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Book Review – THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins

Book Review – THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games Synopsis Every year, twelve boys and twelve girls are chosen to take part in the Hunger Games. Watched by the entire nation, this is action-packed reality TV at its most exciting – and most dangerous. Katniss Everdeen has…

FLASH AND BONES by Kathy Reichs, Book Review

FLASH AND BONES by Kathy Reichs, Book Review

Flash and Bones by Kathy Reichs (Book 14, Temperance Brennan Novel) in enjoyable light listen/read for existing fans of this long-running crime series. Read my full review. Flash and Bones Synopsis Just as 200,000 fans are pouring into town for Race…

THE WHITE TIGER by Aravind Adiga, Book Review

THE WHITE TIGER by Aravind Adiga, Book Review

The White Tiger Synopsis Meet Balram Halwai, the ‘White Tiger’: servant, philosopher, entrepreneur and murderer. Balram, the White Tiger, was born in a backwater village on the River Ganges, the son of a rickshaw-puller. He works in a teashop, crushing…

JULIET NAKED by Nick Hornby, Book Review: Rough diamond

JULIET NAKED by Nick Hornby, Book Review: Rough diamond

Juliet Naked Synopsis Annie and Duncan are a mid-30s couple who have reached a fork in the road, realising their shared interest in the reclusive musician Tucker Crowe (in Duncan’s case, an obsession as well as an academic career) is…

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton, Review: A magical storyteller

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton, Review: A magical storyteller

Kate Morton’s The Forgotten Garden is a captivating and atmospheric story of secrets, family and memory that I highly recommend in audiobook. The Forgotten Garden Synopsis Thirty-eight-year-old Cassandra is lost, alone, and grieving. Her much-loved grandmother, Nell, has just died…

FALL GIRL by Toni Jordan, Book Review

FALL GIRL by Toni Jordan, Book Review

I really enjoyed Australian author Toni Jordan’s debut novel Addition because of its quirkiness and refreshing approach to chick lit (read my review), and so I eagerly awaited the publication of her second novel.

In Fall Girl Toni Jordan has created an interesting premise and quirky characters for the reader to be engaged and surprised by.

The Broken Shore by Peter Temple, Review: Deft observation

The Broken Shore by Peter Temple, Review: Deft observation

In The Broken Shore Peter Temple has created characters that display the darker side of humanity that is all too present in society, whether we choose to admit it or not.
There is a relentless and very personal message contained in The Broken Shore, a continual surging towards the delivery of justice in an imperfect world by imperfect people – symbolic of waves crashing into a shore. This is no pollyanna story – some readers may find the subject matter confronting (over and above the use of language I’ve already mentioned).