Category: Literature In Review

If you’ve ever struggled, be prepared for Clare Bowditch's 'Your Own Kind of Girl' to find a home close to your heart

If you’ve ever struggled, be prepared for Clare Bowditch's 'Your Own Kind of Girl' to find a home close to your heart

[Allen & Unwin; 2019] Your Own Kind of Girl is the book Claire Bowditch promised herself at 21 she’d write ...
Local author S G Bryant's 'Taken In' tackles suffragettes, injustice, and baby farming in gripping fashion

Local author S G Bryant's 'Taken In' tackles suffragettes, injustice, and baby farming in gripping fashion

Review by Jessica Conway If you’re looking for a ripping read this summer, Taken In by local author S G ...
[Book Review] Patti Smith - 'Year of the Monkey' - Smith writes with a cool companionability that makes the reader into a travelling partner

[Book Review] Patti Smith – ‘Year of the Monkey’ – Smith writes with a cool companionability that makes the reader into a travelling partner

Year Of The Monkeyby Patti Smith[Bloomsbury Publishing; 2019] Patti Smith is back in the saddle with a travel diary that’s ...
[Book Review] 'Cari Mora' by Thomas Harris [William Heinemann; 2019]

[Book Review] ‘Cari Mora’ by Thomas Harris [William Heinemann; 2019]

Cari Mora. It’s not The Silence of the Lambs, I’m gonna rip that band-aid off right now. Granted no author ...
[Book Review] 'Dayglo: The Poly Styrene Story' by Celeste Bell and Zoë Howe [Omnibus Press; 2019]

[Book Review] ‘Dayglo: The Poly Styrene Story’ by Celeste Bell and Zoë Howe [Omnibus Press; 2019]

From punk-rock rocket to Hare Krishna diva, the Poly Styrene story was a wild ride with a lithium-fuelled interlude. Oh ...
[Book Review] Casey Cep - 'Furious Hours' [William Heinemann: London; 2019]

[Book Review] Casey Cep – ‘Furious Hours’ [William Heinemann: London; 2019]

Ugh, mixed feelings. At the outset I want to say this is a good book. However it suffers from a ...
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[Book Review] Malala Yousafzai – ‘We Are Displaced’ [Weidenfeld & Nicolson; 2019]

Review by Cara Lennon Malala Yousafzai entered the public consciousness in a big way when she was attacked going to ...
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[Book Review] ‘Tales From The Inner City’ by Shaun Tan [Allen and Unwin]

Review by Cara Lennon Shaun Tan’s Tales from the Inner City is a collection of short stories about a people ...
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[Book Review] ‘Fire and Fury’ by Michael Wolff [Little, Brown; 2018]

Review by Cara Lennon Well. It’s hard to put a finger on why this book feels trashy, but it does ...
Lily Allen My Thoughts Exactly

[Book Review] Lily Allen – My Thoughts Exactly [Penguin Books Australia]

Review by Jessica Conway “Wow, I guess life happened to you didn’t it?” I thought telepathically to Lily Allen upon ...
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