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Review: Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

August 3, 2015 |

I had heard a lot about this book before I started reading it, from friends, from critics, from the Internet, all talking about how good it was, how clever it was, how it could make you well up with emotion and start laughing in the same sentence. And yet, it still took me years to pick up the book, and to get past the fact that it was co-authored.

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Review: The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave

July 8, 2015 |

“It occurs to him that with each tick of the clock the memory of his mother fades, and she slips away. He feels, with a rush of iced wind across his heart, that even by just lying there he is losing her, little by little. He closes his eyes and attempts with reasonable success to ransack his memory and conjure up images of her. He hopes by doing this that he will prevent her from melting away completely. He wants, deep down, to remember her back into existence.” Read More

Review: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

April 6, 2015 |

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.’”

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Exciting Reads for 2015

March 31, 2015 |

As one month ends and a new one begins, I decided it was time to look at some of the most exciting book releases so far of 2015, and what’s left to come. Read More

Review: Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente

March 25, 2015 |

“Remember this when you are queen,” he whispered hoarsely. “I moved the earth and the water for you.” Read More

Review: The Strays by Emily Bitto

February 27, 2015 |

The Strays, the debut novel from Melbourne writer Emily Bitto, manages to strike the reader with its intensity, atmospheric writing, and occasional shock value. Read More

Book Review: Off Track Planet’s Travel Guide For The Young, Sexy And Broke

January 23, 2015 |

Reading, travelling and reading about travelling; these are joys that are shared by many, and there are endless travel guides available out there to satisfy any case of bookworm or wanderlust. Off Track Planet’s Travel Guide For The Young, Sexy And Broke offers something a little different, however. Perhaps a little unorthodox in comparison to your typical travel guides, it offers insight into globetrotting in an educational and entertaining manner that is relevant to our society of new-experience-addicts.

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Review: Jimi Hendrix’s Starting At Zero

January 4, 2015 |

Treat yourself to a belated Christmas present by picking up Jimi Hendrix’s biography titled Starting At Zero, and let yourself be inspired by the words of the globally renowned guitar hero and ultimate musical legend. Read More

Book Review: We Need To Talk About Kevin

January 3, 2015 |

This novel is like watching a bus crash, but in a good way. You are 90% sure that something terribly awful is going to occur, but you are holding onto the hope that it doesn’t. Silly, naïve you. Read More

Book Review: The Maze Runner

September 18, 2014 |

All Thomas knows when he wakes up in a strange elevator to a crowd full of faces is his name. Read More

Book Review: Fangirl

May 6, 2014 |

After spending their entire lives living the in the same room, going to the same parties and sharing each other’s clothes, identical twins Cath and Wren (Catherine, get it?!) go to college living in separate dorms. Read More

Book Review: The Circle

April 29, 2014 |

There is a huge amount of technology that has successfully intertwined itself within our lives; Facebook and Google to name a few. Dave Egger’s recent novel, The Circle, draws upon this and builds a world with complete openness and sharing. Read More

Book Review: Hyperbole and a Half

April 7, 2014 |

Internet memes may draw attention into someone’s unique talents, such as the overly attached girlfriend and her remarkable parody of Justin Beiber’s Boyfriend, or “ALL THE THINGS” and Allie Brosh’s amazing online blog and equally amazing ‘self help’ book. Read More