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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Shots
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'This extraordinary memoir begins with Don Walker's early life in rural Australia and ends in the late '80s. In mesmerising prose, Walker evokes childhood and youth, wild times in the '70s, life on the road and in Kings Cross, music-making and more. Shots is a stunningly original book, a set of word pictures - "shots" - that conjure up the lowlife and backroads of Australia.' (Publisher's blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2009 .
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      Extent: v, 195p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 2 February 2019
      ISBN: 9781863953023 (pbk.)
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2019 .
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      Extent: 200p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 July 2019.
      ISBN: 9781760641566

Other Formats

  • Braille.
  • Sound recording.

Works about this Work

Middle Eight Andrew McMillen , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 29 June 2019; (p. 12)

'Ahead of meeting songwriter Don Walker for today’s cover story, I finally got around to reading his 2009 memoir Shots, about which I’d heard plenty of good things but for which I had never set aside the time. Its fine reputation is entirely accurate: the book is a hypnotic piece of work unlike anything I’ve read before, thanks to an addictive writing style that favours long, flowing sentences with minimal punctuation. It shouldn’t work, really, but it does, because Walker is not the sort of bloke to waste a word, either on the page or in person.' (Introduction)

He's Going Walkerbout Noel Mengel , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3 March 2011; (p. 14)
[Review] Shots Tim Rogers , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , March no. 43 2009; (p. 72)

— Review of Shots Don Walker , 2009 single work autobiography
Connecting the Dots Dean Biron , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 309 2009; (p. 32)

— Review of Shots Don Walker , 2009 single work autobiography
[Review] Shots Gillian Dooley , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , March no. 349 2009; (p. 32)

— Review of Shots Don Walker , 2009 single work autobiography
Songs Learnt on Life's Road Michael Dwyer , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 7 February 2009; (p. 22)

— Review of Shots Don Walker , 2009 single work autobiography
A Cool, Compelling Picture of a Rock'n'Roll Life Ed Wright , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7-8 February 2009; (p. 26-27)

— Review of Shots Don Walker , 2009 single work autobiography
Book of the Week Stephen Walker , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 22 February 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of Shots Don Walker , 2009 single work autobiography
[Review] Shots Gillian Dooley , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , March no. 349 2009; (p. 32)

— Review of Shots Don Walker , 2009 single work autobiography
Connecting the Dots Dean Biron , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 309 2009; (p. 32)

— Review of Shots Don Walker , 2009 single work autobiography
Standing on the Outside Drew Warne-Smith , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 7-8 February 2009; (p. 22-24)
The No-Star Hotel Andrew Murfett , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 17 February 2009; (p. 22)
He's Going Walkerbout Noel Mengel , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3 March 2011; (p. 14)
Middle Eight Andrew McMillen , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 29 June 2019; (p. 12)

'Ahead of meeting songwriter Don Walker for today’s cover story, I finally got around to reading his 2009 memoir Shots, about which I’d heard plenty of good things but for which I had never set aside the time. Its fine reputation is entirely accurate: the book is a hypnotic piece of work unlike anything I’ve read before, thanks to an addictive writing style that favours long, flowing sentences with minimal punctuation. It shouldn’t work, really, but it does, because Walker is not the sort of bloke to waste a word, either on the page or in person.' (Introduction)

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