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Arthur Bryce Courtenay, AM (14 August 1933 – 22 November 2012) was a South African/Australian advertising director and novelist

Arthur Bryce Courtenay, AM (14 August 1933 – 22 November 2012) was a South African/Australian advertising director and novelist. He is one of Australia's best-selling authors, notable for his book The Power of One. Arthur Bryce Courtenay was born in the Lebombo Mountains, South Africa, the son of Maude Greer and Arthur Ryder. Ryder was married with six children, and lived with his family, but also maintained a relationship with Greer, with whom he already had a daughter, Rosemary

The four fires in this story are passion, religion, warfare and fire itself. Bryce Courtenay is beyond measure one of the best writers. His novels lead you to so many mind trips to elation, laughing, crying emotions throughout his novels.

The four fires in this story are passion, religion, warfare and fire itself. While there are many more fires that drive the human spirit, love being perhaps the brightest flame of all, it is these four that have moulded us most as Australian people. The four fires give us our sense of place and, for better or for worse, shape our national character. You get to learn more and more about Australia and Viet Nam and how people pull together in this novel.

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I'm sad that Bryce Courtenay has passed away, and there will be no more of his books to read/listen to. I've never been to Australia, so his stories are my armchair to traveling the world. Well done, Mr. Courtenay.

FOUR FIRES is unashamedly a story of the the power of love and the triumph of human spirit against the odds. I have read this book many times, and always enjoy it. Bryce Courtney is one of my favourite authors, and Four Fires is the one that I will recommend the most for other people to read. I enjoy every page everytime I read it! Читать весь отзыв.

This crime-laden novel is full of deceitful characters, illegal monies and lots of booze. Bryce Courtenay’s The Potato Factory concerns the notorious criminal Ikey Solomon who is the undisputed king rat. While he is on top of the underworld, he is only fearful of his ambitious and resentful wife Hannah. Bryce Courtenay, bestselling Australian author, wrote his first book, The Power of One, at the age of fifty-five. This became the largest-selling book by a living Australian author within Australia, with over half a million copies sold locally.

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The four fires in this story are passion, religion, warfare and fire itself

The four fires in this story are passion, religion, warfare and fire itself.

Bryce Courtenay was born in South Africa and now lives in Sydney, Australia. He is a creative director of George Patterson Advertising, lectures widely and also writes a weekly column for the Australian. Also by bryce courtenay. The Power of One. The Potato Factory.

The four fires in this story are passion, religion, warfare and fire itself. While there are many more fires that drive the human spirit, love being perhaps the brightest flame of all, it is these four that have moulded us most as Australian people. The four fires give us our sense of place and, for better or for worse, shape our national character.

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Bu
This is like having three books (at least in my opinion) as they are so definitely defined, There is the excellent funny story of all the trials and tribulations of the Malone family as they collect the garbage in a small town with the Mother as Matriach keeping the family fed and clothed through difficult circumstances until little by little by opportunities and luck things come good for them but never to an extent that they can relax at all. Some of the descriptions are really funny along with some sad episodes.

Then there is a prolonged description of the atrocities suffered by her husband at the hands of the Japanese in the second world war. While the description is harrowing and the story told (in my opinion) needs to be told I feel that the author should have written one book on this subject instead of bringing it up in a lot of his books, ( about 10 which I have read) as although it is part of the story for me it detracted from the main theme of the story taking up around 10% for this description.

Finally the description of the bush fire was enthralling and held me spellbound. having never experienced a bush fire this description certainly explained the physics of the event after the earlier parts of the story this episode certainly had me page turning at a considerable rate. I do not think this will or could be made into a film (the bush fire) as there is so many things happening happening at great pace at any one time.

Full marks to the author for his research on this subject which could possibly have been a little dry but his description was anything but
Kigabar
I honestly don’t know how many times I have read this book but it is still fresh and alive. It can bring tears and make you laugh. It is about people who succeed almost by accidental hard work and effort. My wife always knows when I read it because it becomes an all day and night sitting. If you can read this and not be affected then you are not normal or Australian. Thanks Mr. Courtenay. Love all of your books but this one is so special.
EROROHALO
Detailed passages are far too long, esp re the boxing; this being almost a replay of the the boxing detail given in his book 'The power of One'. I find myself skipping paragraphs in many of the long and drawn out narrations. The story line lags for me. II am losing interest, getting bored and I'm only half way through the novel. This book isn't anywhere as good as the above novel and 'Tandia' which I also enjoyed immensely.
BOND
Bryce Courtenay is beyond measure one of the best writers. His novels lead you to so many mind trips to elation, laughing, crying emotions throughout his novels. You get to learn more and more about Australia and Viet Nam and how people pull together in this novel. The ending is out of this world.
Arashigore
The story is so engaging and hard to put down. One can see the Maloney family and share in all the doings with the towns people and their friends. The story deals mostly with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, how the Maloney family, each in their own way, deals with the father, Tommy, who returned war-damaged from the Second World War. The narrator, young boy called Mole, later went to the Vietnam war and then only fully understood his father. I also learned so much about the Australian bushfires and the way of life in the small towns. A very good read.
Windworker
This is a cracker of a Courtenay book, deserving a higher rating than five! In the first part of the book, he captures the social history of the Irish catholic immigrant and poor folk beautifully. He then switches tempo to capture the largely unknown mental and physical brutality experienced by Australians in WW11 and the Vietnamese war. This novel is a must read for anyone, Australian or otherwise.
just one girl
This is a very enjoyable book that, like Bryce Courtenay's best books, holds you in its thrall. The only downside for me was a section that goes into graphic detail on the atrocities of the Japanese soldiers during World War II. If you have the stomach for detailed descriptions of how the Japanese tortured their prisoners and the general awfulness of an especially nasty war, then you will be fine with this book. That aside, it is a lovely rags-to-riches story about the courage and fortitude of a particular family.
An excellent read. Funny and poignant.
Four Fires download epub
Genre Fiction
Author: Bryce Courtenay
ISBN: 1742015441
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd (January 4, 2003)