Golden Son

Pierce Brown’s sequel to Golden Son does not disappoint. What began as an isolated display of strategic genius in Red Rising, now spills over into a far more encompassing effort to break “break… Continue reading

Breath

Hemingway says a writer should know his content fully and write it simply… clearly Winton was listening to this advice when he wrote ‘Breath.’ Set in Western Australia in the 1970’s and viscerally written,… Continue reading

The Weak Suffer What They Must

After hearing Yanis Varoufakis speak at the Sydney Writers Festival I went straight out and bought a copy of his book. For those of you interested in global economics at a tectonic level,… Continue reading

Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austin’s classic love story is still very readable for modern audiences and the relational dynamics explored remain universal. I first read this book as a teenager thanks to my sister’s enthusiasm for… Continue reading

The Garden of Eden

‘The Garden of Eden’ is one of Hemingway’s final works and was published posthumously. This character driven novel frolics though the European summer and follows the writer David Bourne and his wife Catherine… Continue reading

Graceling

Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight—she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece… Continue reading

Pieces of Sky

Pieces of Sky is an effortless read from beginning to end. The voices are real, the emotional tenor rings true and within pages I was hooked. In a clever way the narrative progression… Continue reading

A Moveable Feast

Reading ‘A Moveable Feast’ is a sensory indulgence. The narrative follows Hemingway though his early years in Paris and gives insight into the art scene of Europe during this exciting time in history. … Continue reading

A Visit from the Goon Squad

“Bennie is an aging former punk rocker and record executive. Sasha is the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Here Jennifer Egan brilliantly reveals their pasts, along with the inner lives of a host of… Continue reading

Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises

‘The Sun Also Rises’ takes readers into the beating heart of the Spanish fiesta. The central characters of Hemingway’s story find themselves tangled up in late night cafes and wine bars while in… Continue reading