Book #16 Ned Kelly by Robert Drewe

Recently, I was speaking to a fellow about our favorite indie bookstores and he mentioned one in Sebastopol, California. I’ve never heard of Sebastopol, and I can’t pronounce it so I just call it “Cess Pool”. Unfortunately, that’s where the fellow is from so I’d then start subsquent conversations up with a “So back in CessPool was there…”
He has since stopped talking to me.

Which is a shame because Sebastopol (which I still don’t know how to pronounce correctly) is mentioned approximately one gazillion times in this novel. Of course, as it was about the Australian outlaw and head of the Kelly Gang, Ned Kelly, it was Sebastopol Australia not California.

So, yeah it’s a book told from the point of view of Ned Kelly about his life and pursuits. It’s not my type of book at all but it was the first one I plucked from Ben’s friends bookshelves. He was working on computers there, and I was bored while waiting for him. With such a fast paced narrative style, and being short as it is you basically fly through at breakneck speed much like I was hoping Ben would do. I know they talk about wanting a man with a slow hand but FOR THE LOVE OF PETE it took FOUR HOURS already!

Oh, yeah, the book was OK.





One Response to “Book #16 Ned Kelly by Robert Drewe”

  1. jaco Says:

    There’s a book about Cesspool? Funny that your Cesspool friend doesn’t talk to ya anymore. I grew up just outside of Sebastopol and my friends and I sprinkle our conversation with references to the city of 8,000 as “Cesspool.” Like a lot of people ’round these parts, they need to take themselves a little less seriously.
    Jaco

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