Title: Access Road
Authors: Gee, Maurice
Genre: Fiction: New Zealand
Pages: 204
Year: 2009
ISBN-10(13): 9780143202448
Publisher: Penguin Books
Language: English
Description: Gee's familiar fictional West Auckland town of Loomis is the setting for this story about elderly siblings forced to confront secrets from the past. Supported by their sister Rowan and her husband Dickie Pinker, bachelor brothers Lionel and Rory Beach live in the old family home in Access Road. When a malevolent character from their childhood, Clyde Buckley, reappears, the past and the present collide moving relentlessly towards a shocking conclusion.

Comments from Groups:

Our group appreciated the work of a master of the written word. Taupo 005

Liked Gee's writing. Found the content 'dark' and sinister. The characterisation and dialogue great but we didn't like the story. Raumati 001

We all blamed Clyde Buckley. We thought Maurice Gee a master of words and storytelling, loved the imagery and metaphor. The ending was just a bit too perfect. Ferndale 001

A satisfying read of a well crafted book. Christchurch 085

An interesting discussion: controversial opinions: some found it didn't do Gee's reputation justice, others found it very clever, full of unstated facts, so a mark 'to difficult to grade!'Whakatane 005

Categories: Fiction - New Zealand, Mystery, Blind Foundation book


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