Book review: Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan

Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan, Text Publishing, ISBN 9781922182722, RRP $26 Anyone who’s read Will Grayson, Will Grayson (hereafter known as WG, WG) knows the eponymous characters weren’t necessarily the star of that show, um, book. No, the star was definitely Tiny Cooper, WG1’s best friend and WG2’s short-term boyfriend. Tiny […]

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Book review: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

Ishiguro returns with an intriguing, infuriating masterpiece The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro, Faber & Faber, ISBN 9780571315048, RRP $36.99 It’s been ten years since Ishiguro’s last novel, Never Let Me Go*. Ten long years for Ishiguro fans like me. The announcement of a new novel was a welcome relief. The Buried Giant is the […]

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March picture book roundup part 2

The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade by Davina Bell, illustrated by Allison Colpys, Scribe, ISBN 9781925106206, RRP $30 (hardcover) Picture book stories can sometimes be a bit “out there” but they’re also a really good way to address things with kids that they might not want to talk about head-on. And let’s face it, often-times they are […]

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Book review: The Chimes by Anna Smaill

The Chimes by Anna Smaill, Sceptre, ISBN 9781444794533, RRP$34.99 What if we didn’t remember things? What if memory meant so little to us that we let things go, not even knowing what they were? What if our world was so full of music, both beautiful and dangerous, that it crowded out our memories? That’s the […]

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Book review: There Will Be Lies by Nick Lake

There Will Be Lies by Nick Lake, Bloomsbury, ISBN9781408856000, RRP $24.99 Some books you read the blurb for and get rather excited about. Expectations run high… which can always lead to dashed hopes. That rather dramatic opening is basically my way of saying I really had high hopes for There Will Be Lies but ultimately […]

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