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Brisbane Review É PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook î Part of a series in which leading Australian authors write about their hometowns this uniue and evocative exploration is part memoir and part guide to Australia’s Brisbane Intertwining personal stories with the city’s historical past this account paints a portrait of the contemporary transformaHe city’s historical past this account paints a portrait of the contemporary transformation of the city. Despite what others have said I enjoyed the meandering narrative The way the book covered three time periods the historical the Conden as a boy and the present emphasising that Brisbane has many story layers

BrisbaneHe city’s historical past this account paints a portrait of the contemporary transformation of the city. Despite what others have said I enjoyed the meandering narrative The way the book covered three time periods the historical the Conden as a boy and the present emphasising that Brisbane has many story layers

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Brisbane ↠ Exploration is part memoir and part guide to Australia’s Brisbane Intertwining personal stories with t. The story of Brisbane as a 'book with no index' was very interesting to me as a reader who moved to this city as an adult and from Sydney at that Brisbane makes a bit sense to me after reading this bookI found this book by Condon much easier to engage with than his long form journalistic work 'Three Crooked Kings' which I couldn't finish it was so dry So if you didn't like 'Three Crooked Kings' don't be turned off Condon's work just try 'Brisbane' instead Free download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ä Matthew Condon

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Matthew Condon ä 0 Summary Part of a series in which leading Australian authors write about their hometowns this uniue and evocative. On the jacket blurb this book makes the rather audacious claim that it’s a memoir of both the city and the author “melancholic but not sentimental” LiesThere is fuzzy nostalgia schmaltz and sentiment in this book than in an entire season of MASH That’s not to say that Matt Condon isn’t a fine writer He is But if you want to find his “A” material this isn’t the place His focus meanders around much like the Brisbane River slow languid and without any particular destination in mind If I didn’t know better I’d say that the text may have been completed late because this is a volume that could benefit from a fair bit of editing to link everything together a bit stronglyWhere there is a focus on the history of the city itself they don’t really concern figures like Oxley Logan Pamphlett Parsons Finnegan Zillmann or any of the other important figures in early Brisbane history that most locals don’t know even as they drive on roads named after them and live in suburbs named after them Instead Condon focuses on Frank Cumbrae Stewart an unlikable blowhard from the early years of the 20th century who is responsible for the misplaced obelisk on North uay commemorating a spot where Oxley probably didn’t land It is an interesting enough story if you like hearing about the petty politics in historical societies But if you were expecting something on the early days of Brisbane you’ll be disappointedNot that the book is entirely hopeless it is interesting to see the contrasts between Condon’s own childhood in the inner city and my own out in the northern bay side suburbs The endless stories about Condon’s childhood are brought together with the story of Oxley and Cumbrae Stewart towards the end of the book But getting to that point you have to wade through what seems like endless recollections and stories about Cumbrae Stewart’s talent for making enemies And sentiment a lot of melancholic sentiment