Beanie (and I) recently read The Baggage Handler by South Australian author David Rawlings.
I met David at this year’s Omega Writers’ Conference, where he ran a brilliant workshop on managing time while juggling different aspects to writing.
At the conference bookshop, I saw his novel for sale and was intrigued by the cover and the concept of it.
Figuring it was a good time to buy it, I did – and received a signed copy!
On my first night home I began reading the book and then smashed it out in two or three days. As suspected, it was an intriguing and addictive read.
It follows the story of three people who lose their baggage and visit the Baggage Handler. The story touches on some important themes, like not carrying other people’s baggage and the invitation to “unload” one’s own burdens. (The whole time I was reading, I kept thinking – “this needs to be made into a movie”.)
So, as you can guess I do recommend this book (as does Beanie). Beautiful writing and an intriguing storyline. 📖✔️
2 thoughts on “Beanie’s Book Review 🐾 – The Baggage Handler”
Good colour co-ordination there with the book cover and the cat, Anna. 😀 But, on a serious note … this book caught my eye pre release and I will buy it for my son for Christmas, then I can get to read it too. Then for David’s next book, The Camera Never Lies, that can be my birthday present in March. Yep … got it all planned! ;D
Thanks Susan! Yes I agree – Beanie’s markings match the book well. It was fabulous… I hope your son enjoys it! And yes I am hoping the library gets in his new one 🙂