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Shane Maloney

Autor(a) de Stiff

13+ Works 911 Membros 38 Reviews 16 Favorited

About the Author

Includes the name: Shane Maloney

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Séries

Obras de Shane Maloney

Stiff (1994) 186 cópias
The Brush-Off (1996) 180 cópias
Nice Try (1998) 133 cópias
Something Fishy (2002) 125 cópias
The Big Ask (2000) 122 cópias
Sucked In (2007) 95 cópias
Australian encounters (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
The Brush-Off [2004 film] (2006) — Writer — 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Tears of Autumn (1974) — Introdução, algumas edições526 cópias
The Best Australian Essays: A Ten-Year Collection (2011) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
The Best Australian Essays 2010 (2010) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
The Best Australian Stories 2007 (2007) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
Seams of Light: Best Antipodean Essays (1998) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1953
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
Australia
Local de nascimento
Hamilton, Victoria, Australia
Locais de residência
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Educação
Australian National University
Ocupação
novelist

Membros

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Maloney's wit really accords with my sense of humour. It helps that this novel is about a political hack in Melbourne, navigating the city's arts scene. As a political hack in Melbourne who spent my entire 20s in the city's arts scene, it hits rather close to home; there are even sequences that take place in conference rooms in which I whiled away countless hours, and on balconies from which I have imbibed far too often. Great fun.
 
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therebelprince | outras 4 resenhas | Apr 21, 2024 |
A deeply biased four stars. Murray for PM.
 
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therebelprince | outras 3 resenhas | Apr 21, 2024 |
Deeply enjoyable Aussie crime novel; a high 4 stars.

I had never previously read Shane Maloney, and that was clearly to my discredit! Murray Whelan, a down-on-his-luck State political fixer finds himself caught up in political, personal, and criminal drama when he finds himself investigating a corruption case that involves at least one dead body.

I've never been a big fan of "hard-boiled" crime novels. Perhaps because I grew up on the golden-age cosy crimes of Christie, or perhaps because of negative early experiences (cf the Claudia Valentine books). But it's fair to say the wit and pace of Maloney's writing has drawn me back to this world. Or perhaps it's that I'm now a Melbourne-based political worker with a useless personal life and a sense for the macabre? Maybe Murray Whelan is my spirit animal. Here, Murray attends his local branch meeting, and this experience hasn't changed in twenty years (will it ever?):

"Thirteen attendances and fifteen apologies out of sixty-seven members on the books. It was the usual crowd - true believers, unreconstructed Whitlamites, reliable booth captains, handers out of how-to-vote cards, knife-sharpeners, has-beens and wannabees. Laurie's son Barry, a forty-seven-year-old bachelor draftsman at the State Electricity Commission took the minutes on a concertina pile of computer paper salvaged from the SEC recycle bin."

Good times.
… (mais)
 
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therebelprince | outras 10 resenhas | Apr 21, 2024 |
A light but pleasant end to this classic Aussie detective series. For those of us whose key interests are politics, history, Australian life, and perpetual sarcasm, Maloney was one of the best.

Around the year 2010, Maloney indicated that he was working on a seventh and final Murray Whelan novel. Alas, the trail went cold; it has never appeared. I recently emailed Maloney and he was kind enough to reply. Although I won't share his correspondence, it does sound as if Murray has grimaced his last. Like the real Australian Labor Party of which he is such a loyal member, his glory days are far behind him.… (mais)
 
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therebelprince | outras 7 resenhas | Apr 21, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
13
Also by
5
Membros
911
Popularidade
#28,149
Avaliação
3.8
Resenhas
38
ISBNs
86
Idiomas
3
Favorito
16

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