Summer's Gone bookmark

Reviews:

Kerryn Goldsworthy writing in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald:

'Anyone who was young in Australia in the 1960s will be completely swept up by this book, and its tone has the ring of vividly remembered experience ...'


Read the full review at:
http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/fiction-short-reviews-20150206-1379b0.html/


Peter Rigby, 'The Starfish' Lit Blog:
 

'If you are Australian and of a certain age, you’ll be battling not to relate in some way to Charles Hall’s impressive first novel, Summer’s Gone (Margaret River Press). This could be the biography of a generation ...'

 
 
Read the full review at:

http://www.thestarfish.com.au/books-summers-gone/


Amy Brownlee, 'Lost in a Good Book' Lit Blog:
 
'What I love about this book is how Hall manages to capture the feeling of Australia in the 1960s and the following years through war, feminism, personal journeys, and most of all what it meant to be young ...'
 
Read the full review at:
https://lostinagoodbk.wordpress.com/2015/02/13/summers-gone-by-charles-hall-giveaway-aust/


Emily Paull, 'Rambling Elimy' Lit Blog:
 
'My father has always said that if you remember the 1960s, you probably weren't there. Yet Charles Hall's novel, Summer's Gone, recalls the pinnacle of a young man's life during the late sixties and early seventies in such vivid detail, that it's like being transported back in time ...'
 
Read the full review at:
http://www.emilypaull.com/2015/01/book-review-summers-gone.html/


Sue Terry, 'Whispering Gums' Lit Blog:
 
'What gives this book its greatest interest is the social history ... It reminds us of the hopes and ideals of a generation which felt free to explore life and love, to rebel against the constraints of their elders, even though this freedom wasn’t always all it seemed to promise ...'
 
Read the full review at:
http://whisperinggums.com/2015/03/29/charles-hall-summers-gone-review/


Sally Murphy, 'Aussie Reviews' Lit Blog:

'Summer's Gone is a touching, down to earth story of life in the 1960s ... Nick is an entertaining narrator and as he criss-crosses the country, it is a pleasure to travel with him, even in dark times. Summer's Gone is an absorbing read.'

Read the full review at:
http://aussiereviews.com/2015/03/summers-gone-by-charles-hall/


Lisa Hill, 'ANZLitLovers' Lit Blog:
 
'Summer’s Gone ... offers a more coherent picture of the turbulent 1960s.  With its focus on Nick’s coming-of-age, and his simple ordinariness, Hall’s novel brings the era to life ...'
 
Read the full review at:
http://anzlitlovers.com/2015/01/10/summers-gone-by-charles-hall/


Carol Seeley, 'Reading, Writing and Riesling' Lit Blog:
 
'I loved this book with its simple, easy to read style that talks to you like you are a best friend. The narrative is complex yet innocently beguiling at the same time. It is a coming of age and a personal story, an Australian story ...'
 
Read the full review at:
https://readingwritingandriesling.wordpress.com/2015/08/26/post-script-summers-gone-charles-hall/