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November 21, 2012 / diannegray

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I think Anna Scott Graham likes “Let Sleeping Gods Lie” :)

Originally posted on Anna Scott Graham:

In the midst of NaNo craziness, not to mention the upcoming holiday, I was caught up in a novel by Dianne Gray.  Let Sleeping Gods Lie is a beautifully written, intriguing tale of religious fanatics and families.  Nick Landau has been summoned home, but knows there more to his parents’ request.  Ali Ingram has come to Bookalong Creek in Queensland to attend to her mother’s final request.  My description is sparse; I don’t want to spoil the experience.  Let Sleeping Gods Lie is definitely an experience.

One of reading’s thrills is discovering a new place; I’ve not been to Australia, but over two days I was near sugar cane and dingos, green ants and large spiders.  Australia is home to another of my favourite novels, The Thorn Birds, and Let Sleeping Gods Lie has joined that top ten list; well plotted and paced, teeming with incredible characters, framed by poetic prose.  I highly recommend Dianne’s work.

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  1. bodhisattvaintraining / Nov 21 2012 3:52 pm

    I’m in the middle of Wolf Pear – loving it :-)

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  2. char / Nov 21 2012 4:30 pm

    Great review. I will add this to my list. I haven’t read many books about Australia, but I would love to. I’m adding this to my list.

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    • diannegray / Nov 21 2012 5:05 pm

      Thank you, Char. I really hope you enjoy it! :D

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  3. harulawordsthatserve / Nov 21 2012 5:28 pm

    I too am in the middle of Wolf Pear and loving it…not sure I can remember another time when I read three books by the same Author in the same month…I loved Theory of Everything too and now I’ll have to add this one to my list! I think The Eleventh Question is still my fave so far, but I love them all.

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  4. bulldogsturf / Nov 21 2012 6:02 pm

    It is my intention to purchase a book of your’s… another Australian author’s books I enjoy are Tony Parks… I think I’ve read everyone of his… your’s are next on my list…

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  5. ramblingsfromamum / Nov 21 2012 6:44 pm

    What a lovely post for you. Congrats. I have been slack I shall get one of yours and try to get to it inbetween post-a-mania! :-)

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    • diannegray / Nov 22 2012 6:52 am

      Hahaha – thank you! I was so flattered when I read this review – speechless in fact! (which is unusual for me) ;)

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  6. Vikki (The View Outside) / Nov 21 2012 7:17 pm

    What a great review! :)

    Xx

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    • diannegray / Nov 22 2012 6:53 am

      I was over the moon when I read this, Vikki! Wow :D

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  7. justinwriter / Nov 21 2012 11:28 pm

    That’s a lovely review, Dianne. It shows people in other countries can follow Australian English. When you hear how movies like The Castle and programs like Kath and Kim have to be changed for the North American market, it’s crazy. We don’t change their films and programs for our audiences, yet we can still understand them.

    By the way, do eBooks have back covers? If they do, perhaps you could include a quote from Anna’s review.

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    • diannegray / Nov 22 2012 7:01 am

      Great idea, Justin! I’ll do that. I was blown away by this review. Anna is a brilliant author in her own right and the fact that she compared my book to The Thorn Birds was amazing. It is a very ‘Aussie’ book and is totally about the people and the landscape around the place where I’ve now come back to live. :D

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  8. amb / Nov 22 2012 12:55 am

    What a fabulous review!! Congratulations :-)

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    • diannegray / Nov 22 2012 7:06 am

      Thanks, Amb! I thought so too. I’m so flattered that Anna like the book so much :D

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  9. mcwoman / Nov 22 2012 4:21 am

    Color me green! I’d give my right arm for such a wonderful review on one of my books. Congrats, friend!

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    • diannegray / Nov 22 2012 7:12 am

      Too true, Barbara! It absolutely blew me away! I just had to repost :D

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  10. Rick Mallery / Nov 22 2012 5:24 am

    That’s one I haven’t read yet…I’ll have to get to it when I finish off my latest book. Nice review!

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    • diannegray / Nov 22 2012 7:13 am

      Thank you, Rick. I hope the book is coming along well :D

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      • Rick Mallery / Nov 22 2012 8:05 am

        Yes, it’s coming along very well! :-)

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  11. nrhatch / Nov 22 2012 6:28 am

    Look at you . . . you’ve got not one, not two, but a SLEW of satisfied fans.

    Write on!

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    • diannegray / Nov 22 2012 7:14 am

      Hahaha! I love this Nancy! A slew of fans – what a wonderful compliment! :D

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  12. Janna G. Noelle / Nov 22 2012 6:56 am

    That’s a great review, Dianne, and I too love the book’s title (I love titles that play on words or have multiple interpretations). :)

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    • diannegray / Nov 22 2012 7:19 am

      Thank you, Janna. I think it’s a great review as well. I’m really flattered by Anna’s interpretation of the book and very glad she liked it so much :)

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  13. EllaDee / Nov 22 2012 7:41 am

    It’s a sign! This is my next Dianne Gray read :)

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  14. Shakti Ghosal / Nov 22 2012 2:46 pm

    A very perceptive review indeed!

    Shakti

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    • diannegray / Nov 22 2012 5:10 pm

      She is very perceptive! Thank you for coming by to comment, Shakti ;)

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  15. eof737 / Nov 24 2012 1:29 am

    Kudos to Anna… Great review she did… :-)
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