Dog Boy – Eva Hornung

Dog Boy by Eva Hornung Published by Viking Adult on March 18th 2010 Pages: 304 Goodreads A vivid, riveting novel about an abandoned boy who takes up with a pack of feral dogs Two million children roam the streets in late twentieth-century Moscow. A four-year-old boy named Romochka, abandoned by his mother and uncle, is […]

Ged Gillmore Author Interview

Here is the author interview I mentioned yesterday. Ged Gillmore is the author of the Bill Murdoch series of crime books, set in Sydney and the NSW Central Coast. Originally intending the first book in the series, Headland, to be a stand alone crime novel, Ged was encouraged by rave reviews from around the world […]

Growing up Brady – Barry Williams with Chris Kreski

I was so, so excited to find this book. I used to love watching The Brady Bunch. Everything was also so perfect, the siblings fought but made it up in the end. When something went wrong they stood up for each other. It was so different to my family. I just wonder if I made […]

Paratalk or torque?

Iron Will by James Maxwell Published by 47North on March 13th 2018 Pages: 416 Goodreads The epic conclusion to James Maxwell’s gripping fantasy series. The world is facing a war to end all wars, a confrontation that will destroy everything Dion and Chloe hold dear. With Palemon’s dragon army growing in number, time is running […]

Only the Animals – Ceridwen Dovey

Only the Animals by Ceridwen Dovey Published by Penguin Group on 2014 Pages: 248 Goodreads The souls of ten animals caught up in human conflicts over the last century tell their astonishing stories of life and death. In a trench on the Western Front a cat recalls her owner Colette’s theatrical antics in Paris. In […]

Dymocks, Bendigo

This is the last you’ll see from me of my trip to Bendigo last October, unless you see me on Facebook. I have one more photo which doesn’t fit into any category so I’m putting there at some stage. Dymocks is found inside a little shopping centre. If you pop inside the Bendigo Bank Central […]

Paratalk or torque?

My new column, with a title that somehow makes sense. From now on until I stop I will be examining a paragraph in whatever detail I choose. This is also a good time for guests to pop in and do their own paragraph. Today’s paragraph is from a book I took from my shelf with […]

The Swan Book – Alexis Wright

The Swan Book – Alexis Wright

The Swan Book by Alexis Wright on 2013 Pages: 354 Goodreads The Swan Book is set in the future, with Aboriginals still living under the Intervention in the north, in an environment fundamentally altered by climate change. It follows the life of a mute young woman called Oblivia, the victim of gang-rape by petrol-sniffing youths, […]

Book Now, Bendigo

Last October we took a brief visit to Bendigo. Naturally I insisted on looking at the bookshops available. We found two of them, one pre-loved and the other a Dymocks. This is the one choco-a-block with pre-loved books. This first photo is the outside of the shop. You can see it’s a lovely building and […]

Paratalk or torque?

My new column, with a title that somehow makes sense. From now on until I stop I will be examining a paragraph in whatever detail I choose. This is also a good time for guests to pop in and do their own paragraph. Today’s paragraph comes from a play. It’s a very special play as […]