Book review: Minton Goes! by Anna Fienberg and Kim Gamble

Minton Goes! by Anna Fienberg and Kim Gamble, Allen & Unwin, ISBN9781760111960 When you think “cute characters for kids” you don’t immediately think “spotty salamander”, unless, that is, you’ve met the delightful Minton. Yes, Minton our eponymous hero is a salamander and what an energetic little fellow he turns out to be. Minton Goes! is […]

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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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Pop Goes The Weasel by M.J. Arlidge

Pop Goes the Weasel by M.J. Arlidge, Penguin, ISBN9781405914963, RRP $37 M.J. Arlidge’s debut novel Eeny Meeny introduced us to DI Helen Grace and Arlidge’s particular brand of crime/thriller/police procedural.  With Pop Goes the Weasel he tells the story of a new killer while picking up the pieces from the ending of Eeny Meeny. DI […]

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