The Listener has put together a list of the 100 best books of 2010 and you can have a look at it here. One book on the list is Sydney Bridge Upside Down by David Ballantyne, a reprint of a neglected NZ classic. It is a great read and I highly recommend it. Here’s what The Listener had to say:
SYDNEY BRIDGE UPSIDE DOWN, by David Ballantyne.
Some novels stand the test of time. This is certainly true of Sydney Bridge Upside Down, a neglected and long out-of-print New Zealand classic returned to us by Australian publisher Text. Forty years after its initial publication and 25 years after Ballantyne’s death, its dark plot, crisp prose and realistically dysfunctional cast feel startlingly contemporary. Kate De Goldi provides an insightful new introduction.