Sunday, August 06, 2006

Rootin', tootin' review

The first review (that I can find) for African Sky is in, and it's a good one (phew).

It's by Frank Walker, of the Sydney Sun-Herald. Frank did a profile on me last year and was one of a number of journos who visited Afghanistan while I was there with the Army.

The review ran on August 6, on Page 62. Here's an excerpt (I'll leave out the bit where he gives the plot away, but trust me, it's all good. I haven't censored anything about how lame my writing is).


"Park is an Aussie who loves Africa and spends half his year there among wild animals writing thrillers. This is his third. Set during World War II on an Allied pilot training base in Rhodesia it's as much a whodunnit as Boy's Own adventure yarn with a hint of kinky sex thrown in... (and here he gives a run down of the plot)... it all culminates in a dogfight with dastardly Nazis. Rootin' tootin' reading, ideal for long flights."

Got to be happy with that. Fighter planes and kinky sex. What else could you ask for in a book?

2 comments :

Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

bless his cotton socks - always knew Frank had good taste...

Jessica Rabbit said...

That's a pretty cool review. I'm sure there'll be plenty of similar reviews in weeks to come. (Don't you just love that rootin' tootin' reading line? It's fabulous!)