Quicksand

  • by Steve Toltz
  • Narrated by Joel Davey
  • 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dazzling, hilarious, disturbing and utterly unforgettable new novel from the author of the Man Booker-shortlisted A Fraction of the Whole.
Intensely moving, darkly funny and hugely entertaining, Quicksand focuses on the multifaceted dynamics between the protagonists Aldo and Liam: lifelong friends, criminal and police officer, muse and writer. As well as being a compulsively funny work, Quicksand also offers its reader a profound exploration of fate, suffering and resilience; a gruelling yet illuminating depiction of physical disability; and a subversive portrait of 21st-century society in all its hypocrisy and absurdity.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Laughed, cried, wished I could quote every line

What made the experience of listening to Quicksand the most enjoyable?

Narration was wonderful, every line poetically crafted and super funny. Weird characters that you fall in love with completely.


What other book might you compare Quicksand to, and why?

Early Chuck Palahniuk and Bret Easton Ellis. Pitch black themes told with even darker humour.


Have you listened to any of Joel Davey’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No but I will, he is a fantastic narrator. Made me want an Australian accent


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Aldo's talk with 'God'


Any additional comments?

I loved this from the first sentence, can't recommend it enough

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- auspices

If you think you're having a bad run of luck...

Observations on life from it's underbelly.
Witty, funny, tragic and unsettling; but never predictable! Grips the reader in a way that is uncomfortable and at the same time intriguing.
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- Michael Dullaghan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-05-2015
  • Publisher: Sceptre