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Conditions of Faith by Alex Miller
" I listend to this on audio many years ago and thought it was missing something - it was. Although not marked as such, it was an abridged version, as I ...more"
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Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness
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Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness
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This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer
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It was good to finally read the final book in this trilogy - it has been a couple of years since reading the second. In this installment the two families, respectively from the first and second books, cross paths. More importantly, the two main chara ...more
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Coal Creek by Alex Miller
Coal Creek
by Alex Miller
read in January, 2014
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Beautifully written, as is Miller's usual style. The voice of Bobby Blue is strong and distinctive. Set in a bush town in the Queensland hinterland in the years after the second world war, the book follows Bobby as he gives up the life he and his fat ...more
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The Patrick Melrose Novels by Edward St. Aubyn
The Patrick Melrose Novels
by Edward St. Aubyn
read in December, 2013
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I listened to all five of these short novels in a row, having heard the author interviewed earlier this year. The books are autobiographical fiction and detail the life of a man from a socially privileged English background from his early years to hi ...more
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Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
Burial Rites
by Hannah Kent (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2014
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An engrossing fiction account of the last days of the last woman executed in Iceland in the first part of the 19th Century. The family of a local official is compelled to offer lodgings to the condemned woman, in a house where most of the family and ...more
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A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix
A Confusion of Princes
by Garth Nix (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2014
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This is a very pleasing scifi story from Garth Nix. A first person narrative, told in a humorous and self deprecating tone, this is the story of Prince Kemry, a chosen one - like Ender, Harry Potter, and so many others. Having just graduated from his ...more
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The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
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This is a book which grew on me more and more as I travelled through. The structure seems disjointed but makes perfect sense, eventually. Dorrigo Evans goes to war as a doctor and an officer. We hear of his life before, during and after time spent le ...more
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Alex As Well by Alyssa Brugman
Alex As Well
by Alyssa Brugman
read in December, 2013
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An interesting book about a serious topic but told with a light hand. Alex, brought up as a boy, has decided to stop taking the pills and to be the girl who has been there all along. There are a few issues to deal with, including a Mum who can't cope ...more
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