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Sep 22, Yukiru Kannazuki rated it really liked it. Fortune Cookie sat on my bookshelf, patiently waiting its turn to be read for nearly twelve months. Ryan is a year-old, a near-street kid heading for the usual trouble.

Under the veneer of the commercial world lie some shocking truths – of people smuggling, drug trafficking, bryde murder. While there are many more fires that drive the courgenay spirit, love being perhaps the brightest flame of all, it is these four that have moulded us most as Australian people.

He finds himself thrust into an environment that is at once strangely familiar and profoundly different, one where the rules that govern behaviour – both in business and in personal life – differ wildly from what he is used to. Added to this are healthy doses of suspense, intrigue and an ending which I did not anticipate. Fortune Cookie was my introduction to Bryce Courtenay.

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Sep 17, Raha rated it really liked it. The novel is told from the point of view of Simon Koo a adverting specialist who moves to Singapore. Rich Chinese Australian kid goes to Singapore to work as a creative director in an Ad agency. While there were some good moments, it really fell apart for me when one of the characters, in what I refer to as a P. He falls in lust with his relocation counsellor, a m Spoilt, sheltered and bored advertising honcho with artistic pretensions goes to s Singapore to take on an executive role for a company run by three evil Chinese brothers.


At the age of five I was sent to a boarding school which might be better described as a combination orphanage and reform school, where I learned to box – though less I was born illegitimately in in South Africa and spent my early childhood years in a small town deep in the heart of the Lebombo mountains. The historical references are very interesting albeit with a couple of minor errors.

This story did take a little longer to get into than previous stories an hour or two but was well worth it. One of Courtenay’s great stories which Humphrey Bower performed with great distinction.

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I am a huge Bryce Courtney fan. Beneath the Southern Cross By: Don’t have a Kindle? Courtenay combines world history in a manner that is educational, engaging and well plotted. You can pick up any of Courtney’s book series, like Persimmon Tree or Potato factory and you will be enthralled.

Great story and held me all the way through. My husband and I lived in Singapore for 2 years and it was great that the story was set there.

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Thanks for stopping by. The characters are lively and engaging. I’ve read 2 of Courtenays previous novels and April Fools Day which had me courtebay in all the right places even though the novels were almost as contrived, cliched etc.

A fourth generation Chinese Australian takes a job in Singapore to carve his own niche in the world, away from his controlling family.


Ten mates, all who remain of his platoon who fought and died in the Battle of Courtrnay Tan, are affected the same way. The Story of Danny Dunn By: Xavier Herbert Narrated by: Lord, the woman Simon falls for, is caught up in it.

I did, and soon after arriving in Australia, married her.

Bryce Courtenay lives in Canberra. Under the veneer of the commercial world lie some shocking truths—of people smuggling, drug trafficking, and murder. Sent to Singapore as creative director of a new multinational advertising company, Simon finds his path is fraught with obstacles.

It is only at the dawn of the new millennium – as courrtenay old journal lays bare a terrible secret – that the family can finally reclaim its honour People who bought this also bought The two form an unlikely bond. And because the narrator summarizes a lot, I found myself craving more scenes, more action, not just his talking at me. Books by Bryce Courtenay. It is extremely long in parts, with redundant and in many instances: I’m still a Bryce Courtenay fan, and I will read this book again and hopefully enjoy it more the second time.

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