflected in Robert M. Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and Richard Bach's Illusions (1977). It deals...
Just finished rereading this one, and it's my favorite Shute novel and one of my favorite books of all time, notwithstanding the sexism of the era and the rather quaint and patronizing view taken of "Asiatics". For the time it was entirely enlightened. Nevil Shute was a great writer and a wonderful...
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