The Ancient Guild of Tycoons
1994, UQP, St Lucia
Brucey Bird is an all-round celebrity and administrator of an island in the Pacific Ocean. His father was the original administrator of the island, which was claimed by the Empire Garbage Company as a refuse.
This book is impossible to describe, as evidenced by my poor explanation of the plot without trying to give too much away! I was reading this for a long time, but I did enjoy it. It's quirky and clever - there are parallels with Australian history if you can spot them, and its exploration of modern culture is stinging. It's far too complex to describe in full - I really recommend that people read it for themselves.
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