Adrian Deans

Jake
432 books | 20 friends

Linda
1,938 books | 92 friends

Tam
Tam
716 books | 30 friends

Sara
804 books | 98 friends

Jenn
926 books | 5,001 friends

Julie P...
132 books | 958 friends

Hargrov...
50 books | 262 friends

Mike Dixon
61 books | 114 friends

More friends…

Adrian Deans

Goodreads Author


Born
in Sydney, Australia
Website

Genre

Member Since
March 2012

URL


Adrian Deans is a lawyer, journalist and novelist. He has been writing seriously for 25 years and in that time has seen his darkly comic speculative fiction stories gradually morph into darkly comic crime - and those were the stories finally accepted for publication. His novels, Mr Cleansheets (Vulgar Press, 2010) and Straight Jacket (High Horse, 2013) received some critical acclaim and Straight Jacket was optioned by Ealing Studios in the UK. The Fighting Man is his debut historical novel but is exactly the sort of historical novel you might expect from a crime novelist, filled as it is with intrigue and complex characters of hidden purpose.

To ask Adrian Deans questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Adrian Deans I thought it wasn't there...

But it was!
Average rating: 4.18 · 91 ratings · 33 reviews · 5 distinct works
Straight Jacket

4.06 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Fighting Man

4.47 avg rating — 19 ratings3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Mr Cleansheets

4.23 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
THEM

4.14 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2012
Rate this book
Clear rating
Political Football: Lawrie ...

by
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Adrian Deans…

Rage

We live in a sad world.


War, famine, drought, pandemic, environmental decay, mass extinction on the horizon. Communities falling apart through inequity, unemployment, mental illness, scary drug addiction, crime, political corruption…


And who the hell is doing anything about it?


Who can do anything about it?


Armed only with a triennial vote, the little people cower in the shadows as the titans of in...

Read more of this blog post »
2 likes ·   •  0 comments  •  flag
Share twitter circle
Published on September 27, 2019 04:10

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Adrian’s Recent Updates

Adrian Deans and 1 other person liked Trixie's review of Straight Jacket:
Straight Jacket by Adrian Deans
"What a read! It's not often a book lives up to the hype on the cover, and Straight Jacket certainly didn't disappoint. From the beginning right through to the last page this had me hooked.
I have favourite books which I often re-read from time to..." Read more of this review »
Adrian Deans rated a book really liked it
Set the Boy Free by Johnny Marr
Rate this book
Clear rating
I was a late comer to The Smiths although now they’re one of my favourite bands. Accordingly, I picked up this book with some alacrity and breezed through it in two days.

That tells you a lot about both the quality of the writing and my interest in
...more
The Fighting Man by Adrian Deans
" Well, I have mapped it out and started writing. I expect it well get up eventually, but I still work full time to support my writing habit. "
Adrian Deans and 1 other person liked David's review of The Fighting Man:
The Fighting Man by Adrian Deans
"According to the intro, this is the first historical novel by this author. If that is true, he set the bar pretty high. The book follows the story of Brand. He is burned out of his home at a young age and betrayed by his uncle. Then he is "outlawe..." Read more of this review »
" I have occasionally been asked for a list of questions and considerations for readers and book clubs discussing Straight Jacket, so here goes:

Q:
...more "
" Sigh...I watched the first hour of Lambs of God and felt no inclination to watch the second hour. I simply have no interest in any of the characters, ...more "
Adrian Deans rated a book really liked it
The Final Testament of the Holy Bible by James Frey
Rate this book
Clear rating
This book is definitely a 5 star for concept, but it was close to a 2 star for execution. So many voices were exactly the same - impossible to distinguish them from each other - which gets tedious in such a multi - first person POV novel. It was a ...more
" Genocidal megalomaniacs are many things, but never shallow. Iggulden may have had a grip on the history but (to my mind) didn't come near explaining ...more "
Adrian Deans rated a book really liked it
Walk Alone by Craig Johnston
Rate this book
Clear rating
This is easily one of the best sporting bios I've read - if not the best. It tells an amazing tale of guts and determination to succeed against unbelievable odds, not least the prejudice of English football coaches against anything Australian. The ...more
" Was initially blown away by Boy Swallows Universe but, quite frankly, I don't think he quite knew how to finish the amazing novel he'd created. Almost ...more "
More of Adrian's books…

Topics Mentioning This Author

54239 Ancient & Medieval Historical Fiction — 5144 members — last activity Nov 20, 2019 04:45PM
The focus of this group is historical fiction set in Ancient and Medieval eras(with some post Medieval), in any geographical location. Preference is ...more
721 Aussie Readers — 5892 members — last activity 1 hour, 37 min ago
A group for all Australian Goodreads members (and those interested in Australia), no matter what they read!
31471 THE Group for Authors! — 11368 members — last activity 2 hours, 46 min ago
This is a group for authors to discuss their craft, as well as publishing and book marketing.
22454 Historical Fictionistas — 10708 members — last activity 1 hour, 2 min ago
Welcome to Historical Fictionistas! We want to experience all different kinds of HF with all different kinds of people. The more diverse, the better. ...more
19126 The Mystery, Crime, and Thriller Group — 19613 members — last activity 1 hour, 43 min ago
November 2019 Group Reads - A Small Death in Lisbon by Robert Wilson and Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke _ _ _ _ _ “It was a dark and stormy night. ...more
56962 Book Bloggers of Goodreads — 2370 members — last activity 1 hour, 37 min ago
This is a group for the book bloggers of Goodreads and authors seeking reviews. Book bloggers: post events, reviews, giveaways, ask questions, share ...more
967 Apocalypse Whenever — 12219 members — last activity 44 minutes ago
The most active Goodreads group for apocalyptic, post-apocalyptic and dystopic fiction! Join the monthly book reading, get recommendations, or just ...more
More of Adrian’s groups…



No comments have been added yet.