Although a relatively "short 5 chapter story", the author has put sufficient detail and information in to it so that the reader is caught up in the story. It is a good reflection of a farmer's life in Australia and his rural area. The highs and lows of living that type of life; the dangers that bush fires present and the damage done by "do-gooder greenies" who think that they know better than the people who live with those type of dangers on a daily basis. At the same time, provide a life and living for their families.
The author has given a good account of where people pull together when danger threatens, or a community is in need; be it in the face of a natural disaster, a man made one, or a political one.
This story is a microcosm of a wider life that could be set nearly anywhere in rural Australia.
Well worth the read, and future re-reads.