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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There were times when the writing got repetitive which bogged things down.

Fortune Cookie by Bryce Courtenay – Sam Still Reading

You are commenting using your Facebook account. I had been telling stories since the age of five and had always known I would be a writer some day, though life kept getting in the way until I realised that it was either now or never.

Withoutabox Corutenay to Film Festivals. Courtenay requires that the reader maintains the image of an extremely stocky chinese man, which is fine, but then he has to also continually ram in the fact of his Simon’s Australian-ness.

It is extremely long in parts, with redundant and in many instances: The four fires give cookiw our sense of place and, for better or for worse, shape our national character. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.


April is Australian Literature Month! Nine out of ten times Cookue love Bryce Courtney’s books, however this was in my view not up to his usual good standard.

Fortune Cookie

Under the veneer of the commercial world lie some shocking truths—of people smuggling, drug trafficking, and murder. Simon Koo, a Chinese-Australian and promising young advertising executive, is sent to Singapore to establish an office.

I’m a huge fan of Bryce Courtenay and this book is no exception. Well written, and exceedingly well-researched. Courtenay’s repetitive writing and lame characters made me thrust this book far away. Australia’s Online Independent Bookstore. Jun 27, Wyktor Paul rated it it was amazing.

Fortune Cookie

Grand, Delightful, Wonderful Story! English Choose a language for shopping. As the story continues Ah Koo and his new bride set about creating the beginnings of what soon becomes a familial dynasty of lawyers, doctors and businessmen.

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Fortune Cookie by Bryce Courtenay – Penguin Books Australia

He finds himself thrust into an environment that is at once strangely familiar and profoundly different, one where the rules that govern behaviour – both in business and in personal life – differ wildly from what he is used to. There is soon trouble when Simon falls in love with the forbidden Mercy B. There is a mix of plausible, incredible and totally possible that makes this book stand out At the age of 55 I decided to take the plunge.

If you love intelligent historical Fiction and wonderful writing that will take you completely away from reality I have come to expect great story telling from this author, and while the story was there, it was not as compelling as his other books.

Because of all the praise for Courtenay, I was surprised at how awful this book was. Beneath the Southern Cross By: May 03, Maureen rated it liked it.