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#1 Therese

Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:28 AM

Bryce Courtenay has lost his battle with cancer sad.gif

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/...1123-29xeb.html

I really enjoyed many of his books. My thoughts go out to his family and friends sad.gif

#2 Nepheline

Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:33 AM

So sad..

Loved his books, April Fools Day was one of the most moving things I've ever read.

RIP

#3 Party of 5

Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:34 AM

RIP  sad.gif

#4 eigne

Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:43 AM

I'm saddened by this news. I have read many of his novels and for the most part, I really enjoyed them.

#5 rainycat

Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:43 AM

RIP Bryce Courtney.
What a wonderful story teller.
The Power of One and April Fools Day have both been the most moving books I have ever read.

#6 Feral Becky

Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:46 AM

RIP. Overall her was a great storyteller.

#7 MrsLexiK

Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:58 AM

QUOTE (minimae @ 23/11/2012, 11:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So sad..

Loved his books, April Fools Day was one of the most moving things I've ever read.

RIP


RIP Bryce

April Fools is still my most favorite book, I read it long before I knew what being a parent was all about and it still moved me.

#8 Hayleymumof3

Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:02 AM

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So sad.

RIP.  Thoughts with his family and friends at this time.

#9 I'm Batman

Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:04 AM

It is sad, however he has been a very sick man for a long time. Im partway relieved he is now out of pain. He also got to see his last book published. His passion, his dreams and most importantly his empathy will live on with his beautiful legacy of storytelling.

Edited by I'm Batman, 23 November 2012 - 11:13 AM.


#10 Duck-o-lah

Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:11 AM

Awww sad.gif I read he was sick, RIP to a great writer.

#11 Bob-the-skull

Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:21 AM

RIP Bryce sad.gif

I will always remember power of one being the first book that truly touched and changed me.

#12 MintyBiscuit

Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:21 AM

Very sad to read this news. Like PPs, April Fools' Day is by far the most moving book I've ever read. His books have also been a link to my late uncle as it was a tradition for him to give me his latest book each christmas.

Rest in peace. At least his suffering is over now.

#13 marley*and*me

Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:28 AM

Very sad.

April's fools day brings me to tears and makes me so angry every time I read it. I always wonder what Celeste is doing now (Damon's girlfriend) and if the family ever kept in touch.

#14 Mercurial

Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:33 AM

Such sad news.  He was a great author.  

I remember reading the Power of One in highschool.  

I've then read most of his other books, though April Fools Day will always stand out as his best piece in my mind.  That story is truly incredible and shared is such a beautiful way.

#15 mez70

Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:04 PM

so sad I remember reading April Fools Day and feeling such horror, anger and dismay at all his son and the family endured. He truly was a story teller...


#16 Chelli

Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:06 PM

RIP to a wonderful author. Like others, I was also deeply moved by April Fools Day.

#17 alexx28

Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:26 PM

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Sad news but at least he isn't suffering any more.

Beautiful stories from him, The Power Of One & April Fools Day both my favourites. The Potato Factory was a great read too.

RIP Bryce & Thank You for sharing your wonderful imagination.

#18 ellebelle

Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:33 PM

RIP Bryce - Xmas reading will never be the same

#19 FeralZupee

Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:35 PM

RIP Bryce - I loved his work and have most of his books. Such sad news.

There is a lovely (and sad) thankyou message he posted on YouTube a week ago:
Bryce Courtenay - Thankyou message

Edited by SqueakInCanada, 23 November 2012 - 01:27 PM.


#20 lucky 2

Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:43 PM

It seems like yesterday that he announced he was ill.

Condolences to his family and friends.


#21 threeinnyc

Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:53 PM

Rest In Peace, Mr Courtenay sad.gif


#22 2bundles

Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:59 PM

QUOTE
There is a lovely (and sad) thankyou message he posted on YouTube a week ago:
Bryce Courtenay - Thankyou message


I have a tear in my eye now.  An amazing man and a very talented writer.

My Dad (who passed away last year) used to buy me a BC book every Christmas.

I was also fortunate enough to meet him and listen to an inspirational speech he gave when I was at Uni.

A big loss.  RIP Bryce.

#23 saxa

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:59 PM

I was driving to work this morning and they played that clip on the radio, I was ok until the very end where his voice broke and he was obviously very upset sad.gif




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