I'm so brave...
I have a 'bordering on pathological' aversion to Tim Winton novels after having to study one for 3 Unit English back in 1985 or 6. I'm assuming it was 'An Open Swimmer' based on these reviews.
I have decided to face my fears & have borrowed 'Cloudstreet' from the library & will attempt to read one again after almost 20 years.
It took me years to get back into Jane Austen for the same reason.