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Book Review – The Tempest Prognosticator

by Isobel Dixon (Umuzi) ISBN 978-1-4152-0161-9 I think that when selecting a book of poetry, it is almost impossible to gauge the real meaning of it just by standing at the shelf and browsing through it. Poetry is deep writing and sometimes the meaning escapes…

Book Review – The Family Fang

by Kevin Wilson (Picador) ISBN: 9780330545341 It’s funny, well written and, even though it is only the first week of January, I already know this is going to be my favourite book of the year. The story of the Family Fang is rich in images…

Book Review – The Best of Me

by Nicholas Sparks (Sphere) ISBN 9781847443212 Amanda, a popular girl from a well-to-do family, and Dawson, a rugged teenager from the wrong side of town, are young and in love. Their contradictory upbringings feed their romance and they set their ideals on the hopes of…

Book Review – Justin Bonello Cooks For Friends

by Justin Bonello (Penguin) ISBN 978-0-14-352829-6 Well it’s a cook book. With a famous name on the cover. This is perhaps this is all you need to sell such a book. And it was the reason I bought it for my TV-chef fan Grandfather. So…

Book Review – Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang

by Chelsea Handler (Grand Central Publishing) ISBN: 9780446552431 I read "Are you there Vodka? It's me, Chelsea" and enjoyed it. However, “Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang” made me cringe. When you resort to stupid situations for laughs you need a new gig. The first chapter about…

Book Review – Cell 8

by Roslund & Hellstrom (Quercus) ISBN: 978 1 84916 147 3 This crime novel starts with John Meyer Frey on death row for murder but he dies before the sentence is carried out. Later he is found alive in Sweden and Detective Ewert Grens wants…

Book Review – A Visit From The Goon Squad

by Jennifer Egan (Corsair) ISBN: 9781780330969 Sometimes you read a book and you wonder. In a good and a bad way. A Visit from the Goon Squad is like reading a gritty version of the film Love Actually. It is an ensemble piece. Vignettes of lives…

Book Review – Little Star

by John Ajvide Lindqvist (Quercus) ISBN 978-0-85738-511-6 Whether I wanted to or not, I couldn't put this unusual book down. I needed to find a point from which I could unravel the author's thoughts. A corner of a plastic bag moves in the snow. It…

Book Review – The 12 Days of Christmas

The Australian Women’s Weekly - Christmas and The 12 days of Christmas (ACP Books)  ISBN 9781742450490 and ISBN 9781863969017 When I run out of Christmas dinner and decoration ideas and can’t find what I like in magazines, I know I’ll succeed with the Australian Women’s…
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