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FREE PDF ☆ BOOK The Marmalade Files Í STEVE LEWIS ✓ [Download] ➹ The Marmalade Files ➾ Steve Lewis – Gwairsoft.co.uk When seasoned newshound Harry Dunkley is slipped a compromising photograph one frosty Canberra dawn he knows he's onto something big In pursuit of the scoop Dunkley must negotiateWhen seasoned newshound Harry Dunkley is slipped a compromising photograph one frosty Canberra dawn he knows he's onto something big In pursuit of the scoop Dunkley must negotiate the deadly corridors of power where the minority Toohey Government hangs by a thread – its stricken Foreign Minister on life support The GoodThis is an intriguing story with some very interesting characters Bonus points from me because this is close to home Set mostly in Australia’s capital about Australian public figures and public servants this political thriller had the tang of authenticityThe BadThe prose isn’t very good It is infused with cliché and melodrama and it got in the way of me being able to feel the feels for myself This might be a dumb place to make a comparison but I am currently also reading The Call of the Wild and it is incredibly well written despite being obviously dated My heart is breaking for that protagonist and I am well inside his head Or maybe I just like dogs better than journalists and politicians'Friends' character the protagonist is most likeHarry is cynical and opinionated but deep down a good bloke like Chandler

The Marmalade FilesWhen seasoned newshound Harry Dunkley is slipped a compromising photograph one frosty Canberra dawn he knows he's onto something big In pursuit of the scoop Dunkley must negotiate the deadly corridors of power where the minority Toohey Government hangs by a thread – its stricken Foreign Minister on life support The GoodThis is an intriguing story with some very interesting characters Bonus points from me because this is close to home Set mostly in Australia’s capital about Australian public figures and public servants this political thriller had the tang of authenticityThe BadThe prose isn’t very good It is infused with cliché and melodrama and it got in the way of me being able to feel the feels for myself This might be a dumb place to make a comparison but I am currently also reading The Call of the Wild and it is incredibly well written despite being obviously dated My heart is breaking for that protagonist and I am well inside his head Or maybe I just like dogs better than journalists and politicians'Friends' character the protagonist is most likeHarry is cynical and opinionated but deep down a good bloke like Chandler

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The Marmalade Files ✓ Halls of Washington to the basements of the bureaucracy Dunkley's uest takes him ever closer to the truth – and ever deeper into a lethal political gameAward winning journalists Steve Lewis of News Ltd and Chris Uhlmann from the ABC combine forces in this arresting novel that proves fiction is stranger than fac One of the biggest problems with the blanding out of Australian Federal politics and society is that Political Satire seems to have disappeared around the back probably mugged by some idiot with a bias obsession Well that is until THE MARMALADE FILES where I cannot begin to tell you how excited I was to finally find something to laugh about coming out of Canberra In an amused way not that panicked titter that escapes when you realise that the idiot on the telly who just said what they said may actually be believed by someone out there As a political junkie I will admit to being somewhat predisposed to love THE MARMALADE FILES simply because of some of the opening cracks It really didn't hurt that it's obviously fact wrapped up in fiction with the names changed to protect the innocent for the nanosecond it takes for you to replace the fictional name with the true life name Well it didn't hurt until there were aspects of the plot that got a bit too real too feasible for comfort mind you What with a dumped Prime Minister Foreign Minister with a control fetish right down to refusing to die when everything physical had shut down A Defence Minister in bucket loads of trouble over his relationship with a Chinese Spy And a Liberal Leader well entangled in a Finance Department plot to down the Prime Minister There are other characters who are so magnificently real that you just know somewhere deep in the bowels of Canberra Society there are some press secretaries and intelligence analysts that aren't going to be buying Uhlmann and Lewis a drink anytime soon then again maybe it's a badge of honour to get a gig in a book like this It should be It's hilariousWhilst THE MARMALADE FILES is definitely on the satire side than a straight forward thriller it sets a cracking pace You have to wonder whether the authors have gotten themselves caught in the 24 hour media vortex and simply can't let go Regardless of how or why or what the book is this was a fantastic read although I think those who are less interested in politics as a spectator sport might not see the glorious wonder of some of the in jokes and references Now whenever anything no matter how normal or how odd occurs in Canberra's political halls all I'm going to be wondering is how these two are going to spin that into the next book EPUB á The Marmalade Files ò Steve Lewis

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Steve Lewis ò The Marmalade Files EPUB Her heart maintained by a single thought RevengeRabid Rottweilers prowl in the guise of Opposition senators union thugs wage class warfare TV anchors simper and fawn and loyalty and decency have long since given way to compromise and treacheryFrom the teahouses of Beijing to the beaches of Bali from the marbled I wanted to love this book And I did love some of it I loved that the first couple of pages had the phone number that popped up on my phone every time Dad called me from work as someone was calling the protagonist from his Department That the protagonist drove down the foggy dirt road along LBG that I pass every morning on the way to work That he goes and gets his hangover coffee from the cafe I used to deliver bread to at my old job at uni and hated the people That he has a secret meeting in a dingy dated cafe in Manuka which I used to freuent at 18 as I loved the dingy dated atmosphere That the fancy dinner was at the restuarant that Lexx and I had our first fancy dinner date at That another character takes walks through Telopa Park all the time to clear her head People stay in the hotel in Deakin that as 8 years old I did my first and only fashion parade modelling inPretty much if you live in Canberra then you should read this book It's full of shoutouts and places you would recognise Pretty much it makes you feel how people in Sydney and Melbourne must feel all the time but as we are often ignored although this book does make me wonder why there is so much potential for dodgy and mysterious things to happen here this is excitingAnd the journalistic and investigative parts of this book are wonderful The digging and intrigue and the mystery itself I actually really liked It had potentialHOWEVER then we hit the politics And this is where the book lost me Not because I didn't understand it it's because I understood it too much I got the shits with reading a character thinking Oh that's Kevin Rudd but a female That's Malcolm Turnbull but female That's Julia Gillard but male That's Tony Abbott but female That's Bill Shorten That's Sam Dastyari That's my friend I get that these guys write about politics all the time and have some incredible characters they deal with every day But don't write such blatant rip offs of real people Mix it up a bit Okay so one ends up in a coma that didn't happen But THAT'S THE ONLY THING Seriously new material people As an aside as the only thing they did to make most of these people 'non identifiable' was to change their gender apparently Australia has the highest representation of women in parliament in the world if this book it to believed Yeah bugger off The whole political thing was just so predictable and unbelievableI actually stumbled upon this book on a weird website I can't find any about murder mysteries set in Australia by towns I had never heard of it before And then the seuel came out and there was so much publicity about that I assume this is where it gets better And I think this must be were most of the story from Secret City comes from which makes sense now I looked the character list I have that on my shelf and will read it I hope it fills the place that this book opened up but never really filled Also people write stuff in Canberra We're a gold mine