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Jackie
Nov 18, 2010 Jackie rated it really liked it
I found this little book in a hostel in Java and was blown away. Psychedelic mind trip...
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Jul 25, 2012 Owen rated it it was amazing
I thought when reading "The Flesheaters" that David Ireland's writing was something like that of Bret Easton Ellis ("American Psycho"), or the other way round. There is a dry quality to it, as though the writer is being very sparing of his words and a sort of inflammability in the prose so that you never quite know what's likely to happen next. This sparse writing, although it may use masses of text at the same time, creates a tension which holds the reader in thrall to some extent. I can ...more
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Jan 12, 2016 4ZZZ rated it really liked it
How long does it take an ant to die? 4' 33".

If this is not satire then it is sarcasm. If it is not sarcasm then it is a book about depression. If it is a book about depression then I should have given it 5 stars.
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David Neil Ireland AM (born 24 August 1927) is an Australian novelist
David Ireland was born in Lakemba in New South Wales in 1927.

Before taking up full-time writing in 1973 he undertook the classic writer's apprenticeship by working in a variety of jobs ranging from greenkeeper to an extended period in an oil refinery.

This latter job provided the inspiration for his second (and best-known) novel,
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