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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Gone Girl
by Gillian Flynn (Goodreads Author)
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This compulsive read has a strong air of 'creative writing school' about it. It's fun to follow the author's somersaults between assorted twists, cliffhangers and bombshells. Once you're in it it's hard to let go. It concerns a relationship of extrem...more
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Eyrie by Tim Winton
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Well I'm halfway through my annual airport-bookshop holiday double-read, having finished Tim Winton's latest. Never having read or seen anything of his before (except the film The Turning), I've respected his intellect and love of nature for many yea...more
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The Secret River by Kate Grenville
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A well-written and thoughtful story of some political importance, in that it examines step by step, through the eyes of an emancipated convict couple in the early years of the 19th century, how Australia was stolen from its Indigenous inhabitants. Wi...more
High Rise Stories by Audrey Petty
" Fascinating insights into a world that we know a little about from movies TV and the news, but which is often wildly misrepresented. All the expected stories of drugs, teenage pregnancy, random shooting, gang-banging and police indifference and br... " Read more of this review »
White Fire by Douglas Preston
" Preston & Child finally return to their winning ways - a Pendergast tale in the classic vein, and a one off tale at that. While these novels are a bit of a guilty pleasure for me, with predictable plot lines, the characters are always lively,... " Read more of this review »
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Narziss and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse
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As I re-read this remarkable novel there were moments when I wondered why, at 16, I'd considered it one of my favourite books. Even until the last pages I was still appraising it as, yes, worthy, imaginative undeniably, intelligent irrefutably; warm,...more
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Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce
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An utterly resplendent story transcends whatever dated elements exist in this small, forgotten masterpiece for children in which love conquers time. Today its once-contemporary 1950s world is as lost to us as was then the Victorian era into which Tom...more
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My Father's Glory & My Mother's Castle by Marcel Pagnol
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A wise and poignant memoir from one of France's most popular film auteurs (Pagnol created the wonderful duology Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources), this is an elegy to his beloved Provence and the parents who reared...more
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