Elliot Perlman

Elliot Perlman’s Followers (307)

member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo

Elliot Perlman


Born
in Melbourne, Australia
May 07, 1964


Elliot Perlman is an Australian author and barrister. He has written two novels and one short story collection. His work "condemns the economic rationalism that destroys the humanity of ordinary people when they are confronted with unemployment and poverty". This is not surprising in a writer who admires Raymond Carver and Graham Greene because they "write with quite a strong moral centre and a strong sense of compassion". However, he says that "Part of my task is to entertain readers. I don't want it to be propaganda at all. I don't think that for something to be political fiction it has to offer an alternative, I think just a social critique is enough". He describes himself, in fact, as being interested in "the essence of humanity" and ar ...more

Average rating: 3.92 · 12,960 ratings · 1,651 reviews · 21 distinct worksSimilar authors
Seven Types of Ambiguity

4.01 avg rating — 4,901 ratings — published 2003 — 33 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Street Sweeper

4.17 avg rating — 4,296 ratings — published 2011 — 31 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Three Dollars

3.58 avg rating — 1,299 ratings — published 1998 — 19 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Maybe the Horse Will Talk

3.39 avg rating — 1,236 ratings — published 2019 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Reasons I Won't Be Coming

3.60 avg rating — 1,003 ratings — published 2006 — 16 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Adventures of Catvinkle

4.01 avg rating — 88 ratings8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Catvinkle and the Missing T...

by
4.15 avg rating — 13 ratings4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Et si le cheval se mettait ...

4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Good Morning, Again

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2012 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
La Mémoire est une chienne ...

by
it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Elliot Perlman…
Quotes by Elliot Perlman  (?)
Quotes are added by the Goodreads community and are not verified by Goodreads. (Learn more)

“What is it about men that make women so lonely?”
Elliot Perlman

“You know you're in love with somebody when you wake up next to them, comfortable despite your breath smelling like the week-old water at the bottom of a vase, when you are terribly excited to see them, to talk to them again, having missed them after all that sleep. ”
Elliot Perlman, Seven Types of Ambiguity

“Hell is the special pain that dwells in that loss which you yourself have caused”
Elliot Perlman, Seven Types of Ambiguity

Polls

More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Next Best Boo...: New Authors 34 613 Oct 15, 2008 06:03AM  
One Million Pages...: March Nominations 8 27 Feb 10, 2012 06:32PM  
Aussie Book Bloggers: Miles Franklin Awards 5 36 Jun 30, 2012 01:54AM  
Aussie Readers: Top five Aussie Books 55 188 Nov 17, 2012 06:34PM  
Crazy Challenge C...: * *SHELF REPORTING* - Battle of the Bookshelves, R2 97 127 Nov 18, 2012 06:03AM  
Crazy Challenge C...: * R2: Team Nine - Book Junkies 288 80 Nov 18, 2012 02:20PM  
Aussie Readers: 2012 Aussie Authors - with a twist! 491 395 Dec 21, 2012 07:26PM  


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Elliot to Goodreads.