“I like everyday heroes like Ellie in Tomorrow, When the War Began and Ponyboy in The Outsiders. Characters who are just regular people forced to deal with really intense scenarios. I think that overcoming these things – without superpowers or anything like that – is heroic and inspiring.”
Brendan was interviewed by Caitlin Nienaber on RTRFM’s Breakfast show this morning.
Brendan and Caitlin talked about the sequel to Carousel, Beyond Carousel (out now in all good bookshops!). They also discussed how two overseas musicians could end up in the sprawling mall of Carousel shopping centre, and what post-apocalyptic Perth might look like.
If you missed it, you can listen over on the RTRFM website or below.
Trying to find a copy of Beyond Carousel? Head out and support one of the many great local bookshops in your area. You can usually find it in the Young Adult section. If they don’t already have it in stock they can order one (or two!) in for you.
Can’t bear to face the shops around this time of year? Thank Tim Berners-Lee for the web. Here are a few sites we’d recommend:
Does your book club have that difficult conversation everysinglemonth of what to read next? Debate no more, WritingWA has you covered with a recommended book each month.
WritingWA’s book of the month is Beyond Carousel, Brendan Ritchie’s sequel to Carousel. If you haven’t yet read Carousel, why not make it a challenge to read both in the one month? The combined total of both books is just 707 pages, shorter than Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling, or The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (you should read them too, if you haven’t already).