RIP Bryce Courtenay

November 23rd, 2012 at 3:15 pm by David Farrar

One of the world’s great novelists has died, aged 79. I have read everyone of Bryce Courtenay’s books (except the last). Like many I discovered him through The Power of One – a truly great novel.

His Australian trilogy were equally good, especially enjoying the New Zealand aspects to them. Mary Abacus is a fascinating character, and the story (and book) of Jessica is heart breaking.

Very sad we will get no more novels from him, but I predict his books will be read for decades to come.