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Lucas Dekker is celebrity offspring, twice over. His Australian father, Charlie, has recently retired from a stellar football career in the Premier League. His English mother, Monica, is a self-help guru, who has sold millions of books with her pro-family message. But when Charlie’s involvement in a bizarre sex scandal hits the tabloids, the Dekkers’ own family dynamic wil ...more
ebook, 312 pages
Published 2010 by Pier 9
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Cyndi
Apr 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Darkly funny and a rather enjoyable read :)
Sean
Nov 29, 2016 rated it liked it
A comic novel that centres around Charlie Dekker, a retired Australian international footballer who played for Liverpool, then Saints, and then Fulham before retiring
Along the way he was also part of Australia's 2006 World Cup Squad that beat the Italians in the round of 16 and made it to the semi finals
So yes, it's complete fantasy - Fabio Grosso's extravagant tumble in Germany is not ruled a penalty and Saints acquire a player from the Scousers !
As for the plot, it's pretty good
Charlie has a y
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Andrew Bj
Dec 09, 2011 rated it liked it
Authors of alternate history novels often focus on changing the big events, answering the questions like: What if the South won the Civil War? However, in his reasonably funny novel Tony Wilson partly addresses a far more emotionally charged issue: What if Fabio Grosso's extravagant tumble against Australia at the 2006 World Cup had been ruled a dive, and Australia had gone on to win? For Socceroos fans such as myself, this section is likely to generate a smile tinged with a disgruntled acceptan ...more
Paul
Jul 26, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction, 2010, australian
I really wanted to like this. I am a big fan of Tony Wilson especially during his time with RRR. But this book just didn’t seem to do justice to his talent. It was funny in places but those places where few and far between. Overlong and unnecessary sub-plots didn’t help the cause. The 12 pages both he and I wasted on Fadi and the Mussies and their extremely fantastical appearance at the climax of the book was really hard to take. This was not the only time the novel strayed into the absurd (see ...more
Richard Bowen
Mar 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Tony Wilson is great at picking a topic and then highlighting everything about the topic that is funny. Making News is his take on tabloid press (memo Fairfax: tabloid, not compact, but be careful). The tabloid editors are an easy target but this book does a great job at bringing out the personalities that make tabloid media so crazy. Well worth a read.
Shane
Jan 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sport, humour
A very clever and entertaining read. After a little while, you kind of forget that the Dekkers are really fictional characters.
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