Two Little Boys

Author(s): Duncan Sarkies

NZ - Fiction

This book has got a lot of good bits. It's got bogans and penguins and toasted sandwiches and spotting knives. It's got a dead cat and an awesome climax. It's got a really little dolphin. It's got hundreds of hard-ons. It's got sea lions. It's got God. It's got a really cool lighthouse. AND IT'S NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE. When Nige runs over a Norwegian backpacker while attempting to save petrol, his life really turns to shit. He chucks the body in a nearby roadworks and runs to his best mate of fifteen years, Deano. Trouble is, Deano's not really the guy you should turn to in a crisis. This off-kilter tale of male camaraderie is a bizarre debacle from start to thrilling finish. An irreverent comedy by Duncan Sarkies, the writer of the movie Scarfies and the award-winning book Stray Thoughts and Nosebleeds.


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'It's not often you read a novel which makes you laugh out loud over and over again as you turn the pages. Two Little Boys is one of those books: quick, clever, twisted, acutely funny... ' Linda Herrick, Weekend Herald 'This is the most amazing book. It's dark, wildly funny, vivid, and brilliantly original.' Fiona Farrell 'Twisted, surprising and very very very funny. Did I put too many verys? I don't think so.' Jemaine Clement, 'Flight of the Conchords'

The multi-talented Duncan Sarkies is a screenwriter, playwright, novelist, stand-up comedian and short story writer. He is best known for writing the hit black comedy Scarfies, one of New Zealand's highest grossing films. He also penned an episode of the HBO TV series 'Flight of the Conchords'. Duncan has written film scripts, plays and musical theatre, touring several shows around New Zealand and abroad. He won the 1995 New New Zealand Play of the Year award for Saving Grace, and the 2000 Montana New Zealand Best First Book Award for his short story collection Stray Thoughts and Nose Bleeds. Duncan's debut novel Two Little Boys was published in 2008 to rave reviews, and is now brought to life as a major motion picture.

General Fields

  • : 9780143567882
  • : Penguin Group (NZ)
  • : Penguin Books (NZ)
  • : October 2012
  • : 198x218mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : October 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 281
  • : Duncan Sarkies
  • : Paperback
  • : 823.2