Gotham tells of the encounter between music journalist Jeff Foster and 'boy pharaoh' Na$ti Boi. It reveals how hollow celebrities cast their spell. Think Bonfire of the Vanities, Tom Wolfe.
Nick Earls is the award-winning author of 12 novels and numerous shorter works. With the publication of the Word Hunters trilogy (Penguin 2012-2013), he is now officially also a children's writer.
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Beautifully wrought. Wonderfully narrated. Will definitely look for more titles by this author...highly recommended .
A great story... So very different to the usual.. And the pace and intonation of the reading was perfect. Thanks to the ABC interview today for introducing me to Nick Earls as a writer.
I really wasn't sure about this at the start, why did I care about the indulgent life of a rap star or brat which is how he really comes across.
But when the beautiful Ariel came into the picture, the contrast was amazing, how lucky some people appear even when they dont come across as deserving compared to those innocents who can't seam to catch a break.
The joy portrayed in the park from both father and daughter was outstanding and the slide scene brought me to tears.
yes, I think I'd pick up more subtext on the second listen
Liked the first person PoV, I liked the twist
Yes. Though weird hearing an actor I know we'll put on an American accent. But once I got used to that it was good. Made me feel empathy with the main characters.
Superheroes are everywhere
I'm a journalist who enjoys breakfast with the paper on a Sunday morning and fresh, crisp bed sheets. Always up for a great yarn.
It was a great story with plenty of emotion. Rhys Muldoon read the story perfectly and captured that great Aussie heart within the world. Really recomend it for anyone who loves music or wants to see an alternative side of journalism.
This book is so well written. The author takes time to describe the scenes so perfectly.
The performance takes this amazing book and brings it to life.
I wish I could give this books rating extra bonus points..
Beautiful and raw story, teen rapper interview juxtaposed against backdrop of two fathers trying to do right, one Australian, one from Brooklyn USA, both in New York aka Gotham. Highly recommend it!
The ending left me wishing for a very positive outcome for Batman in the city of superheroes. Great story.
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