Sunday, March 1, 2015
My Newest Read: Tracks
Just a few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to happen upon a gorgeous movie called Tracks, with Mia Waskikowska playing the lead role of Robyn Davidson. This film follows Robyn, her dog Diggity, and her four camels as she crosses 1,700 miles of the Australian Outback.
The film is based on a true story and Davidson actually wrote a novel about her journey, which shares the same title. After watching the movie, I realized that the novel would be perfect for me, since I like stories about adventures best. I have just begun to read the novel, and I am really enjoying it so far. Davidson is a strong, independent female lead, which I really love.
After spending time on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage and the Adirondack Trail, I have wanted to go on another hiking adventure, so this novel kind of lets me to do that without leaving my comfy chair. I have also realized just how little I know about Australia through reading this novel. It was news to me that there are thousands of wild camels roaming the Australian desert, and I also did not know very much about the Aboriginals or their relationships with white Australians. It is a very interesting story, and I recommend both the novel and film!
Do you have any other novels that are similar to this that you would recommend?