Book Review – VILE BODIES by Evelyn Waugh

Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh paperback

Vile Bodies Synopsis : The Bright Young Things of 1920s Mayfair, with their paradoxical mix of innocence and sophistication, exercise their inventive minds and vile bodies in every kind of capricious escapade, whether it is promiscuity, dancing, cocktail parties, or sports cars. A vivid assortment of characters, among them the struggling writer Adam Fenwick-Symes and the glamorous, […]

Book Review – THE HORSES by William Lane

The Horses by William Lane

The Horses Synopsis : On the outskirts of Sydney, a boys’ boarding school prides itself on the horses it keeps. David, a gifted working class student, receives a scholarship to attend. At the same time Gregory, a new master, is appointed. Both soon learn, from their different perspectives, that what is said bears little relation to what […]

Book Review – THE TRIVIA MAN by Deborah O’Brien

The Trivia Man by Deborah O'Brien

The Trivia Man Synopsis : From the author of Mr Chen’s Emporium comes a quirky and heartwarming tale about finding your true place in the world, set against the backdrop of a weekly trivia competition. ‘Trivia is a serious business, not a social occasion’ Kevin Dwyer, the ‘trivia man’ Dubbed ‘brainbox’ by his peers and ‘weirdo’ by […]

Book Review – THE INVISIBLE MAN FROM SALEM by Christoffer Carlsson

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The Invisible Man From Salem Synopsis : ‘A Leo Junker Case’ In the final days of summer, a young woman is shot dead in her apartment. Three floors above, the blue lights of the police cars awaken disgraced ex-officer Leo Junker. Though suspended from the force, he can’t stay away for long. Bluffing his way onto the […]

Book Review – THE LOST SWIMMER by Ann Turner

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The Lost Swimmer Synopsis : Rebecca Wilding, an archaeology professor, makes sense of the past for a living. But suddenly, truth and certainty are turning against her. Rebecca is accused of serious fraud, and worse, she suspects – she knows – that her husband, Stephen, is having an affair. Desperate to find answers, Rebecca leaves with Stephen […]

Book Review – THE PECULIAR STATE by Patricio Pron

The Peculiar State by Patricio Pron

The Peculiar State Synopsis : A Vintage Shorts Original Selection Hamburg: home of a lapsed writer and his statistician girlfriend. He is part of the 41 percent of the German population that hasn’t read a single book in the last three months; she decides to make up a game. The rules of the game are these: the […]

Book Review – THIS IS HOW IT REALLY SOUNDS by Stuart Archer Cohen

This Is How It Really Sounds by Stuart Archer Cohen

This Is How It Really Sounds Synopsis : In the lurid nightclubs of modern Shanghai, infamous expat financier Peter Harrington is suddenly confronted by his past. Investors he has ruined, looming federal investigations, and a remote but alluring woman all converge on one hallucinatory night that ends in the labyrinth of an ancient Chinese garden. On the […]

Book Review – A MAN MADE ENTIRELY OF BATS by Patrick Lenton

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A Man Made Entirely of Bats Synopsis : A Man Made Entirely of Bats is a collection of short stories and flash fiction by one of Australia’s newest voices. Comedic and absurd, these stories are an entertaining exploration of the concept of super heroes and of the super strange in our world. (Spineless Wonders) BOOK REVIEW First of […]

Book Review – THE RED HOUSE by Emily Winslow

The Red House by Emily Winslow

The Red House Synopsis : Maxwell is living his worst nightmare when he begins to question whether his fiancée Imogen is his own blood sister, separated by adoption. A visit to Imogen’s birthplace in Cambridge stirs up déjà vu that intensifies his fears. While Detective Chief Inspector Morris Keene languishes at home, struggling with a debilitating injury […]

Book Review – THE ROOM by Jonas Karlsson

The Room by Jonas Karlsson

< Your chance to win a copy of this book > The Room Synopsis : Funny, clever, surreal, and thought-provoking, this Kafkaesque masterpiece introduces the unforgettable Bjorn, an exceptionally meticulous office worker striving to live life on his own terms. Bjorn is a compulsive, meticulous bureaucrat who discovers a secret room at the government office where he works–a […]

Book Review – CAIRO by Chris Womersley

Cairo by Chris Womersley

Cairo Synopsis : At 18, Tom escapes ordinariness in small town Australia for Melbourne and a flat in a strange block named Cairo. There he meets the magnetic Max Cheever, and is drawn into his circle of bohemian artists and dreamers. But soon Tom is ensnared in a plot to steal a million dollar Picasso masterpiece. Among […]