A Fraction of the Whole

A Fraction of the Whole

Book - 2008
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Martin Dean spent his entire life analyzing absolutely everything, from the benefits of suicide to the virtues of strip clubs versus brothels. Now that he's dead, his son Jasper can fully reflect on the man who raised him in intellectual captivity. As he recollects the extraordinary events that led to his father's demise, Jasper recounts a boyhood of outrageous schemes and shocking discoveries.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Bond Street Books, c2008.
ISBN: 9780385665551
9780385665544
Characteristics: 530 p. ;,24 cm.

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schoolchum
Jul 27, 2017

Toltz's writing is brilliant and full of Australiaisms. The characters leap off the page with tenacity ready to tackle life's challenges. It kept me turning the pages all the night. Great Book!!

Smink Mar 25, 2013

I loved this book. Engrossing story told with a unique writing style. One of the pleasant surprises is the life philosophies weaved into the story. Highly recommend.

maryefarell Oct 30, 2012

I think this author is brilliant. Can't wait for his next book.

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LorrieChurch
Aug 03, 2012

Hilarious at first, talented writer & observer of behavior, but so long and tiresome.

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macierules
Dec 05, 2009

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 2008. This author has such a unique voice, and amazing wit. I loved it! Difficult to recommend to others, as it is so different.

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22950005506308
Dec 03, 2009

Confused, tedious and indigestible. Hard to believe it was shortlisted for the Booker. Funny, yes, in a black way, but it goes on relentlessly.

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