E who neither English nor American including Nobel Prize winners Gordiner Naipul and WhiteYet in my humble opinion Mudrooroo has eclipsed them all with his narration of the death of a civilisation the most successful that this planet has yet seen As we see through the eyes of a last survivor the destruction of 60000 unbroken years of complex human culture we can but marvel at the humor in his heart the compassion in his eyes and the boundless pity he has for those who are destroying his worl. Vel of real power and stature Adelaide Advertiser In Dr Wooreddy Mudrooroo has taken his previous themes of Aboriginal heritage and identity and melded them into one perception This is an amazing book Newcastle Herald Powerfully imaginative unflinchingly honest rich in imagery and alive with comic Ironies Australian Book Review Outstanding Boston Hera. Australian Book Review Outstanding Boston Hera. Dy s Prescription from clouding my REVIEW I CAN OFFER SOME FACTS I "can offer some facts bolster my objectivty For example my opinion of this " offer some facts bolster my objectivty For example my opinion of this is not due to a lack of exposure to ood books I ot my degree in English and Comparative Religion in 1974 at Leeds University England I ve been reading voraciously ever sinceIndeed something uniue and Comparative Religion in 1974 at Leeds University England I ve been reading voraciously ever sinceIndeed something uniue the School of English at Leeds University back then was its Chair in Commonwealth Literature That meant I studied those often overlooked novels written in English by peopl. Landers muttered 'It's the times' but Wooreddy alone knewthe world was coming to an end In Mudrooroo's unforgettable novel considered by many to be his masterpiece the author evokes with fullest irony the bewilderment and frailty of the last native Tasmanians as they come face to face with the clumsy but inexorable power of their white destroyers A no. Doctor Wooreddy's Prescription for Enduring the End of the World

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In my opinion this is the most under rated novel of the twentieth century Certainly I can think of no other that tells a tale of such utter tragedy and suffering with such a coherent euanimity of feeling and purity of witNow I have to confess that this book touched me than any other I have ever read I have to confess that this book touched me than any other I have ever read I have it times than any other novel except perhaps Jane Austen s Emma which I was reuired to study both in high school and at college Yet I have taken pains to keep my passion for Doctor Woored. The young Wooreddy recognised the omen immediately accidentally stepping on it while BOUNDING ALONG THE BEACH SOMETHING SLIMY along the beach something slimy eerily cold and not from the earth Since it had come from the sea it was an evil omen the sea it was an evil omen after many people died mysteriously others disappeared without a trace and once friendly families became bitter enemies The is.