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BOOK REVIEW: Roger Rogerson by Duncan McNab – Four Stars

November 17, 2016


Roger Rogerson By Duncan McNab Hachette Australia ISBN 9780733634505 2016   If you have read any books about Australian crime in the 1970s and 1980s, the name Roger Rogerson most likely will not be a stranger to you. He was certainly no stranger to the news media, having actively courted them for years. More recently, […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Water Trade by Rob Smith

October 25, 2016


I have been reviewing to varying degrees of activity for a bit over eight years now and I have just started to review for the Online Book Club. And my first title to be reviewed through OBC is: The Water Trade Rob Smith Publisher: CreateSpace ISBN 9781534908314   History is one of my passions and […]

REVIEW: Thief’s Magic by Trudi Canavan

July 27, 2015


Thief’s Magic Millennium Rule 1 Trudi Canavan Orbit 2014 ISBN 9780356501123 This review was first posted over at A Writer Goes On A Journey. When the young student Tyen unearths an ancient book, it opens the door to a realm of mystery and danger. For it holds a clue to a disaster facing the world. […]

BOOK REVIEW: Yes Please by Amy Poehler

June 18, 2015


Yes Please Amy Poehler Picador 2014 ISBN: 9781743534151   Yes Please   In Australia, at least, Amy Poehler is something of a curiosity. Just like Tina Fey, Poehler was a well-known face in the US from her years on Saturday Night Live. But SNL was not part of the regular Australian television landscape. I had […]

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 […]

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: Comedy Rules by Jonathan Lynn

June 20, 2014


  Comedy Rules; from the Cambridge Footlights to Yes Prime Minister Jonathan Lynn Faber and Faber Limited 2011 9780571277964 Jonathan Lynn is not a household name to many of us. But a lot more of us know his work from the Yes Minister series that he co-wrote with Antony Jay. But as is usually the […]

UPDATED OPINION: Literary gender bias – how do we fix it?

May 30, 2014


UPDATE – well even the best of us can make a mistake and mugs like me can make even more. Thanks to Sarah (below) there is some Australian data on readership courtesy of the Australian Bureau of Statistics. No idea why this did not turn up during my search of the ABS website when I […]

BOOK REVIEW: Wool by Hugh Howey

May 8, 2014


Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 – 5) (Silo Saga) WoolHugh Howey2013 Arrow Books 9780099580485 I had previously come across a review of Wool complaining the story was disjointed. I did not find that to be the case at all. I thought the story generally flowed and read well. Wool is the story of a dystopian […]