After collating my Best Books of 2013 So Far list last month and noticing that 4 out of the 15 books included were written by Aussies, I though it high time I reflected on the titles I have read for my Aussie Author Challenge 2013 so far. As you would expect from the challenge host, I […]
The success of ebook publishing has now made single short story publication commercially viable. If you take a look around there are some great little inexpensive morsels showcasing the work of both well known names and those looking to break through. During May, Short Story Month, I have read three single short stories / novellas […]
In The Broken Shore Peter Temple has created characters that display the darker side of humanity that is all too present in society, whether we choose to admit it or not.
There is a relentless and very personal message contained in The Broken Shore, a continual surging towards the delivery of justice in an imperfect world by imperfect people – symbolic of waves crashing into a shore. This is no pollyanna story – some readers may find the subject matter confronting (over and above the use of language I’ve already mentioned).