Run Thomas Run by Kate Carty

Run Thomas Run by Kate Carty, Escalator Press, ISBN 9780473295240 Novels about Assyrians, Iraq and the 1991 and 2003 wars/invasions/emancipations(?) aren’t exactly a “genre” for New Zealand writers but Kate Carty is uniquely set up to have produced this novel. According to her bio she married into an Assyrian Iraqi family which probably explains why […]

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The Sunken by S.C. Green

The Sunken by S.C. Green, Grymm & Epic Publishing, available on Amazon. It’s 1830s London. Increasing numbers of dragons are invading the city. King George III is still alive but slowly degenerating into a mad, flesh-eating, blood-sucking monster. Science, art and engineering are the politics, religion and philosophy of the masses and the Royal Society […]

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Shifting Colours by Fiona Sussman

My short review of Shifting Colours by Fiona Sussman from the NZ Herald on Sunday: Shifting Colours by Fiona Sussman (Alison & Busby) A beautiful and emotional story, Shifting Colours takes us back to apartheid South Africa, exploring maternal love and social bonds. Miriam is black and is adopted by the white employers of her […]

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Reach by Laurence Fearnley

Reach by Laurence Fearnley, Penguin, ISBN 9780143571728, RRP $38 You know how sometimes you start reading a book and you think about the characters in a certain way and then they change and you realise you were totally assuming they were this type of character, when it turns out they’re actually not, and it’s a […]

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