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Publisher's Summary

Dazzling, hilarious, disturbing and utterly unforgettable new novel from the author of the Man Booker-shortlisted A Fraction of the Whole.

Intensely moving, darkly funny and hugely entertaining, Quicksand focuses on the multifaceted dynamics between the protagonists Aldo and Liam: lifelong friends, criminal and police officer, muse and writer. As well as being a compulsively funny work, Quicksand also offers its reader a profound exploration of fate, suffering and resilience; a gruelling yet illuminating depiction of physical disability; and a subversive portrait of 21st-century society in all its hypocrisy and absurdity.

©2015 Steve Toltz (P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton

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Full of great one-liners but boring as a novel

Some interesting characters but long and tedious monologues in parts. Wouldn't recommend if you are after a plot driven novel - this is certainly not that.

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On a scale of 1 to Steve Toltz, how quotable are you?

If you love quotes, read this book. It's jam packed with wit, laugh out loud humour and what I can only describe as an Australian way of storytelling for which I adore and admire Steve Toltz. There's reality, and then there's reality as told by Toltz - with all of real-life's ugly truths depicted in hilariously beautiful prose. His storytelling style is incomparable and by far one of my favourites. Loved it!

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  • Amanda
  • macquarie fields, Australia
  • 04-11-2015

Dark humour at its best.

If you loved fraction of a whole you'll love this too. Brilliantly narrated. Fantastic writer. Can't wait for his next one.