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Challenge Fast paced Australian political fiction Challenge unfolds over three days in an atmosphere of treachery and deceit amid a looming federal leadership challenge Opposition leader Daniel Slattery is a

  • Title: Challenge
  • Author: Paul Daley
  • ISBN: 9780522858631
  • Page: 442
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fast paced Australian political fiction, Challenge unfolds over three days in an atmosphere of treachery and deceit, amid a looming federal leadership challenge.Opposition leader Daniel Slattery is a former sporting hero from the wrong side of the tracks, politically principled and courageous, but also personally unhinged and highly volatile He is determined to stand theFast paced Australian political fiction, Challenge unfolds over three days in an atmosphere of treachery and deceit, amid a looming federal leadership challenge.Opposition leader Daniel Slattery is a former sporting hero from the wrong side of the tracks, politically principled and courageous, but also personally unhinged and highly volatile He is determined to stand the political moral high ground while fighting for his job and a rearguard action against the phantoms of his dark past Who is working to trash his reputation and derail his one tilt at the prime ministership Is it real or just demons inside his head Blistering and blackly comic, Challenge puts us into the shoes of a man whose life is slipping away as he confronts the abyss of modern Australian politics.

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    1. texbsquared on said:

      This boo was unlike anything I've really ever read before. Solid 4.5 stars. I have to say, the lack of talking marks drove me mental, but once I got used to it, mostly, it wasn't quite as infuriating. The story was well worth soldiering through the lack of them. Dark and cutting are usually fluff words publishers use to sell the book, but they actually apply here. This book all felt a little bit surreal, but totally grounded in reality at the same time. The thinly-veiled disguise of former Labor [...]

    2. Mark on said:

      This is a brilliant political thriller, set in Canberra, around a leadership challenge to the opposition leader. As his enemies and supporters surround him and his past catches up with him, the story becomes one rich in intrigue and drama. As a follower of Australian politics and a former resident of Canberra, so much of this story resonated with me and I saw analogies with real people and real situations emerging. A riveting read and an addictive page turner. It had me hooked into the wee hours [...]

    3. Frances Watts on said:

      What a cracker! Fast, furious, funny (frightening!), a great novel for political junkies, full of guts and glory. (Possibly the funniest and fiercest political novel I've read since Andrew McGahan's Underground.)I loved it.

    4. Karen on said:

      In an interview from the Sydney Morning Herald with author Paul Daley, he describes the character of Daniel Slattery from CHALLENGE as :“a “cross between Mark Latham and Holden Caulfield”. “He's a misogynist, idealist, class warrior and economic rationalist, but he's principled," says Daley. "He cares about minorities including indigenous Australians and the poor. He has a fascination and old-fashioned respect for women, lives his political life as an allegory of sorts and likes to use h [...]

    5. Steve Coates on said:

      I really enjoyed this feisty behind the scenes Aussie political thriller. Daley offers an insider's view of Canberra, the craziness of party machines, the daily news cycle and the chaos and insanity of leadership battles. Much fun to be had picking who the different fictional politicians are based on and 100 extra points for the takedown of Australia's obsession with reality tv cooking shows.

    6. Ann Graham on said:

      Didn't get into this book. Too jargonistic and political for me. Might have gotten better but didn't want to waste my time when I wasn't interested

    7. Erinne on said:

      The book was okay. It didn't capture my attention like some others, but overall it was a good story.

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