Category: Literature In Review

[Book Review] Tobias McCorkell's 'Everything In Its Right Place' tackles themes of family, sexuality, class and adolescence with empathy and vitality

[Book Review] Tobias McCorkell’s ‘Everything In Its Right Place’ tackles themes of family, sexuality, class and adolescence with empathy and vitality

Review by Vince Leigh Melbourne author Tobias McCorkell spent the first 25 years of his life in Coburg. He has ...
Fernanda Melchor's 'Hurricane Season' fires out a juicy-ugly stream of consciousness on witches, bitches, and assholes

Fernanda Melchor’s ‘Hurricane Season’ fires out a juicy-ugly stream of consciousness on witches, bitches, and assholes

[Text Publishing; 2020] This was a tricky beast. The premise is grabbing but it lets go pretty quickly and leaves ...
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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