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I Hate Martin Amis Et Al

The protagonist, Milan Zorec, is an English-born Serb and much rejected novelist. Outraged by his last rejection (‘Scarcely original. Feel I’ve read this before’), he decides to take part in the brutal siege of Sarajevo in 1985, in its final months. He turns into a professional killer in order to tell a story that is utterly original, one that cannot be rejected by publishers.

Among his fellow snipers, the lost souls who make up Ratko Mladic’s army, Milan gains the ammunition to write his masterpiece – the novel that hasn’t been written before.

‘Simply put, this book is brilliant. It’s written in such a way that it literally can’t be put down – I sat up until four in the morning reading it, even though I had a seven o’clock start the next day. It is dark and confronting, but at the same time every sentence is powered by a strange kind of humour. I found myself jumping from sentence to sentence and chapter to chapter, constantly wanting more.’
Nathan Reid.
Readings Magazine.

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We All Fall Down

We All Fall Down was selected as one of the ‘50 Get Reading books of 2012’, an Australian Federal Government initiative.

‘A novel that speaks to the heart of our culture, and a gripping account of one man’s fight for his soul. Both honest and compassionate, it turns an unflinching gaze on the world in which we try to find meaning, at work and in love.’
Michael McGirr.
Author of Books that saved my life: reading for wisdom, solace and pleasure.

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The Walk

It is 1987, soon after Live Aid, and PR consultant Adrian Burles has a groundbreaking idea: to fly a starving, skeletal Ethiopian to London and over a period of one week make him walk from Heathrow to Trafalgar Square.

‘Peter Barry’s The Walk, a delicious satire, tells the story of a charity worker who brings Mujtabaa, a young Ethiopian man, to London to raise funds for famine relief. The hilarious McDonalds’ scene is worth the price of admission alone.’
Barry Scott.
Publisher at Transit Lounge. Australian Book Review, December 2017.

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Despite being locked up in an insane asylum, Alan Crosthwaite is convinced that the true psychopaths are all on the outside – Trump, Xi, Putin, Bolsanaro, his own ‘Prime Moron’, and the rest. Only the clinically insane could possibly, and so comprehensively, deny or ignore the devastation being done to the environment and flora and fauna of our only home.

‘A really interesting take on what constitutes insanity. Is it climate activists who are insane, or the politicians who deny there’s a problem? The author has no doubts.’
( M.B.)

‘A passionate warning about climate change.’
( R.K.)

‘It's heartbreaking really what we have done to this world. (Insanity) was like a punch in the stomach. It really does make you stop and think.’
( J.G.)

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