A Novel

Book - 2015
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Liam, a policeman and aspiring author, looks for inspiration to his best friend, Aldo, a hapless criminal with a knack for misfortunes who is trying to win back his ex-wife.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781476797823
Branch Call Number: FIC TOLTZ, STEVE
Characteristics: 359 pages ; 25 cm


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Feb 03, 2018

Toltz's work Quicksand has the same narrative style that draws together his previous work A Fraction of the Whole, mainly off beat characters with rich layers of language that reference to a wide range of topics. I found myself skimming back over the work at times to track down the references and musing on the way he weaves literary tales. His theme of following the down and out is followed again in this book and I found myself cheering for the outcast, laughing at the same time. At times a bit long winded, but when it finally winds down to the end the book shows you a reason for all the burps, farts, hiccups, pain and suffering that the main character goes through.


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