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2.94  ·  Rating Details ·  69 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Dark, hedonistic and sometimes violent, Metro tells the story of six months in the life of university student Liam Kelly. When his girlfriend Sara leaves Australia to backpack around Europe, Liam's friends expect him to play up, and he does – but in a way that no-one could imagine. As well as the drinking, drugging and partying, he is hiding a secret homosexual life from ...more
Paperback, 299 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by University of Queensland Pr (Australia)
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Chanel J
Mar 09, 2012 Chanel J rated it really liked it
It a great book. I rated it 4 stars for the skill and thought that went into it, and not because I enjoyed it. It's very difficult to read. The main character is insufferable, he learns nothing and gets away with everything... But a story doesnt need to have a happy ending to be good, and I think this book is a great example of that fact.
Brock Warren
Apr 14, 2011 Brock Warren rated it it was amazing
this author must have problems
Emma Whyte
Mar 20, 2011 Emma Whyte rated it did not like it
very good enjoyed page 28
Oliver Heywood
thanks for the recommendation scott i will find it and read it
Alison Evans
Disturbing. Really disturbing.
Daniel Ferguson
Apr 30, 2015 Daniel Ferguson rated it did not like it
I think this was one of the most boring books I read at Uni. The characters didn't have any drive, ambition, or any sense of them doing anything.

There was a photographic moment in the middle, when something bad happened to the smartest of these losers, and there was a controversial sex scene, but beyond that, this book was boring. The characters were insufferably boring, the plot was nonexistent, the story wasn't really a story, the writing wasn't anything interesting, I don't know why anyone w
Jul 31, 2011 Chloe rated it it was ok
Shelves: uni-books
It's hard to like a book that so bluntly defines my own generation. Simultaniously, it's hard not to like a book that so effortlessly reveals the shallow-ness of upper-middle-class-uni-brats whom I know and secretly despise.
It's well written; the narrator is an asshole; and I'll never read it again, because I do not want to meet the narrator again.
Dec 06, 2010 Trashpalace rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished, in, 2008, mar
Uno sguardo divertente, intelligente e arguto sulla gioventù australiana attraverso gli occhi del 19enne Liam, protagonista tormentato e facilmente detestabile che approfitta del viaggio in Europa della sua ragazza per esplorare un'omosessualità latente, causa di conflitti interiori e di un testardo (e a volte violento) senso di rifiuto.
Jul 01, 2009 eprptegshtgn rated it really liked it
very interesting. made me think. the ending was unsettling though and left me very unsatisfied, I have a feeling the author wanted us to feel this way. I absolutely hated the main character but understood him at the same time.
Feb 10, 2014 salelbar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not sure what it was I liked about this book - but I did like it. Not in a can't-wait-to-pick-it-up-again way, but I did enjoy it. I don't want to give the ending away so I'll settle for saying I wonder what the future would hold for someone like Liam, based on the choice he makes at the end.
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Loved this book by young Brisbane author. Looking forward to reading future works.
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Alasdair Duncan (born 22 November 1982) is an author and journalist, based in Brisbane on the east coast of Australia. He is a section editor at weekly music magazine Rave, where he has published interviews with Cut Copy, LCD Soundsystem, M.I.A. and Soulwax, and is a frequent contributor to The ABC's Unleashed blog.

Duncan is perhaps most notable as the author of the novel "Sushi Central", which wa
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