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He was a big, barrel-chested, larger than life man. He was the BOSS. Mr P was the newly appointed principal to the rural school that I was about to commence twenty plus years service at. It was fair to say his new domain had seen better days, but he hit the ground running, and within a few terms he’d nearly doubled the student intake by encouraging townies from down on the coast to consider a place for their offspring with country air, a farm based curriculum, and strong discipline, isolated fro...more
This is an odd book - told over the course of one day at school from the perspective of a less than eloquent teenage boy! Really very clever, the voice is spot-on - the problem, teenage boys are generally idiots and I was mostly irritated by the character. I read this as I am studying teenage literature and I LOVE Danny Katz - it's a good book but maybe for 12-25 year old males, not for a 30 something female. Wish I'd read it in high school though, might have confirmed my theory that teenage boy...more
Danny Katz is a Canadian-born, Jewish Australian columnist and author who writes for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald newspapers. His columnn is also syndicated in The West Australian. He is the Modern Guru in the Good Weekend (Sydney Morning Herald) magazine. He is also known as the author of the award winning children's book series, "Little Lunch", published by Black Dog Books and features...moreMore about Danny Katz...