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Theft by Peter Carey
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Apr 10, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: bookclub
Recommended for: no one
Read in April, 2008

I really didn't care for this book. It was a painful read. The story is told by two narrators: an artist, who is a bit crazy and a drunk, and his brother, who is mentally challenged (though you never really learn what his diagnosis is). It is told in a stream of consciousness and the chapters can be very hard to follow. It tells the story of the theft of a famous piece of art in Australia and how it intertwines with this artist's life. It improves as the story unfolds, but I just found myself wanting to skip paragraphs and whole pages and get to the action. I really wouldn't recommend the book.
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Skillastic Very hard to follow, really?
What did you think of the dialogue and private thoughts of the brothers?

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