The Sound



Wiremu Heke Of Aramoana Joins A Sealing Boat On A Voyage From Tasmania To Western Australia He Is On A Quest To Avenge The Destruction Of His Village But Soon Finds Himself A Part Of The Violent And Lawless World That Has Claimed The Lives Of Those He S Known It S A World Inhabited By Men From Many Nations Men Who Plunder Seal Colonies And Steal Women And Children From The Indigenous Communities Who Live On The Islands And Shorelines Of Australia S South.The Sound

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  • Paperback
  • 228 pages
  • The Sound
  • Sarah Drummond
  • English
  • 23 June 2018
  • 192516375X

10 thoughts on “The Sound

  1. says:

    Brutal, tragic and confronting, this is not a tale for the faint of heart but it s an important one The horrors, struggles and cruelty of colonial Australia, although uncomfortable, should never be dismissed This book does a painfully good job of helping us remember Anyone who is familiar with King George Sound will find it difficult to reconcile this beautiful location with the barbaric acts that this novel describes A second exceptional book by an author whose compassion and tenderness s Brutal, tragic and confronting, this is not a tale for the faint of heart but it s an important one The horrors, struggles and cruelty of colonial A...

  2. says:

    I nearly stopped reading this book several times because the subject matter was so unpleasant, but I m glad I saw it through to the end This is an incredible book The prose is stunning, with luscious and evocative descriptions of the Western Australian coast and the sealing life It s obvious that a lot of meticulous research went into the crafting of this novel, and the author has it seems to me approached the task with great care and sensitivity.The subject matter is difficult, but this is I nearly stopped reading this book several times because the subject matter was so unpleasant, but I m glad I saw it through to the end This is an incredible book The prose is stunning, with luscious and evocative descriptions of the Western Australian coast and the sealing life It s obvious that a lot of meticulous research went into the crafting of this novel, and the author has it seems to me approached the task with great care and sensitivity.The subject matter i...

  3. says:

    This book is riveting and impossible to put down While it can at times seem brutal, it depicts Australian history truthfully, without sugar coating the horrifying reality of it.While the style of writing is not one I generally enjoy, it works well with the story and I don t think this book would have as good an impact written any differently.Even for someone who isn t all that fond of historical novels, the story pulls you in and once you get past the first page, you re in it for the long haul This book is riveting and impossible to put down While it can at times seem brutal, it depicts Australian history truthfully, without sugar coating the horrifying reality of it.While the style of writing is not one I generally enjoy, it works well with the story a...

  4. says:

    This is part of Australia s history that isn t taught in schools, well it wasn t while I was at school The story is shockingly violent at times These violent passages are described in rather a blunt, concise style that is over quickly, but always managed to catch me unawares and made me grimace Notwithstanding the violence, I enjoyed reading of our early, sea trading history The 1820s was a time of plundering, dishonesty and every man for himself The story isn t always pretty, but I can wel This is part of Australia s history that isn t taught in schools, well it wasn t while I was at...

  5. says:

    Imagine Queequeg from Moby Dick had his early life written into a story, this would be that story While Drummond doesn t quite have Melville s masterly writing or grand ambitions she does have similar techniques in turning kernels of real stories into blooming fictional narratives What s missing is the undermining relentless drive of Ahab or the White Whale Billhook s turn from his original quest for revenge while sweet creates a bit of a bathetic ending This is coupled with his early compli Imagine Queequeg from Moby Dick had his early life written into a story, this would be that story...

  6. says:

    I received a copy of The Sound through Goodreads Giveaways This is no way influenced by review or interpretation of the text.As a budding historian I loved the concept of this novel Drummond provides a refreshing perspective of the early lives of Indigenous Australians and their encounters with invaders The text is clearly well researched and each character s culture was effortlessly mirrored The lives of women and children are clearly highlighted and the themes of sexism and discrimination I received a copy of The Sound through Goodreads Giveaways This is no ...

  7. says:

    Already posted a review It was a barbaric but true depiction of life as a seal hunter, the racism faced by the indigenous people and the sexist abuse of women of all classes and races in our early settlement of Tasmania An informative read

  8. says:

    Gross

  9. says:

    I had to read this for an Australian Literature unit, it is not something I would have picked up otherwise The writing is extremely raw, there is no sugar coating on the awful things that happen in this book I don t think I could have gotten through this if we did not have the strong character of Billhook I loved learning about his culture I was very happy with the ending, it was lovely to have something happy happen I know these things happened but I am still disgusted with the violence, r I had to read this for an Australian Literature unit, it is not something I would have picked up otherwise The writing is extremely raw, there is no sugar coating on the awful things that happen in this book I don t think I could have gotten through this if we did not have the strong character of Billhook I loved learning about his culture I was very happy with the ending, it was lovely to have something happy happen I know these things happened but I am still disgusted with the v...

  10. says:

    We often hear stories of the first explorers, the convicts and then the pioneer settlers, but this in between lawless time is not so widely reported It s an incredibly bleak, hard life for those free men hunting seals along the Southern oceans of what we now call Western Australia Laws do not apply it s a dog eat dog, take what you want existence, often half starved, abandoned in wild dangerous p...

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