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A Fraction of the Whole


Steve Toltz's A Fraction of the Whole is a riotously funny explosion of a novel shortlisted for the man booker prize 2008. From his prison cell, ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.500

Fun & Thought Provoking

by NatiB on Oct 30, 2008

I chose this book after it made the short list for the Booker Prize. Mr. Toltz's quirky characters each maintain a distinctive voice. While it sometimes feels like an exercise in voicing all the fringe devil's advocate arguments that thinking, curious people contemplate, Mr. Toltz puts it all into a ... More


Satirists Rejoice

by Bellona on Aug 5, 2008

Finally, someone has written the Australian equivalent of Thackeray?s Vanity Fair, a novel that satirises just about every aspect of Australian society, from the Western Suburbs of Sydney to the rarefied world of media moguls; from the cult of murderous folk heroes like Ned Kelly to the scandalous ... More

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