Sunday, January 17, 2010

BOTD: Death of an Old Goat, by Robert Barnard

Summary: An elderly Oxford professor's visit to an Australian university ends very badly.

Rapid Fire: Sydney-Brisbane Express. Tea and buns. Obliging housewives. Five-fingered discount. Spaghetti Neapolitan. Dusky Maiden. Two-wheelers. Wine and cheese.

First Paragraph Score: 3/5

Overall Score: 3.5/5

Recommendation: Every Robert Barnard book is worth reading. However, some of his books draw you into the characters and make you care, and some just draw you into his very good writing and satire, and leave you cold to the characters. This is one of the second group, so while I would recommend it, it's not one that I'd suggest starting with.

Photo: By Cfitzart. Wikimedia Commons.

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