Deadly Kerfuffle by Tony Martin

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Title : Deadly Kerfuffle
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ISBN : 1925584445
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 288 pages


Reviews


Tim rated it ★★★★☆

November 25, 2017

Great fun read. Martin is a fabulous talent, and writing novels is another to add to the armoury - what can't he do? This is a clever book, that is both light, but also well plotted and heavily layered with wonderful colloquial phrases that can't help but raise a rye smile or giggle and a lot of e...


Nick rated it ★★★★★

January 23, 2018

For all those who said we need an Australian Carl Hiaasen (and I know you're out there, Barry,) here he is. Classic problem presents - he's a New Zealander. We know how we deal with that now, don't we? That aside, this is so very, very good.


Katherine rated it ★★★☆☆

February 03, 2018

I love Tony Martin and this book is great, but I just felt like the set up took forever. Definitely worth your time and perseverance though.


Chris rated it ★★★★☆

January 21, 2018

This story deals with fairly serious issues that have plagued Australia for a long time and show no signs of letting up. The Australian tendency towards casual (and not so casual) racism, the reliance on shock jocks and other opinionated figures to inform us of the news, the need to know exactly...


Jennifer rated it ★★★★☆

October 07, 2017

Actual score 3.5 Comedic writing is hard and this one is a good example of this genre. This book is pretty funny and does a good job at skewering hubris. There were a few bits where I actually laughed out loud, which I feel is required in this genre. The story was both optimistic and pessimistic at...


Sasha rated it ★★★☆☆

October 04, 2017

It's hard to know who Tony Martin is poking more fun at: the media, the general public, the AFP (Australian Federal Police for non-Aussies) or the terrorists. It is 2006, the post September 11 terrorist media hype has the residents of quiet Dunlop Crescent in suburban Melbourne on high alert. Rum...


Sean rated it ★★★★★

December 09, 2017

I don't read a lot of fiction so for me to say this was entertainingly and almost cinematically written for a first novel speaks very well of the skill of its author. There will be a lot of references you may not get if you aren't Melbournian/Victorian and are conversant in the author's career, b...


Derek rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 27, 2017

I really wanted to like this book, and tried to do so, but the book seemed to be more a failed movie script than a novel. It didn't know whether to be dark or humorous/satirical, and it was convoluted to the point where it seemed to lose any sense of internal rhythm. The characters were numerous...


Benjamin rated it ★★★★★

November 21, 2017

Man oh man, did I love this. Unsurprisingly, really, seeing as I've been a massive fan of everything T. Martin's ever done. But it is very good, regardless. I've been thinking quietly to myself about putting this forward as perhaps the Great Australian Novel - which, sure, is probably going a lit...


Vanessa rated it ★★★★☆

January 10, 2018

I've been a fan of Tony Martin since the 90s and bought his book after hearing him being interviewed on Richard Fidler's podcast. The ridiculous premise hooked me straight away. Set in 2006 this is a fun read about silly people doing over the top things - that are almost believable. If you've eve...





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