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In a world where we share and consume private moments every day on social media, a longer-form source of solidarity through lived experiences can be an irresistible read. Hereâ€™s a fistful of canny Australian authors whoâ€™ve laid down their own lives on paper for our voyeuristic pleasure in 2014.
It is often said that the original novel is better than the film adaptation. Die-hard Harry Potter fans have been known to cast the Avada Kedavra curse on people who rave about the movies, yet somewhat shamefully have not yet touched the pages of the novels.
Japanese author Haruki Murakami, who gained prominence through works such as IQ84, The Wind-up Bird Chronicle, and Kafka on the Shore, has returned with his 13th novel Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.
There is a huge amount of technology that has successfully intertwined itself within our lives; Facebook and Google to name a few. Dave Eggerâ€™s recent novel, The Circle, draws upon this and builds a world with complete openness and sharing.
Internet memes may draw attention into someoneâ€™s unique talents, such as the overly attached girlfriend and her remarkable parody of Justin Beiberâ€™s Boyfriend, or â€œALL THE THINGSâ€ and Allie Broshâ€™s amazing online blog and equally amazing â€˜self helpâ€™ book.
There appears to be a strong consistency between teenage, never-been-kissed, flat-chested, who-could-ever-love-me heroines dominating the young adult fiction in the past few years; at least, those are the ones movie producers adapt to film.