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Salvation of a Saint

September 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Keigo Higashino. Salvation of a saint, translated by Alexander O. Smith with Elye J. Alexander, London: Little, Brown, 2012. ISBN: 9781408704196 “…You have to understand , I take my life plan very seriously. More seriously...

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Tarcutta Wake by Josephine Rowe

September 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, 2012 Short stories ‘I am sorry that it hurt you. But even so, it was something I carried around with me. Something folded small that I could take out...

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Review by Amy Licciardello. It’s hard to know where to begin with Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five. The novel blurs genre: historical fiction, autobiography and science fiction twist together and form something entirely unique to Vonnegut....

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A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

March 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Review by Michael Scutti I visited New Orleans in 2012 and even then it had not fully recovered from Katrina’s unwelcome landing in 2005. I went to a bar in the French Quarter and struck...

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Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones

March 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Review by Judith Jensen, CityLibraries Townsville “A person entranced by a book forgets to breathe” says Mr Watts in Mister Pip. Such was my experience in reading, Mr Pip by Lloyd Jones. Jones cleverly positions the reader alongside...

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Review by Alison Miles ‘I can’t believe you morons actually buy this shit.’ – Banksy. A bit of a misleading book title; what made you think you were going to meet the real Banksy, see...

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The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry, by Jon Ronson. Book Review by Michael Scutti, CityLibraries Townsville. Someone is sending mysterious packages to academics around the world. Inside the package is a book...

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