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    This is a great book

    A very profound insight into life and growing up. I loved it!
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    Not what I expected. Fabulous read!

    Once in a while you come across a book that is genuinely brilliant! I certainly wouldn't have read it had I known the plot, but I'm loved it. Even better than 'The Slap' !!!
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    Awesome and moving

    I felt the pain Dan feels of being different, of being on the outside looking in. This a truly beautiful story of culture, being true to yourself and being strong enough to survive when you feel that you don't matter to anyone or yourself.
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    Barracuda

    Fantastic book! Beautifully & descriptively written. Tsiolkas really gets the. Complexity of human nature & relationships. It should be compulsory reading for all boys private schools!
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    Harsh and real, but too long.

    This novel started with such force - lyrical and real and emotionally explorative - but dragged for far too long. I felt like it could have finished halfway through and been brilliant - instead, it was repetitive and at times self-indulgent. Worth dipping into but I wasn’t glad I stuck it out to the end. That said, it’s an amazing example of social commentary on life in Australia.
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