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Peter Carey
Birth date: May 07, 1943
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MEslaymaker rated it 6 years ago
It's been a long time since I've found such delight in a story's every sentence. The telling is all fine wordsmithing and sharp phrase-turning and frank soul-searching, neither sentimental nor cynical nor pretentious, and thoroughly engaging.The story is also satisfying and among the best I've rea...
All about me
All about me rated it 7 years ago
This book really is two books within one. The first part is an exploration of white Australian culture and its enduring motifs including cars, masculinity and yobbo culture. Carey interrogates how those who don't fit into this might navigate the Australian way of life.But these perceived struggles b...
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
A "literary novel" that really meets the definition! The premise is that the female editor of a British literary magazine tries tracking down an author who created a poetry hoax - and then the fictional poet appears in the flesh. The author in question is named Christopher Chubb, the literary edito...
The Caffeinated Bibliophile
The Caffeinated Bibliophile rated it 9 years ago
I seem to be having a very Ned Kelly year, starting off with my daughters First Fleet assignment, in which Red Kelly, Ned's father, was the first Irish convict to be transported to the new colony. That was followed up with the musical Ned, in the fitting setting of the old Bendigo Gaol, which has be...
Steeped in Science, Submersed in Story
Got this from FirstReads, the giveaway program of GoodReads.Even a couple days after finishing this book, I'm not sure I can describe what it's about, because I'm not sure I know. Certainly the main character is a journalist who seems to overestimate his own abilities and importance. And he's surr...
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