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Predicament Paperback – 30 Oct 1986

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  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books (NZ); New edition edition (30 Oct. 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140088415
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140088410
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.5 x 12.7 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,085,772 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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the best of Morrieson 18 Nov. 2012
By Paul Rooney - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Young 15 year old Cedric lives in a small New Zealand town with his grandmother and mad father. During the holidays he meets up with 19 year old Mervyn who is very sophisticated in the ways of the world and criminal activity.

Before long Cedric realises that Mervyn is no good but because he is already involved in a blackmail scheme with him he has to appear to go along.

We have a wonderful story ,great story telling, with murder and lots of humanity.

I've read three of Morriesons novels and they are all fantastic. This is the best of them in that technically he has got so much better than the earlier efforts.

The story is written in a strong New Zealand vernacular and is set in the 1930's but no one from anywhere should be put off by this, it is great writing.

It is a crime that he has not ever been taught in New Zealand schools, he's been dead for 40 years and has received no recognition as one of the best New Zealand ever produced.
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Enjoyable Read 4 Aug. 2009
By WildSlutAngel22 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is an entertaining story, set in a small town in New Zealand in the 1930s.

The main character, Cedric, is a 15-year-old misfit with no mother and a father who has gone somewhat crazy. Cedric falls in with some shady older men. Mischief ensues when they set out to blackmail townsfolk caught in the act of a little hanky-panky. The novel takes a dark turn about 2/3 in.

It's smartly written but with too pat of an ending for me.
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