Book Reviews of The Riders

The Riders
The Riders
Author: Tim Winton
ISBN-13: 9780684802961
ISBN-10: 0684802961
Publication Date: 6/12/1995
Pages: 384
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

4.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Hardcover
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About a man who loved blindly. Good book. There are places you will be able to stop, but you will always remember to come back and finish reading this book.
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The Riders is a one sided love story. Scully and his wife buy an old farmhouse that needs lots of tlc and repairs, with the intent on spending the rest of their lives together. Instead, Scully gets a shock when his wife disappears. Now he has a run down farmhouse and a young child without a wife and mother to complete the family. He doesn't believe that she left on her own, and he and the child set off to find her. The search takes the pair to various destinations throughout Europe, where they meet a variety of interesting people. The two hold onto each other, clinging to the hope that they will find their wife/mother and reunite as a family.
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What a great book! Keeps the suspense up until the end. The characters you grow to genuinely care about and root for!! A good read!
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A mythlike story of a man in search of his lost wife. Very descriptive and poetically written. A haunting tale of relationships and people. I understand why this book was a Booker Prize finalist.
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Fred Scully waits at the airport for his wife and daughter,he has set up a home for them in an Irish countryside, he is very anxious only to find that things were quite as it thought they were, Scullys world falls apart. This is an 1995 Booker Prize book by an Austrailain author that i bought while in Austrailia.
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Dark, strange, puzzling, I didn't find it 'artfully rendered' as stated on cover, I found it more off the mark so to speak, wishing and knowing it would not have a happy ending and wondering why I was spending Saturday in this dark book with unbelievable characters (well all but the one, Pete the Postman!) He was the best part.
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After two long years of traveling through Europe,Fred Scully decidded to move his family from Australia to western Ireland.Now, at the gate of Shannon's international airport, he anxiously awaits the arrival of his pregnant wife and seven-year old daughter,The plane lands, the glass doors to the terminalk open and his daughter emerges,Alone.