The Marmalade Files by Steve Lewis and Chris Uhlmann

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November 2012, no. 346

The Marmalade Files by Steve Lewis and Chris Uhlmann

Reviewed by
November 2012, no. 346

The Marmalade Files is a novel by Canberra press gallery veterans Steve Lewis and Chris Uhlmann. Set in 2011, it is a fast-paced political thriller with decidedly modest ambitions. Probably intended as a thriller or a light-hearted romp through Canberra’s back rooms, The Marmalade Files fails on both counts. It is a sort of bastard potboiler, weirdly confused in its intentions and shackled by an authorial voice that amounts to little more than a patina of hackneyed stereotypes.

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