I have just finished reading two books. One is called Phaic Tan and it is a send up of
Lonely Planet travel books. It was written by the folk at Working Dog, a local film production company that is staffed by television comedians, among others. For a generous sample of what it is about, check the website. Don't miss the link to the map. I had read the previous book too, Molvania. Phaic Tan was perhaps a bit better. They do get a bit boring after a while. Don't think I will read another.
The other was Brother Fish, written by Bryce Courtenay. The second half was more interesting but generally so like a previous book, Four Fires. Don't know that I will read another Bryce Courtenay book.