Two titles this fortnight.
Four very different titles arrived this fortnight.
We Ate The Road Like Vultures Synopsis : Lulu, a teenage Australian runaway on a unlikely mission, knows bullshit when she hears it and she’s hearing it from the two ‘ornery old geezers she discovers living with an Alaskan moose named Capote, and Salinger, a suicidal circus elephant, on a remote Mexican haçienda. She is on a […]
Looking for something different to do this Friday night? Why not attend a local author’s book launch. We spoke to Brisbane author Patrick Holland about his latest novel One, ‘a work of the imagination based on real events’… real events that occurred in Western Queensland where the author spent his formative years.
One Synopsis : The last bushrangers in Australian history, James and Patrick Kenniff, were at the height at their horse thieving operation at turn of the 20th century. In One, troops cannot pull the Kenniff Gang out of the ranges and plains of Western Queensland – the brothers know the terrain too well, and the locals are […]
Years ago, like many readers out there, I had assumed audiobooks weren’t for me. But one day I decided to try one (it couldn’t be easier with Audible’s ‘First Title Free’ 30 Day Trial Program) and I was hooked. At that time they made my long daily commute infinitely more interesting, and now that I […]
A couple of big name authors releasing new books in April including the likes of Joanne Harris and Chris Cleave, plus several debut titles getting lots of pre-release buzz spanning the literary, historical fiction and science-fiction genres. As always there is no shortage of great books to choose from, but sadly never enough time in […]
The End of Seeing Synopsis : You saw something here – something that connects this town to the fishermen on the Italian docks and the silhouettes in the charcoal nights by the sea. I am so tired of all the things that you aren’t here to tell me. Determined to discover the truth about the disappearance of […]
Short Summary : In Catherine Lowell’s smart and original debut novel The Madwoman Upstairs, the only remaining descendant of the Brontë family embarks on a modern-day literary scavenger hunt (with the help of a handsome but inscrutable Oxford professor) to find the family’s long-rumored secret estate, using only the clues her eccentric father left behind, and the […]
The Portable Veblen Synopsis : A riotously funny and deeply insightful adventure through capitalism, the medical industry, family, love, war and wedding-planning – from an electrically entertaining new voice. Meet Veblen: a passionate defender of the anti-consumerist views of her name-sake, the iconoclastic economist Thorstein Veblen. She’s an experienced cheerer-upper (mainly of her narcissistic, hypochondriac, controlling mother), […]
That Devil’s Madness Synopsis : In 1896 Louis and his father, seduced by the allure of North Africa, travel to Algeria in search of a better life. There, Louis befriends Imez, a Berber boy, and the two become firm friends. They grow and prosper, and become like brothers. Years later, Nicolette, an Australian photojournalist, is drawn to […]
The Art of Fielding Synopsis : At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended. Henry’s fight against self-doubt threatens to ruin his future. College president Guert Affenlight, […]