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The Tax Inspector review Î eBook or Kindle ePUB µ Granny Catchprice runs her family business and her family with senility cunning and a handbag full of explosives Her daughter Cathy would rather be singing Country Western than selling cars while Benny Catchprice sixteen and seriously psychopathic wants to transform a failing auto fraGranny Catchprice runs her family business and her family with senility cunning and a handbag full of explosives Her daughter Cathy would rather be singing Country Western than selling cars whil. The first Peter Carey novel i have read and i really enjoyed it He creates memorable believable almost unforgettable characters with immense skill an so you end up forgiving him the over the top aspects as it all seems so believable But at the end i did think so what was the point in that and wasnt it a bit desperate in the use of sexual trauma for drama but he seemed to have a lot of fun writing it and i had a lot of fun reading it

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E Benny Catchprice sixteen and seriously psychopathic wants to transform a failing auto franchise into an empire and himself into an angel Out of the confrontation between the Catchprices and th. This story published in 1993 has many of the features that seem to be characteristic of Carey's novels gothic family drama played out by eccentric larger than life yet oddly appealing characters dark simmering family secrets nearly everyone is haunted by ghosts from the past sporadic alcohol or rage fueled acts of extreme violence at least one character generally male who is completely batshit crazy a wildly original plot whose plausibility doesn't hold up under careful scrutiny but which is made palatable by the author's natural gift for storytelling excellent pacing and tight construction and writing that is polished and highly readableThere are worse formulas and so far I've not read anything by Carey that's been a complete dud The Tax Inspector falls in the middle of the pack an enjoyable read but not his best in my opinion Aspects that I thought didn't work all that well includedMINOR SPOILER ALERT though if you haven't figured out by page 20 that this story is going to end with a bang you're not paying attention# Things were just a little too gothic the rampant dysfunction within the Catchprice family ranging from the gelignite toting grandma to the psychopathic 16 year old Benny whose initial meltdown precipitates the havoc that unfolds as the story progresses is just a little too over the top to carry much of an emotional charge# Why does the deep dark family secret always have to be incest propagated across the generations # Practically the first thing we're told about Granny Catchprice is that she carries a stick of gelignite in her handbag at all times Which means by a simple application of Chekhov's law of the loaded gun that we know how things will turn out So where was the suspense# The whole Sarkis story arc seemed entirely tangential and added little to the overall development# For that matter the tax inspector character was dull and the integration of her story such as it was with that of the crazy Catchprice clan was kind of clumsyThese criticisms are actually pretty minor Because as in his other books Carey's gift for telling a good yarn his ability to pull the reader into the eccentric milieu of his characters and make us care about those characters even the weird ones than compensate for minor structural weaknesses So that this was a very enjoyable read While I don't think it ualifies for a fourth star it does make me want to keep reading his stuffHave I mentioned that Peter Carey has a wicked sense of humor

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The Tax InspectorEir unwitting nemesis a beautiful and very pregnant agent of the Australian Taxation Office Peter Carey author of Oscar and Lucinda creates an endlessly surprising and fearfully convincing novel. I'm not sure how Carey does it but he manages to tie in a flailing failing car dealership ne'er do well aspiring country western musicans getting their final break the eldery matriach losing her mind and control over her children and their brood resorting to explosives to regain her power a Hare Krishna grandson who keeps on becoming re attached to his attachments a 8 month pregnant tax inspector conducting an audit on this outrageous family and the youngest of the Catchprice brood who is successfully losing his mind and becoming an angel of lust insteadI think it is the strangest Peter Carey novel I've read yet I expected so little of what happened It's like a cult film I'll never get out of my head