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Brigid, by Jill Blee

Oh dear, this is one of those book reviews that I don’t really want to write.  Brigid could have been a much better book than it is… 781 more words


Sensational Snippets: The Ballad of Desmond Kale, by Roger McDonald

I am reading Roger McDonald’s Miles Franklin Award-winning seventh novel, The Ballad of Desmond Kale, and amongst other things in this rollicking chronicle of the fledgling sheep industry in Australia, I am awe-struck at the author’s genius for characterisation.  530 more words

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Leap, by Myfanwy Jones

I knew this cover reminded me of something!  It’s the tiger, a design by Christabella Designs which is reminiscent of the cover of Fiona McFarlane’s  790 more words


The Mothers, by Rod Jones

Warning: some people may find the content of this review distressing.  Please accept my sincere apologies if this is so, and visit the Australian Government’s… 842 more words


Quicksand, by Steve Toltz

I finished reading this book late last night and I am still overwhelmed by it.  It was unputdownable for the last 200-odd pages, and food for considerable thought long after the light was turned off.  1,469 more words


Shearer's Motel, by Roger McDonald

As you know if you read my recent post about the Bendigo Writers Festival, one of the sessions I’m presenting there is The Chronicler of Oz… 1,367 more words


Lost Boy & Other Stories, edited by Estelle Tang: Book Review

If, like Sylvia Plath, you have feared “the death of the imagination”, rest easy: it is thriving and flashing itself in the latest collection of shorts released by Margaret River Press. 1,006 more words


Lisa Hill reblogged this on ANZ LitLovers LitBlog and commented:

Don't miss Karenlee's review of Lost Boy and Other Stories!