Doing Life in Paradise by Gary N Lines #review

Portobello Book Blog

It is always good to read something a bit different from usual and Doing Life in Paradise was certainly very different from what I would normally read. The author took part in a Q&A on my blog much earlier this year (you can read that here) and at the time I said I would read his book but it has taken me quite a while to get to it. It’s a relatively short book at just over 200 pages but there is such a lot to think about within its pages.

Doing Life in Paradise charts the story of several characters living in Paradise. Paradise had been Adelaide in Australia but has been renamed in a rather Orwellian attempt to make the residents feel better about themselves and where they live: “all suburbs in Paradise are to be equal.”. As you might imagine, Paradise is anything but paradise for the…

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