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Altered Land by Jules Hardy
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The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue
The Sealed Letter
by Emma Donoghue (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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Telling the story of a Victorian divorce, this novel underlines just how far we have come in terms of women’s liberation since those times. Though slow at the start, it comes into its own as the court case begins and the prose becomes almost playful ...more
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The Sealed Letter
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Mr Lynch's Holiday by Catherine O'Flynn
Mr Lynch's Holiday
by Catherine O'Flynn (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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Catherine O’Flynn is such a class act, I would read anything she put out there, so it was great to find this one in the book shop. The trouble was, I didn’t like it half as much as the previous two. I made an assumption that the humour that character ...more
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Mr Lynch's Holiday by Catherine O'Flynn
Mr Lynch's Holiday
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Windchill Summer by Norris Church Mailer
Windchill Summer
by Norris Church Mailer
read in December, 2014
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I think apart from one or two characters, everyone in this book was nice. Loads and loads of really nice characters getting along together. Even the nasty ones had a nice side. In such a book I would have expected little tension and few reasons to re ...more
Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas
Barracuda
by Christos Tsiolkas
read in November, 2014
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This features the author’s familiar blueprint of gay Greek-Australians in Melbourne, married up to a compelling plot involving a promising swimmer who loses his way after he loses a crucial race. It skips backwards and forwards in time, and keeps jus ...more
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Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
Zeitoun
by Dave Eggers
read in November, 2014
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A very readable and often shocking non-fiction account of one family’s experience during Hurricane Katrina. I’m glad to have read it, and learned a lot from it – particularly the connection between the disaster and the ‘War on Terror’ – which wouldn’ ...more
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