Leviathan: The Unauthorised Biography of Sydney

Leviathan: The Unauthorised Biography of Sydney

John Birmingham

An electrifying, epic heritage of the town of Sydney as you have got by no means obvious her before.

'To peer deeply into this ghost urban, the only mendacity underneath the skin, is to appreciate that Sydney has a soul and that it's a very darkish position indeed.'

Beneath the shining harbour, amid the towers of worldwide greed and deep contained in the bad-drugs insanity of the suburban wastelands, lies Sydney's shadow background. Terrifying tsunamis, corpse-robbing morgue employees, killer law enforcement officials, neo-Nazis, energy junkies and bumbling SWOS groups electrify this epic story of a urban with a chilly vacuum for an ethical core.

Birmingham drills underneath the canopy tale of a winning multicultural city and melts the limits among earlier and current to bare a ghost urban underneath the outside of concrete and glass. In Birmingham's substitute historical past of Sydney, the yawning chasm among the megarich and the lumpen plenty is as glaring within the insane wealth of the recent elites because it was once within the head-spinning rapacity of the NSW Rum Corps. it is a urban shattered by way of the nexus among executive, mammoth funds and the underworld, the place the glittering prizes visit the powerful, now not the just.

Combining in depth study with the velocity of a techno-thriller, John Birmingham creates a wealthy portrait of a urban too dazzled by way of its personal attractive mirrored image to care a lot for what lies at its darkish, corrupted center. Illuminated through wild flashes of black humour, violent, ghoulish and totally compelling, Leviathan is historical past for the Tarantino new release.

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