I have reviewed 24 titles by international authors here at Booklover Book Reviews so far this year (out of 48 books in total). But just as I have done for my Top Aussie Reads of 2016, I am sharing my favourites before Christmas this year in the hope that some of the lesser known gems find their […]
United States of Japan Synopsis : Decades ago, Japan won the Second World War. Americans worship their infallible Emperor, and nobody believes that Japan’s conduct in the war was anything but exemplary. Nobody, that is, except the George Washingtons – a shadowy group of rebels fighting for freedom. Their latest subversive tactic is to distribute an illegal […]
Four very different titles arrived this fortnight.
July is always a very busy time for me in my day job, but to regain a bit of perspective it is nice to take a moment to reflect on some of the wonderful books I’ve read in the last six months. Best Books of 2014 so far Only three titles have received my 5 star rating for […]
Bald New World Synopsis: What if you woke up one morning and everyone in the world lost their hair? In Bald New World, that very event happens and overnight, religion, politics, and fashion undergo dramatic shifts. Nick Guan and his friend Larry Chao are a pair of eccentric filmmakers who choose to explore the existential angst […]
In an effort to read more short stories in December I set my self the Short Story Summer Challenge, to read and review four (4) published collections of short stories or essays during the Southern Summer, 1 December 2012 – 28 February 2013. The four titles I reviewed for the challenge were: LAS VEGAS FOR […]
Watering Heaven Synopsis What would you do if you found out your girlfriend laid an egg every time she had sex? Who would you be if you were invited to a party in Beijing but had to make up a brand-new identity for six weeks? Peter Tieryas Liu’s Watering Heaven is a travelogue of and […]
Here are the books that entered my home over the past few weeks: Bought these at the post Christmas online sales, and received these for review. Click on the pictures for book details