Book Review: Jessica by Bryce Courtenay

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Now I know I’m a late starter in some things but until a few weeks ago I had never read a Bryce Courtenay book.  There are a few reasons for this.  I’ve just never picked one up that I thought “oh I must read that”.  I know you can’t judge a book by it’s cover but let’s be honest, that’s exactly what we do which is why graphic artists charge the big dollars. We are a visual species and if something pleases the eye it catches our attention.

Another reason is the hype surrounding Bryce Courtenay books. Nothing against him as a person but I tend to be disappointed when I watch a movie or read a book that has had lots of hype as it usually can’t live up to the publicity it gets.  I know when Crocodile Dundee first came out, I refused to watch it thinking all…

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