The Secret River by Kate Grenville
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
William Thornhill a bargeman on the Thames is transported to Sydney with his young family. Despair is replaced by a slim hope for the future. A rather depressing look at human nature. We have the completely awful characters and those who, in order to hang onto their slim hope for the future compromise what they know is right. It's probably an entirely realistic look at human nature even if I would want it to be wrong. An enjoyable read, I'd be interested in reading more historical fiction set in this time period.