Keep Australia On Your Left: A True Story of an Attempt to Circumnavigate Australia by Kayak - Eric Stiller it's hard to ignore the author's accomplishment (see: title), but it's even harder not to be annoyed by the continually shallow navel-gazing and wafer-thin assessments of the world around him. stronger ability at describing australia's fascinating landscapes may have made the overlong narrative a bit more bearable. as is, the strongest point of interest may be the re-casting of A Separate Peace with two guys on a kayaking adventure. but a whiny, lovelorn fratboy and a high-handed dilettante model are no Gene & Phineas.