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Sex and swill and a nightmare from which there is no escape 'Douglas Kennedy might never be allowed into Australia again This is a crazy compulsive ultimately serious thriller and a bravura fictional debut from one of our best travel writers' Philip Kerr. I love Douglas Kennedy I ve read just about everything he s published but though I enjoyed this one it was definitely not his best The story is set in Australia it starts in Darwin where I have been It describes it well and the journalist protagonist sets out in a van painted in green camouflage on an adventure to discover the red heart of Australia But he meets a strange woman and everything changes I liked the creepiness of the book the strange characters and the descriptions were accurate But I just felt it fell flat at the end Nevertheless I did finish it

REVIEW The Dead Heart

The Dead Heart

Route to another dead end hack job in Akron Ohio Seduced by all that wilderness all that NOTHING Nick decides to put his midlife crisis on hold and light out to the ultimate nowheresville where a chance encounter throws him into a sun baked orgy of surf. This novelette length story is Douglas Kennedy s debut Just as in The Big Picture the protagonist is a middle aged man stuck in a rut However this character is very different from succesful family man Ben Bradford in The Big Picture Instead he is a commitment phobic journalist who drifts through life never holding down a job for than a few years never doing anything One day midlife crisis strikes hard and he flies to Australia But not Sydney or Melbourne Darwin His plan is to buy a car and drive to Perth A great adventure On his way he runs into a girl named Angie After a few nights of drunken debauchery she kidnaps him and takes him to a crazy commune in the desert A place that it literally off the map He is a prisoner in all but name in a nightmare of a town with nightmare inhabitants who think nothing of beating him to a pulp if he doesn t show the right attitudeDouglas Kennedy writes very well but his angst filled middle aged men aren t the thing to fill me with any great desire to pick up of his books They are a bit pathetic in that way most people are afraid they will turn out to be The moral of sorts is to do something with your life before you end up a prisoner of that life In the book the protagonist is an actual physical prisoner as opposed to the commonplace metaphorical one but the lesson holds true nevertheless I did enjoy this book It is rather short but then it doesn t need to be longer Any extension would just be filler It neatly says its piece and then is done It is very funny at times in a tragicomical fashion Kennedy s sense of irony is razor sharp However this humor is neatly balanced by the tragic situation our hero finds himself in Sure he s a bit of a loser but no one deserves what he goes throughhttpwwwbooksrosbochnetp878

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That dumbshit map I'd been seduced by it Seduced by its possibilities That map had brought me here That map had been a serious mistake' The map in uestion is of Australia stumbled across in a second hand bookshop by American journalist Nick Hawthorne en. This is one of my favourite books It has the perfect balance of drama and deliciously dark humour which at times is shocking but made me laugh out loud nonetheless you will not be able to put it down I couldn t If you haven t read this book do You won t be disappointed


10 thoughts on “The Dead Heart

  1. says:

    This is one of my favourite books It has the perfect balance of drama and deliciously dark humour which at times is shocking but made me laugh out loud nonetheless you will not be able to put it down I couldn't If you haven't read t

  2. says:

    Don’t be fooled by the cheesy romantic looking cover on Douglas Kennedy’s debut novel The Dead Heart for this is a tale that is as shocking as it is terrifyingSet in the Australian outback and narrated in the first person by an American tourist it’s a bit like the bastard love child of Kenneth Cook’s Wa

  3. says:

    As an Australian reading this book I have to warn you that not all Australians or the country are like this this is the outback where it can be a world it its own This is another great book by Kennedy this time demonstrating the physical entrapment of a middle aged journalist caught in a rut trying to escape life actually being caught in something far far worse Enjoy

  4. says:

    AwfulIf this would have been the first novel by Douglas Kennedy I've ever read I wouldn't have read another one The Big Picture was my firstBut it was his debut novel and fortunately he developed into an excellent writer from The Big Picture onI cannot understand why it received so many 4 and 5 star reviewsDon't waste yo

  5. says:

    We first meet Nick Hawthorne in a Darwin bar As a stripper offers contorted perspectives on what Australia has to offer our hero from Maine meets a fellow countryman from Detroit intent on doing to Asia what America does to most places Personal opinions eh? Nick has some of those He has a personal approach to life but feels he gets little out

  6. says:

    This novelette length story is Douglas Kennedy’s debut Just as in The Big Picture the protagonist is a middle aged man stuck in a rut However this character is very different from succesful family man Ben Bradford in The Big Pictur

  7. says:

    This was Douglas Kennedy's first novel I believe He had previously been a travel writer and it appears that he was making the transition from

  8. says:

    What?What did I just read?WTF?These were the thoughts that ran through my head when I read this book My mother on a visit from Aus had the tattered paperback in her suitcase and I snatched it up as bookworms doHoly hell I will never look at my mother the same way again In a Jerry Springer meets Kangaroo Jack this short book had me in stitches Hillbillies Aussie style not a pretty pictureI wouldn't recommend it if you are looking for a deep

  9. says:

    I love Douglas Kennedy I've read just about everything he's published but though I enjoyed this one it was defin

  10. says:

    Loved it It was a brilliant read; written superbly and carrying a fantastic storyline that included just enough humour to balance out the uite terrifying side of the book Some parts were really rather gruesome but

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