2018 Reviews · a-z author challenge 2018 · Australian · fiction · literary · Uncategorized

Book Review: Sign by Colin Dray

Title: Sign Author: Colin Dray Published: January 24th 2018 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 352 Genres:  Fiction, Australian, Literary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Sometimes even the best intentions can lead you down a very dangerous road. A captivating novel full of strength, quiet courage and the struggle to overcome silence. Sam is a young boy recovering from an operation that has left him unable… Continue reading Book Review: Sign by Colin Dray

2018 Reviews · a-z author challenge 2018 · culture · fiction · historical fiction · literary · mystery

Book Review: Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

Title: Alias Grace Author:  Margaret Atwood Published: September 1st 2007 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 560 Genres: Fiction, Crime, Historical, Mystery RRP: $19.99 Rating: 4 stars Sometimes I whisper it over to myself: Murderess. Murderess. It rustles, like a taffeta skirt along the floor.’ Grace Marks. Female fiend? Femme fatale? Or weak and unwilling victim? Around the true story of one of the most… Continue reading Book Review: Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

2018 Reviews · Book Broadcast · contemporary fiction · literary · Scotland

Book Broadcast: Fallow by Daniel Shand

Book Broadcast is a post I have created to help ease the load of the books I have for review. It is a great way to spread the word, providing recognition to an author or publisher for sending me a book to review. As my reviewing and blogging duties have stepped up a notch in… Continue reading Book Broadcast: Fallow by Daniel Shand

Australian · historical fiction · literary

Book Review: Skylarking by Kate Mildenhall

Title: Skylarking Author:  Kate Mildenhall Published: July 31st 2016 Publisher: Black Inc Pages: 288 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Literary, Australian RRP: $24.99 Rating: 5 stars Kate and Harriet are best friends, growing up together on an isolated Australian cape in the 1880s. As daughters of the lighthouse keepers, the two girls share everything, until a fisherman, McPhail, arrives in their small community. When… Continue reading Book Review: Skylarking by Kate Mildenhall

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