McLennan describes her book as a memoir.
- It based on the recollection of the facts about several court cases,
- her personal diaries, newspaper articles and judicial sentencing remarks.
- Theme: McLennan highlights indigenous issues to give us a better understanding of the problems.
- Time of self-reflection:
- McLennan reflected on her experience in the justice system.
- Title: refers to page 38.
- McLennan describes her feelings while swimming under salt water:
- “Under the sea it’s silent, the sounds of the world above vanish.”
- Strong point: McLennan does a great job recounting her cases and
- …all the emotions and efforts of those involved.
Salt Water won University of Queensland
Non-Fiction Book Award 2017.
I read the book based on this recommendation.
I admit that I was expecting something else.
As I read the book I kept waiting for it to develop. It didn’t.
I was looking for items often in memoirs:
turning point in the author’s life
role-models or mentors who inspired the author
world event that changed the author’s view on life.
This was just a different sort of memoir.
It did not leave a lasting impression on me.
It was just not my cup of tea, but others may enjoy the book!