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Theft by Peter Carey
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Jan 03, 2009

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Read in November, 2008

A really interesting book, but one I probably would never have picked up myself. It has a switching 1st person POV from 2 brothers, one an artist and one with a learning disability. Their opposing views of the events - both vehement, bold and blunt - give great depth of understanding and add a human touch to what would otherwise be a bleak tale. The character building was subtle and intimate, and left you with an insight into the brothers lives and their interdependence that was both sad and strangely sweet.
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