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'The author of Backpack once again shows off her rare talent for maintaining a breezy, witty style and a light touch while exploring such serious concerns as drug addiction, unhappy families and self-destructive youthful rebellion... Barr has a great premise and an engaging cast' Publishers Weekly 13/1/03 (Publishers Weekly)
'Mixing girly infighting with insightful travellers' observations and the joys of motherhood, Barr certainly knows how to spin a yarn' Guardian (Guardian)
'Barr is a fresh new talent in literature and this novel certainly packs a punch' Glasgow Evening Times 7/9/02 (Glasgow Evening Times) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Last year's 'Backpack' - Barr's debut novel - was a treat and a real discovery, so I eagerly awaited this, her second novel.
'Baggage' is the story of what happens when you decide that life is simply too much, and you need to get out - in this case faking your own death.
'Baggage' is gripping from beginning to end, and wittier still than Backpack. Having travelled to the Australian Outback (where much of the novel is set) - I can vouch for the authenticity of the descriptions, many of which (especially of the outlandish characters) had me in stiches.
Barr again draws on what she knows through experience as a journalist and more specifically a travel writer.
I thoroughly recommend this. Ideal to take on holiday and again, a real page turner.
This book is gripping from start to finish and oh-so-credible, although this kind of things doesn't happen to all of us, of course! It's more of a sense that your life can be going perfectly well one day and then be thrown into chaos by a chance event.
I loved this and passed it onto my mum, who also couldn't out it down.
The only problem was the open ending. I don't expect a book to wrap everything up neatly but this was so unecessary. There was a very specific question that the book posed throughout- what would happen to Daisy/Lina when she was discovered?
How can you write a whole book about one theme and then not give the information that the reader is waiting for?
It may not be true but it just looked like the writer didn't know what to do next and I wished I hadn't been so involved because it was a waste of time really.
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