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review Tamam Shud The Somerton Man Mystery Ð eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ In 1948 a man was found dead on an Adelaide beach Well dressed and unmarked he had a half smoked cigarette by his side but no identity documents Six decades on we don’t know who he was how he got there or how he died Somerton Man remains one of AIs the bizarre details of this case that make it the stuff of a spy novel The missing labels from all his clothing The tiny piece of paper with the words Tamam Shud found folded into a tiny bundle in his fob pocket A mysterious code found etched inside the very book of Persian poetry from wh. Not sure if I'm just way to mean when I judge authors but Kerry Greenwood seems to gain my dislike remarkably easily I have read one of her fiction books before which utterly turned me off her but this book is non fiction and I like to give every author a second chance The book was kind of worth reading It was only just bearable reading something by this author again because it was based on fact and not her boring and yucky imagination Part of the reason I think that Greenwood as an author annoys me is she comes as across as one of those antiuated hypocritical feminists that interject gender politics in to everything where it has no relevance what so ever Also this book is riddled with the mistakes of an intellectual that has become 'smart' by years of pushing herself with very little chance of actually being truly brilliant in the brains department Harsh I am but I'm fairly sure I'm not alone in my judgement as the copy of this book I borrowed from the library has pencil marks from another reader's furious corrections of Greenwood's naiveness and stupidity Never again will I read another Greenwood Although I do have to say that for an author I despise I like the mixed up approach of the book as she interjects parts of creative nonfiction and includes tangents of her own family history in there Her Dad seems nice and like he really loved her I want to say something nice about Greenwood because I feel awful concluding my thoughts about her on a negative basis I'm sure she's an alright person but I just don't get along with her writing style it seems very pompous and self agrandising Something tells me she would also be like this as a person too

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In 1948 a man was found dead on an Adelaide beach Well dressed and unmarked he had a half smoked cigarette by his side but no identity documents Six decades on we don’t know who he was how he got there or how he died Somerton Man remains one of Australia’s most mysterious cold casesYet it. I really liked this book Even though it wasn't what I thought it would be Not so much a non fiction tract as a memoir Greenwood tells her story with a charming ease She peppers the tales of Adelaide and her father and her upbringing with historical asides and amusing tangents about other people she's met or other stories she's heard All up the book feels like a pleasant afternoon in the company of someone with wit and style and perhaps an endless supply of Pimms and little cakes There's a 40 page Phryne Fisher short story at the back of the book for the fans but not for me I think I prefer Ms Greenwood's company to Ms Fisher's heroics a list of resources for the real life Tamam Shud murder mystery and some correspondence with a code breaker and a poisons expert Of the actual Somerton Man mystery which is what I thought the book was about Greenwood asserts that so little is really known that the mystery properly belongs to the realm of novelists rather than forensics She does posit a convincing conclusion for why he came to be on that beach though the exact cause of his death is just so much speculation This an interesting little book uite genre breaking in its way I enjoyed it Recommended #aww2013 no10

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Tamam Shud The Somerton Man MysteryIch this note was tornBrimming with facts that are stranger than fiction the case has intrigued novelist Kerry Greenwood for almost her whole life She goes on a journey into her own past to try to solve this crime uncovering a new way of writing about true crime – and herself – as she goe. 2019 bk 152 A fascinating look at the mystery surrounding the man who was found dead on Somerton Beach Adelaide Australia in December of 1948 Kerry Greenwood lawyer and mystery author takes a hand at looking at what was known and providing an idea of what may have been the actions resulting in his death A well written and researched book that provides from the police reportsautopsy reports than I've seen reported before What makes the book come alive is the places where Kerry's father's life and her own life intersect with information All of those tidbits help build her thesis about what happened I enjoyed seeing how her ideas changed from the time in which she used the circumstances of the Somerton man's death to write one of her fictional short stories Phryne Fisher until she wrote this book I find her ideas very plausible and enjoyed this look at Adelaide Australia in the 1940's through the current years