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Liam Carroll’s debut novel, Slippery, shines a blowtorch on the smoldering home truths of the finance industry and the hedonistic minefields of the expatriate lifestyle in Southeast Asia.

Flynn James, a young man from the Sydney beachside suburb of Manly, previously content to live his life as a physiotherapist and surfer on Australia’s east coast, is awakened to the zero
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Kindle Edition, 391 pages
Published May 20th 2015 by Slippery Scribbler
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James
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The protagonist’s first person descriptions throughout this novel cut like a flick knife and had me in stitches as I read about the trials of Flynn James who seeks to become a ... erm ... filthy rich trader (best not employ the word constantly used by the protagonist to describe his career goal in a public forum). The cutthroat world of traders is recounted with raw, unbridled swagger, free of any diplomacy or excessive political correctness. The vibrant prose is refreshing in that it constantly ...more
Twinkle K
Apr 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
*I was given this book by the author in exchange of an honest review*

Its not a normal story but its about the business and trading. There were many ups and downs in the business of oil trading which where superbly shown. The book revolves around a man who has forge his CV in order to get a high profile job. And boy, do he get that.
Flynn gets the job and thus from here on his journey starts.
There were many ups and downs in his journey and dozens of tests to pass you are fired instant but he sur
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Oct 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I've never read such a crazy "honest" book. It made me cry from laughter and it made me shake my head constantly. And when I thought what's coming next, the ending killed me!!
Five stars.
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Steven
May 30, 2016 rated it liked it
There were some interesting turns of events, but nothing unbelievable until the finale. The Aussie slang was good, but a bit overdone at times, and the casual racism was rampant (though entirely in keeping with the protagonist and other characters). Characterizations were largely superficial - it is interesting how little the protagonist actually spoke, especially his mind, but we got a lot of his internal monologue. Not bad per se, just a bit imbalanced overall.

The book could've used one good c
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I was born in Sydney at the regally named Royal North Shore Hospital in 1980. Everything from that point on is somewhat of a mystery. I've written books and screenplays, traded oil and gold, surfed in funky places where no one goes, worked as a physiotherapist, completed studies in science, finance and screenwriting and, on the whole, I've been a very lucky boy. Not always, but far too often to ev ...more

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