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Viet Thanh Nguyen, The sympathizer (#BookReview)

A cover blurb on my edition of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Sympathizer, captures the novel perfectly when it calls it “intelligent, relentlessly paced, and savagely funny” ( 1,088 more words

21st Century Literature

Hoa Pham, Lady of the realm (#BookReview)

Hoa Pham was one of the participants at the recent Boundless Festival (my post), so it’s rather apposite that her latest work, Lady of the realm… 770 more words

Australian Writers

Anosh Irani, The parcel (#BookReview)

One of the main reasons I read is to enter worlds unknown to me – physical worlds and more interior or personal ones. Anosh Irani’s novel… 1,201 more words

21st Century Literature

Catherine McKinnon, Storyland (#BookReview)

It is still somewhat controversial for non-indigenous Australian authors to include indigenous characters and concerns in their fiction, as Catherine McKinnon does in Storyland. But there are good arguments for their doing so. 1,180 more words

Australian Literature

Jane Austen's Persuasion, Vol. 2

I recently posted my thoughts on Volume 1 of Persuasion, which I read for my Jane Austen group’s slow reading of the novel. This post, obviously, is on the second (and last) volume. 1,405 more words

Review - Novels

Heather Rose, The museum of modern love (#BookReview)

As I neared the end of Heather Rose’s Stella Prize-winning novel The museum of modern love, I slowed down. I wanted, of course, to know how it was going to resolve, but I wanted to savour it too. 1,176 more words

Australian Writers

Stephen Orr, Datsunland (#BookReview)

Two things I loved about Stephen Orr’s novel The hands (my review) were its evocation of men, boys and their relationships, and its rural setting. 1,096 more words

Australian Literature