Blockade (novel)
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Blockade Novel

Blockade is a 1998 novel written by Derek Hansen about logging in Australia.

Plot summary

The protagonist is Miklos Bollok, a logging company owner who uses corrupt politicians to clear-fell the last remaining wilderness in Victoria, Australia. He is stymied by a direct action campaign by conservationists. His downfall also comes about by a dark secret that is made public by his wife.

Release details

  • 1998, Australia, Harper Collins, (ISBN 0-7322-6466-9), Pub date 1 January 1998, paperback (First edition)
  • 1999, reprinted, (ISBN 0-7322-6496-0).


Jean Ferguson of the Illawarra Mercury calls it "A passionate and explosive new novel from a great storyteller".[1] Herald Sun's Simon Caterson writes "A well-spun yarn lasting 500 easily digestible pages, Blockade seems destined to repeat the commercial success of his earlier books".[2] Stephen Prickett of the Canberra Times writes "Once set in motion, the action is fast-moving, sometimes funny, sometimes violent, but always compulsively gripping".[3]


  1. ^ Ferguson, Jean (5 September 1998), "Cheryl Finds GOD In A Twisted Forest Saga", Illawarra Mercury
  2. ^ Caterson, Simon (12 September 1998), "In bed with the greens", Herald Sun
  3. ^ Prickett, Stephen (5 September 1998), "A Moral Fable In East Gippsland BLOCKADE", Canberra Times

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