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Scoundrel Days: A Memoir by [Frazer, Brentley]
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Length: 288 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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Tom Sawyer on acid, a 21st-century On the Road, a Holden Caulfield for punks ... an extraordinary memoir of a wild adolescence, told in a compelling, poetic voice. In Scoundrel Days Brentley Frazer tells the story of his youth; wild, disillusioned, impassioned and desolate. Born into a Christian cult in outback Queensland, Frazer escapes through literature and poetry, drugs and violence, sex and alcohol; and his ensuing rejection of religion, authority and the 'way things are' leads to adventures, desperation and, just possibly, redemption. Beautifully written and urgently told, Scoundrel Days is a visceral, compelling assault on the senses. An at times brutal story articulated with a poet's sensibility, it portrays a walker of edges exploring the dark side while searching for the love essential to build a soul. 
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AN ASIDE: Frazer wrote Scoundrel Days using an obscure literary constraint known as English Prime. No tenses of the verb 'to be' (are, am, is, was, were, be, been, being and contractions) appear in the text.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1834 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: University of Queensland Press; 1 edition (27 February 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01NBRMSBY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,324 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Just like Hemingway's lean and athletic prose, Frazer's story tells a fast and furious tale. Impossible to put down, I loved every second like I lived it myself.
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By A Customer on 14 April 2017
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Terrific read, impressive and beautiful, poetic use of language.
Great way too to present a memoir, using prime English, groundbreaking
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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars 3 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars This guy knows how to use words 2 April 2017
By Ghost Snap - Published on Amazon.com
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Such an interesting story about the author's life. It sets a cracking pace and has incredible imagery. I was tense the entire time that I was reading this, worrying about our anti-hero's ultimate fate.

I was initially a bit hesitant about the fact that this is written in English prime. I wasn't familiar with what that was. But the writing style is really readable and positions you right in the story. I highly recommend this book.
5.0 out of 5 stars Just like Hemingway's lean and athletic prose 28 March 2017
By Kaeli Etheridge - Published on Amazon.com
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Just like Hemingway's lean and athletic prose, Frazer's story tells a fast and furious tale. Impossible to put down, I loved every second like I lived it myself.
5.0 out of 5 stars Best read so far for 2017 28 March 2017
By Carolyn McCosker - Published on Amazon.com
A fast and gripping read that will keep you glued to the page from beginning to end. At times confronting, always absorbing, the story charts the coming of age of a young man in Queensland in the days of Bjelke-Peterson. The story is remarkable for the insights it offers into the quest of a youth with the soul of a poet who grapples with the so-called truths of his elders, community and society. It is also fascinating for the vignettes it provides into outback Queensland with all its rawness and Brisbane before it became sexy and cosmopolitan.

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