Man Bites Dog

Man Bites Dog When Satan a territorial Doberman pinscher winds up dead Steven a young mailman turns amateur detective in order to clear his name in this comic mystery novel Coping with something post colle

  • Title: Man Bites Dog
  • Author: Adam Ford
  • ISBN: 9781865086866
  • Page: 324
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Satan, a territorial Doberman pinscher, winds up dead, Steven, a young mailman, turns amateur detective in order to clear his name in this comic mystery novel Coping with 20 something, post college angst, he fumbles his way through his first love and his first career with the help of his Murder She Wrote addicted best friend, Gina The book also features original comWhen Satan, a territorial Doberman pinscher, winds up dead, Steven, a young mailman, turns amateur detective in order to clear his name in this comic mystery novel Coping with 20 something, post college angst, he fumbles his way through his first love and his first career with the help of his Murder She Wrote addicted best friend, Gina The book also features original comic strip art by the author interspersed throughout the text.

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    1. This novel was both thoroughly enjoyable and somewhat disappointing.Backstory: I discovered Adam Ford when I was about fourteen. He wrote these short and sweet free verse poems that I loved (seeNot Quite the Man for the Job). He also makes zines and comics and edits Going Down Swinging and generally does a lot of stuff to support the local grassroots lit community. I loved that, too; loved that he used to live with Alicia Sometimes (another stalwart of the Melbourne poetry scene, she hosts the s [...]

    2. I picked this up needing something to read while having a not-very-well night in bed - and it was a nice run down memory lane to the mid noughties when everyone I knew sat around drinking beer on couches in pubs listening to poetry and had their own zines.Lots of zines.Wonder what happened to zines?Anyhoo, this is part of the oeuvre of Australian books I've always had a sweet spot for - the 20 something guy not really sure of his life direction with a ho-hum job, much cooler friend and whimsical [...]

    3. This book was totally ridiculous and totally fun. It is kind of a coming of age story but not really. Steven is a not-exactly focused young 22 year old mailman in Australia who writes a comic about kid versions of a few Hindu gods for his BF zine and maybe to self publish his own little book, hangs out at open mike nights for Poets at bars, goes around town with his best friend giving out grammar warnings to businesses with poorly worded signs and has a bit of a romance going with a slightly old [...]

    4. Enjoyable comic tale about a postie falsely accused of the death of his nemesis, Satan the Doberman, commencing a Murder, She Wrote inspired investigation with his best friend, and getting his life together in the process.While it won't teach you anything meaningful about life or change the way you think about something, and there's never any danger of it taking wholly unexpected turns, it's charmingly told and Steve (the postie) and his friends are pleasant and funny company. An excellent book [...]

    5. Picked this up as a random book that caught my eye in the library and seemed interesting enough. Was a fun read, but was over almost as soon as i started it, the characters seem very real and I enjoyed the quirkiness of their interactions and quests. Not entirely unsatisfying but not a book i will probably remember after a few weeks

    6. An amusing read. I especially liked the grammar manifesto, something which I may have to try. The protagonist is a whiny little boy in the beginning, but that's the point. A coming of age novel, for twenty-somethings.

    7. funny, with good narration too. i look for ford in the web and love his poetry that instant. underrated australian book.

    8. a cool book that made me smile. very melbourne heavy. i love that it has cartoons in it. i bought it from the opshop in hurstbridge for $2. i was really inspired by this book.

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