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Book Review: Wifedom By Anna Funder

About two weeks ago I was fortunate enough to attend an author event with Anna Funder, who has written three novels and a novella – a thoughtful exact author who has had 10 years between books. The first book I read of hers, All That I Am, has since become an award...

Book Review: I am Pilgrim By Terry Hayes

his was the one book I read last year that I allowed to disturb my sleep. I was that naughty child under the covers with a torch hoping I would not wake my husband as I wanted to reach the next chapter. I am Pilgrim was first published in 2013 and although I was aware...

Book Review: Three works of Richard Glover discussed

Most people living in Australia will no doubt have heard of Richard Glover – radio presenter, journalist and author. For something a little different we aren’t looking at his media career, and we won’t examine just one of his books but instead take a meandering...

Book Review: Holly by Stephen King

As an example of how age is just a number, Stephen King is still producing best sellers and fresh ideas at 76, having written around 75 books. Holly was initially a short story, being first published in 1995 as part of his collection of stories called Nightmares &...

Book Review: Good Girl, Bad Girl By Michael Robotham

Call it impatience, or fear of commitment but I generally can not read a series anymore with 2, 3 or 4 books revolving around the same story, there are A LOT of books out there that I want to read and l don’t want to be stuck in the same story book after book waiting...

Book Review: Book club: So late in the day overview

It's Julie here, just reporting back on the feedback on our latest book So late in the Day. Scores: 5 x  2 people 6 x  1 person 7 x  8 people 8 x  11 people 9 x  7 people 10 x  1 person My thoughts: “So late in the day” is a beautifully observed story told through the...

Book Review: Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates is an American writer who published her first book in 1963, and has since published 58 novels, a number of plays and novellas, and many short stories, poetry, and non-fiction – so we can say she is qualified to tackle the mystical, controversial,...

Book Review: Yellowface by RF Kuang

Yellowface is a thought-provoking exploration of identity, culture and privilege, with the author RF Kuang delving into the complexities of race and representation through contemporary storytelling. The novel challenges the readers to confront uncomfortable truths...