Monday, 15 October 2012

Amazing Reviews by Jessica B.



Thought you’d like to see these amazing reviews by Jessica B of @BooksATrueStory

1. On Twitter to squillions of followers:
Just finished Budgie Smugglers by @urban_hunters . It was AWESOME. Norm eating liver had my sides splitting :) Well done.

2. On Twitter again:
@urban_hunters Reading Budgie Smugglers right now. LOVE the glossary. Makes it so fun to read. Wish Harry Potter had done the same thing!

3. Posted on GoodReads
I loved the glossary in this book. I know that sounds weird, but let me explain. Gary talks about how there's a "rule" in writing that you shouldn't use colloquialisms and you should change the spelling to suit whatever country you're selling it in. Gary says the heck with that because he thinks readers are smart - give them a glossary so they can learn and be entertained. I agree 100% (why didn't Harry Potter do this!) The Australian flavor of this book is immensely entertaining. As a non-Australian, It's pretty easy to follow the slang throughout the story.

This episode was just as laugh out loud funny as the other books. The whole book was charming yet brutally honest and raw at the same time. The contrast between the two is so interesting. Like Billy talking about eating kangaroo pups and Amber being horrified by it. Then Billy explained it was to keep his grandfather fat so he can stay warm. See! They ate baby kangaroos and it's disturbing and cute at the same time. And there were just enough gross-out scenes to make you squeal. Billy roasting a cat in a straight-forward way made me squirm. It was awesome. No way would I ever want to see Billy cook something, but I love reading about it in all it's gory detailed glory. Billy slowly learning about girls and falling in love for the first time in his innocent way was just plain adorable. I can't get enough of these characters and their adventures.
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