Tall Man by Chloe Hooper – mini book review

tallmanThis Monday’s mini-review is from Mundaring School for Seniors Book Club, and the book they have just read is Tall Man by Chloe Hooper, a non-fiction book about the death of an Aboriginal man in custody which has been serialised on SBS. In 2004 on Palm Island, Cameron Doomadgee died just one hour after being arrested. The inquest found the police officer involved had a case to answer, but he was acquitted in 2007. The Tall Man examines this case and its ramifications but in a way that has continually gripped readers and won the author awards and accolades. The book club found the book is a balanced and well-researched work. It was rated 8/10 by the club with ratings from 4 through to several 9s. The book club said that though the subject matter is difficult, it is a compelling read and definitely recommended. http://ow.ly/i/wiZmc

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