A fun guide to the Kiwi bloke

September 19, 2011

Marc Ellis’ Good Fullas, by Marc Ellis (Headline, RRP $44.99):

Love him or hate him, Marc Ellis is the perfect choice to pen a guide to Kiwi blokes, being such a good Kiwi bloke himself.

This book is 248 pages of silliness that takes the reader on a guided tour of the Kiwi bloke species, in all his many guises: from the Ginga to the Bogan, they are all in there.

Sure, some of the sub-species are ever-so-slightly invented by the author but that just adds to the fun.

I’m sure anyone reading the book will be able to come up with a sub-species or two of their own but the guide is reasonably comprehensive.

And if you’re ever stuck in a boring meeting or in an airport departure lounge waiting to board a flight that’s running late, playing “spot the bloke species” is a great way to pass the time.

Jillian Allison-Aitken

I come from the other land down under, where men are men, and sheep are nervous. I'm a sub-editor and in the past have been a proof-reader, news editor and web editor. I am also an ex-columnist, and book and software reviewer for the local daily newspaper.I still read. A lot. And surf the web. Also a lot.You'll find a little about both of those pastimes here, and on By George.

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