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Down Under is an absorbing and informative portrait of Australia, and how its nasty and hostile flora and fauna is strangely ironic to its laid back and relaxed natives.
What makes this book stand out?
This one is a quick read, with a lot of wit and humour from the author.
Read it for
a travelogue that is as cynical as it is affectionate, written in a style which is unique and well suited for the world's weirder destinations.
Don't read it for
The almost total dismissal of the Aboriginal nation, based on second-hand information.