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Camouflage: Stories

3.28  ·  Rating Details  ·  43 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
From the “world-class Australian novelist” (The New York Times) comes a deft, angular, and highly entertaining collection of stories. “The Seduction of My Sister” tells of the increasingly bizarre events between siblings when a new family moves in across the street, while “Healing” recalls a vanished time when a boy’s headlong, innocent rush into certain disaster could be ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published June 1st 2003 by Picador (first published 2000)
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notgettingenough
Iain Banks' Crow Road begins thus:

'It was the day my grandmother exploded.'

Why this is a famous opening baffles me. It is vulgar, too brash. It is an opening by a writer that wants the reader to look at him, not the words on the page. It shows off.

Murray Bail's short story 'Camouflage' begins thus:

'All things considered, piano-tuning is a harmless profession.' Now that's a great opening gambit.

'Camouflage' and 'The Seduction of My Sister'.

Two trifles, both about flying in odd ways. Impossible
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Blair
Apr 16, 2015 Blair rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I actually read a stripped down version of this collection that just contained the title story and "The Seduction of My Sister." Reasonably engaging but nothing too special from a fairly acclaimed Australian writer. I'm still interested in reading Eucalyptus.
Kate
Would have loved a couple more stories!
Alicia
Feb 07, 2011 Alicia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting, but not particularly memorable. It's very slight, felt more like a new yorker story than a collection of short stories.
Jennifer Rolfe
Sep 05, 2013 Jennifer Rolfe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Two short stories. They are certainly memorable. Their connection? Flying in two very different ways.
Sharron
Mar 30, 2010 Sharron rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
not as good as Eucalyptus but still enjoyable
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