In complete contrast to her record-breaking, heart-rending
autobiographical bestsellers, Suzannah Burke has taken her literary
career a giant step further into possibly the most difficult genre there
is to write - comedy. And this isn't just ordinary comedy - this is
comedy of the highest order, and for the cherry on the cake it is also
laced with romance.
It's a book that could only have been written
by an Australian. It bubbles over with the atmosphere of a totally
unique country, created by a totally unique author. With every word from
the tongue of a born and bred Australian, there isn't a single page
when you don't feel you are right there on that paradise island,
eavesdropping on this amazing array of characters - the privileged
visitors and the motley crowd of locals who run the show. Not least the
most unlikely hero of the lot - a zany crocodile called Cyril, who has
somehow acquired totally human perceptions, dislikes and likes - right
down to his sexual fantasies.
It's easy to imagine yourself on
this beautiful Barrier Reef island, where the fabulous Dudes Down Under
resort attracts the rich and famous and gives them the holiday of their
lives, and where they can let their hair down without long lens cameras
recording their every scandalous move. And they do, oh yes, they do.
can smell the air, the lush foliage and the food. You can languish in
the luxurious accommodation, in the bars and the pools. You can follow
the sexual exploits and intrigues of the rich and famous and those of
the owner and staff of the resort. Beautiful adorable Lucy who you can
easily fall in love with yourself, Skeet and
all the others who adorn this wonderfully written novel.
If you love comedy, wit and humour, romance and laughing out loud, then you'll love this book.