The Bukowski-inspired first novel that made McGahan a cult bestseller Down Under, "Praise" is urgent, raw, and piercingly truthful, as it explores the ground between dreams and the self-destruction of an entire generation. A sequel to McGahan's "1988".
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MiaCulpa - LibraryThing
Having known the woman the lead female character is based on, I could not but read "Praise". The rambling story focusses on an unemployed man drinking and taking drugs while living in a particularly ... Read full review
PRAISEUser Review - Kirkus
Nothing life-affirming here—this prize-winning Australian first novel, straightforward and effective, immerses us in the drugs, sex, and general ennui of slackers Down Under. Young Gordon, having ... Read full review