South-African/Australian author Bryce Courtenay passed away from stomach cancer late last night, aged 79. RIP.
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Sounds like a good life. I hope I have that kind of dignity and good spirits when I'm looking at the end of my existence.
oh man! I've been such a massive fan since having to read "The Power of One" in 10th grade. Many of his books are not in print here in the US and i have gone to extremes to get ahold of them. That's a huge loss to the literary community. I need to read his more recent stuff. I've got to read his recent stuff. i love TPOO and the sequel, and the Tommo and Hawk series. He always brought such passionate characters to life.
Made me want to take up boxing when I was a kid (reading Power of One) , and as I was a pacifist at the time, that was some feat.