Can’t remember the last time I read anything this gritty and compelling. Frazer doesn’t write like an angel. He writes like a demon. Scoundrel Days is one of the finest Australian works in years.
Brett Dâ??Arcy, winner of WA Premierâ??s Book Award for Mindless Ferocity of Sharks
With a poet’s eye for locating the marvellous within the commonplace and a novelist’s ear for the nuances and rhythms of natural speech, Brentley Frazer has crafted a unique narrative from the myths and rumours of life and a wild imagination. Scoundrel Days is fiercely original, inspirational, and will no doubt find a wide, varied readership.
An artist’s true journey from blindness (or, what we call youth) into glimmerings of sight (coming of age). The writing is wonderful, and the writer lives in the tradition of the Beats, yet has managed to create something new through his use of the E-prime constraint.
Dr Venero Armanno, author of Black Mountain and The Dirty Beat
February 27, 2017
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