Back in February I shared my 2017 Reading Challenge choices, and I bet you’re wondering how I’m going!! Well…I’ve finished four of them, and started two more – 15% done for 25% of the year. Not great. It’s not that I’m not reading (I’m actually reading way too much) it’s that other books keep getting… Continue reading Updates for 2017 Reading Challenge
The Massacre of Mankind by Stephen Baxter My rating: 5 of 5 stars I know Baxter has a brilliant scientific mind and a vivid writing style, which makes this masterpiece all the more special: where HG Wells set his War of the Worlds in the future, with science yet to prove the assumptions of the… Continue reading Review: The Massacre of Mankind
A couple of weeks ago I had the rare opportunity to read the book *and* see the film, thanks to Hachette Australia, who selected my Twitter account at random and sent me the book with tickets. By the time I had the chance to tackle either, the film had only five days to go in… Continue reading The film was just as good as the book!!
The Hate Race by Maxine Beneba Clarke My rating: 5 of 5 stars If this was my story, I don’t know that I would be so eloquent and calm. I’d have lost my mind completely, a mental wreck! But for the grace of my white skin… But it’s Maxine Beneba Clarke’s story, and she brings… Continue reading Review: The Hate Race
Down the Hume by Peter Polites My rating: 5 of 5 stars What grabbed me first about this book was the almost rambling style in which it’s written: it didn’t seem to have structure, or follow any ‘rules of writing’, but without being able to explain why, I was compelled to keep reading to see… Continue reading Review: Down the Hume
Where the Woods Grow Wild by Nathan Philbrick My rating: 4 of 5 stars I love Philbrick’s backstory-balance: he gives us enough, but he also withholds plenty. Who is Hergelo Stump? What is his bucket room? Why does he rarely leave it? How does Bardun Village fit into the world in which it’s set? I… Continue reading Review: Where the Woods Grow Wild
Shift by Hugh Howey My rating: 5 of 5 stars Hugh Howey has written of a world so intriguing that all I want is to know everything about it. How did it come to be? Where are they? How many others survived? What was it they survived? I don’t care which questions he chooses to… Continue reading Review: Shift