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The Glass Kingdom by Chris Flynn

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June–July 2014, no. 362
Wild Ride

The Glass Kingdom

by Chris Flynn

Text Publishing, $29.99 pb, 256 pp, 9781922147882

The Glass Kingdom by Chris Flynn

Reviewed by
June–July 2014, no. 362

With his first novel, Tiger in Eden (2012), Chris Flynn displayed an acute ear for the vernacular that was occasionally profane and equally poetic. This quality continues in his new novel, The Glass Kingdom, particularly through the central characters, Ben and Mikey. Both men are misfits of the first order. Ben, the older of the pair, runs a sideshow alley game, Target Ball, for a motley travelling carnival making its way through the backblocks of rural New South Wales, fleecing the locals and getting into the occasional bar-room brawl, all while running a relatively lucrative methamphetamine trade.

Wild Ride

The Glass Kingdom

by Chris Flynn

Text Publishing, $29.99 pb, 256 pp, 9781922147882

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  • Thanks for an enlightening review on what sounds like a wonderfully well-written book. Cheers.
    Posted by Ben Marshall
    Friday, 11 July 2014 09:08