Category Archives: Book reviews

Before the Fall: Book Review

This is a highly readable book by Noah Hawley. The story told starts on a foggy night when a private jet with some very influential and important people, their wives and two children, an artist on the road back from … Continue reading

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Chasing the Light and two other books: Australian Author Jesse Blackadder

The first Jesse Blackadder book I read was After the Party. I bought my copy at a writer’s festival where I had the honour of hearing Jesse speak. Unfortunately this book is no longer available for purchase. I say unfortunate because it … Continue reading

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Is it the Story or the Writing?: Book Review

I have not been reading much the last few weeks. Time has been conspiring against me and other pursuits have won. I have however read three very different books and it has returned me to a question that I often … Continue reading

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The Sitters & other Alex Miller novels: Australian Book Review

Alex Miller is one of Australia’s foremost modern writers of literary fiction. Born in England in 1936 he emmigrated to Australia by himself at the age of 16. His first novel was published in 1988 and he has won several … Continue reading

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The Harp in the South: Australian Book Review

Ruth Park, a New Zealander, married to well known  Australian author D’Arcy Niland (who wrote the Shiralee) wrote Harp in the South in response to a competition with a prize of 2,000 pounds. She had tried to persuade her husband … Continue reading

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Sugar and Snails: A Book Review

I had no idea what to expect when I started reading Sugar and Snails by Anne Goodwin but I was hooked from the start. This well written narrative is a coming of age novel  with a difference. Instead of the … Continue reading

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Hinting at Shadows: A book Review

Available on Amazon,  this short book gave me a long, delectable read. Although it could be read in a single sitting, I preferred to have the thought provoking flash fiction, short stories, micro flash and one liners wash over me … Continue reading

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