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barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas

barracuda coverReading this book was like being at a party where there’s loud music in one room and a lot of serious arguing going on in another.  You know there are some interesting points being made in the arguing room but all the noise makes your ears ring.  When you leave the party you’re not sure what you’ve got in your loot bag.  On the whole, you’re glad you went.

The story is about Danny Kelly who wins a scholarship to an elite private boys school in Melbourne because he’s a champion swimmer.  From a working class Greek/Scottish background he’s clearly different to the majority of the boys who hail from rich W.A.S.P. families. Continue reading

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