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DVD Review: Fiona O’Loughlin’s Greatest Hits

May 13, 2015


Endorphins are one of those curious things where the right thing or combination of things sees the body release a rush of endorphins into our system  which makes us feel good. Without the hangovers. And two things in particular seem to always give me the happy hormone hit. One is a good feed of a […]

BOOK REVIEW: Life and Laughing; My Story by Michael McIntyre

May 5, 2015


Life and Laughing; My Story Michael McIntyre Penguin 2010 978-0141045672     So who is Michael McIntyre? That was my thought when Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow started appearing on Australian television. For sure, he was clearly a bloody good stand up and my comedy journal has a more than few notes for my benefit on […]

REVIEW: Kitty Flanagan DVD Twin Pack

April 16, 2015


It has been bloody ages since I reviewed a DVD so here’s one at last. And not just a single DVD but a mega-double-disc set, selling both of Kitty Flanagan’s two current DVDs in the one package at much the same price as the cost of either one by itself. Being a battling author and […]

MUSIC REVIEW: Overdrive by Shonen Knife

January 19, 2015


      Overdrive   I do not normally review music but sometimes I come across something that I think worth mentioning. And so I turn to the sounds of Shonen Knife. Shonen Knife is a Japanese female pop-punk band that has achieved cult status. They were first formed as a three-piece in 1981 and […]

REVIEW: Emergence by John Birmingham

January 16, 2015


Emergence Dave Hooper 1 John Birmingham Macmillan Australia 2015 9781742614045  This was first published at A Writer Goes On A Journey. Ordinary man unexpectedly clashes with the fantastic. Ordinary man mysteriously acquires fantastic abilities. Ordinary man has become a super hero. It all sounds a bit like an old DC Comics tired theme. But John […]

BOOK REVIEW: Official Book Club Selection

January 16, 2015


Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin Kathy Griffin Random House Publishing Group 2010 ISBN 9780345518569   Some of my catch up reading over the holiday period included Official Book Club Selection; Memoir According to Kathy Griffin. And I am glad I finally got to it. Kathy Griffin is one of those […]

BOOK REVIEW: Half A King by Joe Abercrombie

December 9, 2014


first published at A Writer Goes On A Journey Half A King Joe Abercrombie The Shattered Sea 1 2014 Harper Collins 9780007558483   After reading Abercrombie’s brutal novel, Red Country, I was not sure what to expect with this new one, Half A King. It was only after I had finished reading it that I […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Empty Throne by Bernard Cornwell

December 6, 2014


first published at A Writer Goes On A Journey The Empty Throne Bernard Cornwell The Warrior Chronicles 8 Harper Collins 2014 978-0-00-750417-6 One of the great things about reviewing books is being given books to read. I rarely have to buy books any longer unless it is something for a particular purpose or it is […]

BOOK REVIEW: Ned Kelly: Under the Microscope

December 3, 2014


Ned Kelly: Under the Microscope Editor: Craig Cormick CSIRO Publishing 2014 When I was first offered the chance to review this title, at first I thought ‘not another Kelly history/biography, taking either a decided pro-Kelly or anti-Kelly stance.’ But I know the editor, Craig Cormick and have high regard for his work so decided to […]

REVIEW: The Falcon Throne by Karen Miller – intrigue plus!

September 16, 2014


Originally posted on A Writer Goes on a Journey:
The Falcon Throne The Tarnished Crown Book 1 Karen Miller 2014 9780733629150 Karen Miller has a strong record as an author of gripping fantasy fiction. I was therefore glad to get my hands on a review of copy of The Falcon Throne, the start of her…