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Emily Maguire, An isolated incident (#BookReview)

Emily Maguire’s novel, An isolated incident, reminded me of Charlotte Wood’s The natural way of things (my review). Sure, An isolated incident… 1,158 more words

Australian Literature

Rebekah Clarkson, Barking dogs (#BookReview)

The best way to describe Rebekah Clarkson’s debut book, Barking dogs, is that it’s a portrait of a community undergoing social change. This community is  1,221 more words

Australian Literature

Ian McEwan, Nutshell (#bookreview)

Like Carmel Bird’s Family skeleton, which I reviewed recently, Ian McEwan’s Nutshell has a narrator who won’t appeal to those who don’t like devices like skeletons in cupboards or babies in wombs. 1,063 more words

21st Century Literature

Sara Dowse, As the lonely fly (#BookReview)

Some books grow out of their author’s desire to engage the reader in an issue they feel passionate about, such as Jane Rawson on climate change in… 1,240 more words

Australian Literature

AS Patrić, Black rock white city (Review)

With that extended conflict known as the Yugoslav Wars (1991-2001) now over for more than a decade, we are starting to see books written about them. 1,073 more words

Australian Literature

Carmel Bird, Family skeleton (Review)

I love a cheeky writer, and Carmel Bird must be the doyenne of cheeky writers, so it goes without saying, really, that I thoroughly enjoyed her latest novel… 1,085 more words

Australian Literature

Janette Turner Hospital, Orpheus lost (Mini-review)

Last year I did a mini-review of Elizabeth Jolley’s An innocent gentleman using some scrappy notes from when I read the book long before blogging. This post on Janette Turner Hospital’s… 914 more words

Australian Literature