Review: The Fictional Woman by Tara Moss

If you have ever heard Tara Moss speak you will know that she is smart, articulate and passionate. The same goes for her writing as crime novelist, blogger and journalist. The Fictional Woman is her first non-fiction book and it reflects all the things she is known for: thorough research, attention-grabbing human stories and aContinue reading “Review: The Fictional Woman by Tara Moss”

Book Review: You’ll Be Sorry When I’m Dead by Marieke Hardy (2011)

Marieke Hardy is one fiesty lady. I know her best from her regular spot as reviewer on the ABC’s The Book Club with Jennifer Byrne but she is also a widely published writer across print, screen and radio. Though I probably disagree with her more often than not, I absolutely adore Ms Hardy. Hardy hasContinue reading “Book Review: You’ll Be Sorry When I’m Dead by Marieke Hardy (2011)”

Book Review: After America by John Birmingham (2010)

After America follows John Birmingham’s action tale Without Warning, whereby the majority of the US continent is destroyed by a mystery energy field known as ‘The Wave’. The second book in the series picks up not long after the first, reuniting us with familiar characters and introducing an entirely new world that no longer featuresContinue reading “Book Review: After America by John Birmingham (2010)”

Book Review: The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

Narrated by Tony as he reflects on his life (we don’t know the retiree’s age, only that he feels old) the story follows an encounter with a girlfriend from his past which leads to the biographical introspection and a return to his youthful ways. The story is divided into two sections. The first is Tony’sContinue reading “Book Review: The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes”

Review: Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

A tale of a young US bombardier based with his squadron in Italy in WWII, Catch-22 is considered a modern classic and is on many people’s must-read list (perhaps because the term is in our everyday lexicon). The main character Yossarian is tired of flying missions and has been plotting various schemes to get himselfContinue reading “Review: Catch-22 by Joseph Heller”