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Leadbelly by John Silvester
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May 11, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: crime
Recommended for: dealing drugs messes you up more than using them
Read in May, 2008

So much potential wasted. A possibly gripping story of a gangland war escalating but the authors have clearly written it piecemeal in a one chapter/ one murder fashion. It reads a little too crime porn in the pulp fiction style without any noir sensibility. Really needed to be framed within the organised crime history in Melbourne as it is essentially a changing of the guard story.
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message 1: by Tanny (new) - added it

Tanny Couldn't agree with you more - very disjointed book. Two years later, I still haven't finished it. Have you read any of the other Underbelly books? I have a few here, but don't want to waste my time if they're like this one!


message 2: by Tanny (new) - added it

Tanny Couldn't agree with you more - very disjointed book. Two years later, I still haven't finished it. Have you read any of the other Underbelly books? I have a few here, but don't want to waste my time if they're like this one!


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