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The Adversary
The Adversary | Ronnie Scott
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I was an agent of Dan, a captive of his, really. I went where he wanted me, and did as he wanted, and for a long time, in this way, I was happy. Its been a long winter in a creaky house in Brunswick, where a young man has devoted himself to recreational showers, staring at his phone, and speculating on the activities of his best friend and housemate, Dan. But now summer is coming, and Dan has found a boyfriend and a job, so the young man is being pushed out into the world, in search of friendship and love. The Adversary is a sticky summer novel about young people exploring their sexuality and their sociability, where everything smells like sunscreen and tastes like beer, but affections and alliances have consequences. It asks what kinds of stories are possible or desirable for which kinds of friendships, and what happens when you follow those stories to their natural conclusions.
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CarolynM
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This elegantly written story of a the tangled relationships and failures of communication among a group of young gay men over a hot summer made me feel very old. I really didn't have a lot of sympathy for the gormless narrator, or the posturing of his best friend. I did enjoy the local references (this book is practically drowning in them @BarbaraBB ) and the vegemite joke. #Bookspin

JennyM I found the snark funny in parts. They tired me out though with all their going‘s on 😂 2y
CarolynM @JennyM Yes, tired out! Who could be bothered with all that to-ing and fro-ing? I felt quite sorry for Richmond man in the end. At least he seemed sure about what he wanted. 2y
LeeRHarry Sounds good 😊 2y
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TheAromaofBooks Great review!! 2y
CarolynM @BarbaraBB This one has a huge number of locations that are very local to me. Streets and places that I know very well! 2y
CarolynM Correcting my forgetting of the tag #ozfiction 2y
BarbaraBB That sounds really #thinklocal! 2y
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Freespirit It's knitting weather here...☔️💨❄️ 2y
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