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Friday, May 12, 2017

Aussie Bloke Reviews "Guardian Angel"


Title: Guardian Angel
Author: Dr. Bob Rich
Reviewer: Gary Clough garyclough@gmail.com
ASIN: B0711C623T
ISBN: 9781521212677
Kindle version 0.99 c
Paperback version $10
Book description


Reviewed by Gary Clough

I’m a builder: a simple bloke with no pretensions to high-faluting knowledge about anything much. So, I don’t know how accurate Bob Rich’s picture of the Victorian times is. All I can say is that he took me there. It was real.
Like, a 12 year old boy from a wealthy family was near death, and his parents couldn’t show him any love. It was NOT DONE. A poor convict servant could. This seems right.
I used to have Koori man work for me, and some of the stories he told me of the life of his family make me believe everything Bob Rich writes about things like “buck hunts” and casual rape of Aboriginal women, and then judging them as sluts.
But in a way, all this is background. The story told in that setting is powerful, unputtable-down, even makes you pass up on the shows on the idiot box. I spent much of a weekend just reading, till the end, which can only be described as beautiful.
Do yourself a favour and read this story when you have a chance.
I know Bob is working on the sequel, and I hope he hurries up about it.





MORE ABOUT THE AUTHOR 
Dr Bob Rich edits the eclectic free newsletter, Bobbin' Around. Subscribe at http://wp.me/P3Xihq-1.  He says his best book of fiction is Ascendinghttp://bobswriting.com/ascending.html and his mottoes are "Commit random acts of kindness and "Live simply so you may simply live."
Learn more about his work at http://bobswriting.com.


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