Three advance copies of titles by some of my favourite authors added to the reading pile recently… Look for Her by Emily Winslow [ Book Depository | Amazon | Booktopia ] This is the fourth title in Emily Winslow‘s highly regarded literary thriller series starring detectives Morris Keene and Chloe Frohmann.
This year I’ve had the opportunity to read 24 titles by Aussie Authors and there will certainly be more in December. But I’ve decided to share my favourites before Christmas this year in the hope that some of the lesser known gems find their way onto wish lists and holiday reading piles. So without further adieu, in countdown style, […]
Updated Dec2016: We’ve published our dozen Top Aussie Reads of 2016 and Top 10 International Reads of 2016 July is already upon us so it is time to put down that page-turner just for a moment, and reflect upon the books we’ve read this year so far… We read 33 titles, completing all bar one (an unsolicited review copy). While […]
Read in a single day, Black Rock White City exceeded my high expectations (read my 5 Star Review). Today Australian author Alec Patrić joins us to discuss its path to publication, the recent Miles Franklin Award shortlisting, what he is currently working on and more… UPDATE: Alec Patric, and his debut Black Rock White City went on to […]
A novel about the damages of war, the limits of choice, and the hope of love. One of my dozen Top Aussie Reads of 2016. Black Rock White City Synopsis During a hot Melbourne summer Jovan’s cleaning work at a bayside hospital is disrupted by acts of graffiti and violence becoming increasingly malevolent. For Jovan the […]
Bruno Kramzer Synopsis: “Someone must have traduced Joseph K., for without having done anything wrong he was arrested one fine morning.” So begins The Trial by Franz Kafka. Bruno Kramzer is the story of the man sent to arrest Joseph K. “A study of evil at once deceptively simple and tremendously engaging. Bruno Kramzer’s strange and […]
Here are the books that came into my home during the last fortnight: Click on the pictures for book details
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 […]