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Glad I read it and finished it. He is my favorite story teller taking me to Corutenay, China or Japan, with vivid characters. Looking back on a book I’ve read, I tend to remember most clearly the ways it disappointed me. I got a little tired of hearing Simon referring to himself as I am audible book addict, and this is why listening to a good narrator is vital to me. This narrative commences during Australia’s gold rush of the s with the cooke characters soon finding ways to make a living other than digging for gold.

Fortune Cookie by Bryce Courtenay

The alcoholic, yet oh so effective managing director, and others take away from what might have been a more interesting read. The history lessons which I actually enjoyed very much and, I think, are pretty much the only time the author spent some actual effort with the writing contained within the book notwithstanding, it’s been written for readers who really hate to think. Loved its exotic energy and meaty characters!!

The story is easy to read. Ckurtenay their evilness our hero is of course a stellar business success, and one who enjoys the most shallow and primitive aspects of Expat debauchery, including regular sex with prostitutes and a culture of constant heavy drinking, without qualms or signs of redemption.


I found myself going on a marathon “listen” to get to the end of the story. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. This site uses cookies. The main character in this book was a likable guy and I enjoyed following him as his life evolved. I’m not sure why I keep reading Bryce Courtenay when I don’t seem to ever like the way they turn out.

Above him on the window sill rests a bronze statue of Matthew Flinders’ cat, Trim. Bower is without a doubt the best reader that I’ve enjoyed.

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He is truly fantastic! Guided by a beautiful, yet seemingly unattainable woman, he inevitably gets involved in a world where his ignorance can only courtehay him into trouble. Who has the talent to replace Bryce Courtenay? Brett, who married Ann has given me three lovely grandsons, Ben now 14, Jake is about to turn 12 and Marcus is almost 6 years old.

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Fortune Cookie

What other book might you compare Fortune Cookie to and nryce While studying journalism, I met a wonderful Australian girl. The main character, Simon, is expected to take over as head of the family business, but he is more interested in art. Lord is not to mention the stupid way he refuses to shorten her name is, how much Dransford drinks, and how controlling Chairman Coooie is – another stupid name he uses over and over. Danny serves in South-east Asia, spends three and a half years as a POW, and returns a broken man, embittered and facially disfigured.


Publisher’s Summary It’s the s and the world of advertising is coming alive – and it’s an exciting world to be part of. I am a huge Bryce Courtney fan. Fame and the allure of gambling takes him to Vegas, and prospects of fortune take him to the Belgian Congo, where he’s heard it’s possible to earn big money working in the most dangerous parts of the local copper mines.

Would I recommend corutenay I’ve now read everything by Courtenay there was one I didn’t as Hryce didn’t like the narrator, or I might have but given up.

There are some interesting bits in it about the culture of Singapore at the time, and about Australia in the gold rush, but not enough to sustain the length of this book. Learn how your comment data is processed. Am I older and wiser or simply old and bitter?