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"Crackernight! One night a year, the infinite normality of the suburbs is shot with utter magic. Goodbye, Crackernight is the story of one boy’s childhood in 1970s Australia. It is a story of fireworks, of fun that cost nothing, of second-hand bikes, UFO-crowded skies, streakers, lime green Valiants, half-sucked Sunny Boys and electric pink hotpants. It is a story of ...more
Hardcover, 226 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by Sid Harta Publishers (first published July 30th 2009)
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Karen
Jul 01, 2015 Karen rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everybody
Recommended to Karen by: Ramon Layola
Goodbye CrackernightIt doesn't matter whether you grew up in Epping or Elanora, if you grew up in the suburks in the 1970s, then you are in this book. If you've ever roamed your neighbourhood from dawn to dusk barefoot in summer with your mates, if you've ever egged each other on in feats of derring-do, like jumping off gutters dressed as Batman's Robin, then you'll love Goodbye Crackernight.
Reading Goodbye Crackernight is pleasurable nostalgia from cover to cover. You and the author are engaged
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Robert Borg
Jan 15, 2016 Robert Borg rated it it was amazing
What a lovely book.

Thank you Justin for opening up some deep seated memories, including some sad ones.

I was particularly moved with your reaction to the passing of your nan, and I can only say that you have my heart felt sympathy at what you went through. I was 26 when my own maternal grandmother passed away and I assure you my reaction was the same as yours. My emotions hardened after that episode and I have never wept for anyone else's passing in the same way.

That said, the rest of your nosta
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Nicole
Jul 02, 2014 Nicole rated it it was amazing
Laugh O.U.T. L.O.U.D. funny!
I'm just glad I didn't read it in any public space; totally hilarious with a grand dose of nostalgia thrown in. Oh, to find that photo of my beloved 1977 Malvern star - with gears and everything.
I have two words to say to Justin: "string-art"!
For anyone who lived through the 1970's this book will make you (nearly) wet yourself laughing - buy it!
Now, where is that crochet hook?
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Justin Sheedy had his first book, "Goodbye Crackernight", published in 2009, a comic memoir of growing up in 1970s Australia, back in a long-lost era when a child’s proudest possession was not a smart phone but a second-hand bike. "Goodbye Crackernight" was so warmly received by Australian readers that it secured Justin a place on the program of the prestigious Byron Bay Writers’ Festival 2010. In ...more
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