A funny, disturbing, and deeply affecting novel of power, corruption, and innocence in colonial Africa, by the author of Terms & Conditions. Please Do Not Disturb Synopsis : As the African nation of Bwalo prepares for The Big Day—the only day in the year the ailing King talks to his subjects—we meet five very different people: Charlie, […]
Romantic comedy (‘rom-com’) novels are too often overlooked by those that consider themselves ‘serious’ readers. I suspect much of the blame for that can be assigned to the publishing term chick-lit… and the many lesser quality titles marketed under that banner over the years. But just because a novel contains romance and comedic moments, that […]
Today we welcome author Megan Goldin to Booklover Book Reviews to celebrate the release of her debut novel The Girl in Kellers Way and to discuss whether suspense has a place in a wired world. Our brief review of this novel and an opportunity for you to win a copy thanks to Penguin Books Australia then follows.
Three distinctly different titles this fortnight – a fairytale reimagining, gritty neo-noir and an award winning short story collection. Beauty in Thorns by Kate Forsyth [ Available for pre-order Book Depository | Amazon | Bookworld(Aus) ] I am long time fan of Forsyth’s writing (Bitter Greens, The Wild Girl, The Beast’s Garden). Beauty in Thorns is one of […]
A new novel from one of South Korea’s most celebrated contemporary writers. Familiar Things Synopsis : Seoul. On the outskirts of South Korea’s glittering metropolis is a place few people know about: a vast landfill site called Flower Island. Home to those driven from the city by poverty, is it here that 14-year-old Bugeye and his mother […]
I love the increasing accessibility of novellas via ebook these days. Two in the science-fiction genre I’ve read recently are Displaced by J F Slade and Brisk Money by Adam Christopher. Displaced Synopsis : What will you justify for peace? In a not-so-distant future, genetically engineered super soldiers keep the peace by freezing criminal offenders and displacing them in […]
Three distinctly different titles this fortnight – two literary, two in translation, two yet to be released. October is the Coldest Month by Christoffer Carlsson [ Available for pre-order Book Depository | Amazon | Bookworld(Aus) ] Hot on the heels of his bestselling Scandinavian crime series featuring Leo Junker, Swedish author Christoffer Carlsson has now directed his […]
Today we welcome author Anna Daniels to Booklover Book Reviews to share with us why she chose London as one of the settings for her debut novel Girl in Between. Our brief review of this novel and an opportunity for you to win a copy thanks to Allen & Unwin then follows.
We have just surpassed 1500 followers on Twitter, so we are celebrating with a worldwide book giveaway! Since here at Booklover Book Reviews we are all about reading diversely, whether that be genre, setting or author origin, this giveaway will reflect that. Anyone that lives in a country that Book Depository ships to (pretty much […]
An Ideal Husband Synopsis : A tender love story, a serpentine villainess, a glittering setting in London society, and a showering of Wildean witticism are only a few of the reasons why this play has enjoyed hugely successful revivals in London, in New York, and on the silver screen. This 1895 drama is eerily prescient, as it […]