Read: September 2006
You can see what Peter Carey is trying to say here – the struggle for Australian stars to crack the international scene – but for me he does not quite pull it off. This is the story of Michael Boone, aka Butcher Bones, and his struggle to be taken seriously on the world stage. It is also the story of his ‘broken’ brother Hugh, and his adventure with the world. While this has a good mystery plot set in the corrupt world of international art dealing, it never seems to go further that that. I was hoping for more from my first foray into Peter Carey. Read this, enjoy this, but do not expect it to live long in the memory.
4 out of 10