One night out stealing two small-time hoods chance upon the home of a wealthy Wellington lawyer... The ensuing events unfold with stark brutality amidst a seldom-seen New Zealand cityscape of littered streets reflected in rain puddles and crowded speeding highways and noisy smoke-filled bars, a world of inarticulate turmoil....
|Title||:||one night out stealing|
|Number of Pages||:||184 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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one night out stealing Reviews
I difficult book to read, can be violent in a way that Duff seems to do so well - realistically. I read this whilst living in Wellington where most of the book is set, so enjoyed the local references.
This is a difficult read. Both the violent and brutal content and also the style and format of the prose. There is no doubt that Alan Duff seeks to shock and because he is a skilled writer, he has done this brilliantly. However, if you read for pleasure, steer clear. This novel leaves a very nasty taste in the mouth and wipes away New Zealand's benign image of a green and pleasant land.
I found this to be quite brilliant in its rather simplistic albeit solid and believable plot. Vivid characters and violence. Puts you in the mind of both criminal and survivalist who longs for a better present. Bringing their mentality and morals to the forefront to give you a true representation of how these types of people can rationalize their often negative actions.Syntax is.. sometimes confusing. Often unable to distinguish who is talking at any given time or whether it was just a description or thought, HOWEVER, this style of writing is purposeful in the way that it recreates the type of characters, theme and story and of course, the way our language (kiwi) is spoken (broken up, cut-short slang).Would recommend to people wanting to get an inside view of how less-fortunate Kiwis can act and think or who just loves a #goodread.
Unexpected but totally believable ending.
New Zealand Noir.