2017 Reviews · Australian · fiction · literary

Book Review: To Become a Whale by Ben Hobson

Title: To Become a Whale Author:  Ben Hobson Published: June 1st 2017 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 404 Genres:  Fiction, Literary, Australian RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars To Become a Whale tells the story of 13-year-old Sam Keogh, whose mother has died. Sam has to learn how to live with his silent, hitherto absent father, who decides to make a man out… Continue reading Book Review: To Become a Whale by Ben Hobson

2017 Reviews · Australian · culture · fiction · literary

Book Review: The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose

Title: The Museum of Modern Love Author:  Heather Rose Published: September 1st 2016 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 296 Genres:  Fiction,  Literary RRP: $27.99 Rating: 5 stars A mesmerising literary novel about a lost man in search of connection – a meditation on love, art and commitment, set against the backdrop of one of the greatest art events in modern history, Marina Abramovic’s… Continue reading Book Review: The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose

2017 Reviews · Australian · crime · literary · mystery · small town

Book Review: Wimmera by Mark Brandi

Title: Wimmera Author:  Mark Brandi Published: June 27th 2017 Publisher: Hachette Pages: 272 Genres:  Fiction, Crime, Mystery, Literary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars In the long, hot summer of 1989, Ben and Fab are best friends. Growing up in a small country town, they spend their days playing cricket, yabbying in local dams, wanting a pair of Nike Air Maxes and not… Continue reading Book Review: Wimmera by Mark Brandi

2017 Reviews · Australian · fiction · Goodreads giveaway · literary · new release

New Release Book Review: The Choke by Sofie Laguna

Title: The Choke Author:  Sofie Laguna Published: September 1st 2017 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 384 Genres:  Fiction, Literary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars A mesmerising, harrowing and ultimately uplifting novel from the 2015 Miles Franklin winner. Abandoned by her mother as a toddler and only occasionally visited by her volatile father who keeps dangerous secrets, Justine is raised solely by her… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Choke by Sofie Laguna

2017 Reviews · Australian · historical fiction · literary

New Release Book Review: Bridget Crack by Rachel Leary

Title: Bridget Crack Author:  Rachel Leary Published: August 1st 2017 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 320 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Literary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Van Diemen’s Land, 1826. When Bridget Crack arrives in the colony, she is just grateful to be on dry land. But finding the life of an indentured domestic servant intolerable, she pushes back and is punished for her… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Bridget Crack by Rachel Leary

2017 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · literary

Beauty & Lace Book Review: Ache by Eliza Henry-Jones

Title: Ache Author:  Eliza Henry-Jones Published: June 1st 2017 Publisher: Harper Collins Books Australia Pages: 256 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Australian, Literary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars A year ago, a devastating bushfire ripped Annie’s world apart – killing her grandmother, traumatising her young daughter and leaving her mother’s home in the mountains half destroyed. Annie fled back to the city, but the… Continue reading Beauty & Lace Book Review: Ache by Eliza Henry-Jones

2017 Reviews · contemporary fiction · literary

Beauty & Lace Book Review: Watch Over Me by Claire Corbett

Title: Watch Over Me Author:  Claire Corbett Published: May 1st 2017 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 480 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Literary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3 stars It is the present day. The foggy northern city of Port Angelsund, gateway to the last great fossil fuel reserves beneath the Arctic Ocean, is under occupation by the soldiers of Garrison. Sylvie is a… Continue reading Beauty & Lace Book Review: Watch Over Me by Claire Corbett