I've just finished reading Matthew Condon's book The Trout Opera.
It was given to me by a friend to read in the post office when its quiet (it can get very quiet here) and for the rare occasions I can get outside to sit in the sun and have a lazy afternoon read.
The book is wonderful - its nearly 600 pages long but it is a real page turner and you are transported to each location instantly with brilliant descriptions.
The biggest thing that I loved about the book is that it is based in towns all around me here in the Snowy Mountains.
The books main character Wilfred is from Dalgety, his pop lives in Berridale, they often travel to Cooma, Bombala and up in the high country - it really makes you feel that you know the characters when you can truly identify with where they are.
So - do yourself a favour - go the library and borrow it - or better still, buy yourself a copy to keep forever!