Trailer  The Marmalade Files PDF by ¶ Steve Lewis

Trailer  The Marmalade Files PDF by ¶ Steve Lewis The Marmalade Files is a political thriller set in Canberra and written by two well known political journalists Steve Lewis and Chris Uhlmann Steve Lewis and Chris Uhlmann introduces the readers of The Marmalade Files to Harry Dunkley, a political reporter in Canberra The readers of Marmalade Files will follow Harry Dunkley quest to find the story of the year which ended in a surprising twist Also, the readers Marmalade Files would like or dislike the portrayal of one the characters who suffered a rare stroke called locked in syndrome However, the readers will learn about locked in syndrome and the way that you take care and support suffers Marmalade Files also allows the readers to have insight into the political shenanigans and scandals of politics I recommend this book.
Book 1 of the Harry Dunkley trilogy developed into Since the election of Kevin Rudd it s often refrained about national politics that you couldn t make this shit up but it turns out you can as Chris Uhlmann and Steve Lewis demonstrate with their laugh out loud novel The Marmalade Files Part thriller but mostly satire, Marmalade Files is a deliciously fun look at Australian politics and the characters of Canberra Marmalade s protagonists are easily identifiable caricatures of current political figures The dumped Prime Minister now Foreign Minister is rendered speechless after collapsing from a stroke during one her of many live and unnecessary media appearances, finds comfort in tweeting and hosting from her hospital bed, a live broadcast of a commercial tv breakfast presented by Australia s best m

The pros Interesting if somewhat depressing insights into Canberra politics politicians.
The cons Badly written Long swathes of Murdoch tabloid style rants against the left, the Greens, armchair activism, inner city elites, etc Very obvious thinly veiled use of real people as the basis for most of the characters left me wondering if this so called work of fiction was an attempt to expose accusations they did not have the proof to publish as journalism Or did they simply lack the imagination to create new unique characters Conclusion An unconvincing, long winded foray into fiction by two long term journalists.
I loved this book If you live in Canberra and are an inside the beltway person like me, and work the odd 80 hour week, it s the perfect book I chuckled and giggled all the way through it It is so irreverent I can t believe that it ever got through the defamation lawyers The story is a light political thriller set in Canberra in 2011, among a government which scarily resembles the current one I particularly loved the jabs at the Greens and at the lobby group GetSet And of course the entire character of maniacal Foreign Minister Catriona Bailey who emerges from a coma conscious, but trapped in an immovable body, and learns to tweet by BLINKING is so close to the bone it s almost painful to read and hilarious at the same time As I wanted to love this book And I did love some of it I loved that the first couple of pages had the phone number that popped up on my phone every time Dad called me from work, as someone was calling the protagonist from his Department That the protagonist drove down the foggy dirt road along LBG that I pass every morning on the way to work That he goes and gets his hangover coffee from the cafe I used to deliver bread to at my old job at uni and hated the people That he has a secret meeting in a dingy, dated cafe in Manuka, which I used to frequent at 18 as I loved the dingy, dated atmosphere That the fancy dinner was at the restuarant that Lexx and I had our first fancy dinner date at That another character takes walks through Telopa Park all the time to Awful The agent that persuaded the publisher to take these Murdoch Thugs on is a genius and deserves every penny they earned The cover is pretty good and it s well edited but that s it The blurb oversold it It s not the same These journos had a dig at everyone and everything Yet it was just lame, zero wit Not funny at all It s basically a first draft of a rehash of the year 2007 to 2012 in Canberra but fictionalised Very unoriginal and lazy If it wasn t for the good editing and cover it d be 1 star It s that bad There were so many mistakes in logic and fact that these two mugs ought to be ashamed of themselves No one knows this Steve Lewis punk, but Chris Uhlmann is somehow on TV but his reputation has collapsed in my view Steve Lewis had no reputation to begin with so there is nowhere for it to go except underground perhaps When Seasoned Newshound Harry Dunkley Is Slipped A Compromising Photograph One Frosty Canberra Dawn He Knows He S Onto Something Big In Pursuit Of The Scoop, Dunkley Must Negotiate The Deadly Corridors Of Power Where The Minority Toohey Government Hangs By A Thread Its Stricken Foreign Minister On Life Support, Her Heart Maintained By A Single Thought RevengeRabid Rottweilers Prowl In The Guise Of Opposition Senators, Union Thugs Wage Class Warfare, TV Anchors Simper And Fawn And Loyalty And Decency Have Long Since Given Way To Compromise And TreacheryFrom The Teahouses Of Beijing To The Beaches Of Bali, From The Marbled Halls Of Washington To The Basements Of The Bureaucracy, Dunkley S Quest Takes Him Ever Closer To The Truth And Ever Deeper Into A Lethal Political GameAward Winning Journalists Steve Lewis Of News Ltd And Chris Uhlmann From The ABC Combine Forces In This Arresting Novel That Proves Fiction Is Stranger Than Fact One of the biggest problems with the blanding out of Australian Federal politics and society is that Political Satire seems to have disappeared around the back, probably mugged by some idiot with a bias obsession Well that is until The Marmalade Files where I cannot begin to tell you how excited I was to finally find something to laugh about coming out of Canberra In an amused way, not that panicked titter that escapes when you realise that the idiot on the telly who just said what they said may actually be believed by someone out there As a political junkie I will admit to being somewhat predisposed to love The Marmalade Files simply because of some of the opening cracks It really didn t hurt that it s obviously fact wrapped up in fiction, with the names c Really enjoyable Australian satirical political thriller by a couple of political journalists Fascinating look at the Aussie federal system, and frequently laugh out loud funny Illustrates that in politics the picture is the same, even though the frame is different It is the source for the Aussie TV series Secret City.

Steve Lewis has been reporting politics in Canberra since 1992 and has survived the near collapse of the Fairfax media group, three Prime Ministers, Mark Latham and a career switch from The Financial Review to the News Ltd tabloids.