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Scattered, The inside story of ice in Australia

3.61  ·  Rating Details ·  18 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Going beyond the statistics and headlines, this book explores the human cost of crystal methamphetamine, 'Ice', and the escalating crisis in Australia.
290 pages
Published 2008 by Allen & Unwin
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Bianca
First read this in 2009 and recently found it again hidden away in one of my boxes of books and thought I'd read it again. I have to be honest and say I skimmed through a lot of it this time around....as soon as I started reading it I remembered how depressing and shocking the stories are (well let's be honest, it is a book about ice so naturally there aren't any happy endings here). Don't let that put you off though, this is a well researched and interesting book and it covers a lot of people's ...more
Liz Barr
Dec 18, 2013 Liz Barr rated it liked it
Sometimes I have a hankering for true crime. It’s a bit shameful, yes. Anyway, this is a look at methamphetamine from a number of points of view — casual users, addicts, victims of ice-related crime, police, cooks. The only point of view not represented is that of the kingpins responsible for overseeing the manufacture and sale of large quantities, and I’m guessing they weren’t much for talking.

It’s an interesting book that argues that, while users of other drugs generally commit crimes only wh
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♥ Marlene♥
Finished it this morning. I must say I read others books in between and I think I might have enjoyed it better if I would have read only this book cause now you had to get back into the drugs world every time.

Thought it was a very interesting read and written in a way it was interesting to read and not boring at all. I thought I knew a lot about drugs and maybe I did 20 years ago but not anymore. Glad though, all those new drugs, they are just killing people and if they are not they spoil there
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Jacqueline Wales
Feb 23, 2011 Jacqueline Wales rated it really liked it
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This book is about meth addiction in Australia. I absolutely loved it, particularly the personal stories from people who had used meth. And Wollongong, my home town, gets a mention! It's written by Malcolm Knox, an Australian journalist who has worked for the Sydney Morning Herald and is the journalist who exposed the book Forbidden Lies (marketed as a memoir) and its author Norma Khouri as FAKE!
Liza
Jul 20, 2016 Liza rated it liked it
Very interesting but equally distressing, especially now that Perth is the Ice capital of the world. This book precedes this however.
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Malcolm Knox was born in 1966. He grew up in Sydney and studied in Sydney and Scotland, where his one-act play, POLEMARCHUS, was performed in St Andrews and Edinburgh. He has worked for the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD since 1994 and his journalism has been published in Australia, Britain, India and the West Indies.

His first novel Summerland was published to great acclaim in the UK, US, Australia and Eur
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