Book review: Travel Bites by the Hungry Traveller

Travel Bites by the Hungry Traveller, Wattle Publishing, ISBN 9781908959133, purchase direct Two things are guaranteed to get people sharing photos on social media. One is travel. The other is food.* Travel Bites combines both in a quick easy read. The only downside? No photos. Sad face. Still, there are recipes which is damn awesome. […]

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Book review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, Doubleday, ISBN 9780857522320, RRP NZ$36.99 Unreliable narrators are all the rage these days, as are unlikeable narrators. It’s a fine line though, unreliable can veer into the ridiculous while unlikeable can end up unreadable. It takes a good author (and a good editor, I suspect) to keep […]

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An Unreal House Filled with Real Storms – Elizabeth Knox

Not so much a book as a … bound pamphlet? (in the traditional sense), An Unreal House Filled with Real Storms is a print edition of Elizabeth Knox’s inaugural Margaret Mahy Memorial Lecture, that she originally delivered in August 2014. How lucky those were who could be there to hear it! Just reading it is a […]

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The Monster Hunter: The Adventures of Benjamin Gaul by Kit Cox

The Monster Hunter: The Adventures of Benjamin Gaul by Kit Cox, Book Guild Publishing, ISBN 9781909984943 Monsters, kids, steampunk, Victorian, orphans – The Monster Hunter seems to hit every touchpoint that’s big right now in storytelling. Fortunately it’s also a fun and intriguing read, and one that will leave you looking forward to the next […]

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