Monday, September 2, 2013

Book Review: Illywhacker by Peter Carey

I'm going to save you a lot of time. Don't read this.

I really tried. . . 480 out of 816 pages, and then I gave up. 

The book had so much potential in the beginning as Herbert starts to narrate his life from the unique perspective of being over 130 years old. He introduces himself as a con man and I thought that this would lead to a very interesting recollection of his life.

However, once he got into his life I didn't find it all that interesting and I kept waiting. Apparently he was not enough of a charlatan as I wanted. He seemed to me like a desperate man just trying to keep two kids stable in the Depression in Australia.

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