Thursday, 13 August 2015

Book Notes: "Here's Luck" by Lennie Lower

Here's LuckHere's Luck by Lennie Lower

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Lenny Lower is an Australian version of a cross between Scott Fitzgerald and Jack Kerouac, but I found myself expecting a "boom-tish" at the end of the many of the dead-pan jokes. Written in the first person, this Depression-era novel is certainly literature, and despite creating an expectancy of slap-stick that never comes, I feel that if Fitzgerald and Kerouac collaborated on an episode of Dad and Dave, Here's Luck would be the result! Not sure why Lower's work is not used more often in Australian schools, and I was glad to find this gem after reading Max Cullens' autobiography, Tell 'Em Nothing, Take 'Em Nowhere".



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