Tag: award winner

Review: All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld

Review: All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld

Winner of the 2014 Miles Franklin Literary Award This is a mystery, but not that fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat thriller type. All the birds, singing is more a gradual revelation, but leaves you just as hungry for answers as the classic ‘who-dunnits”. I don’t really believe in re-writing the entire synopsis of… Read more »

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Review: The Turning, Tim Winton

Review: The Turning, Tim Winton

“Time doesn’t click on and on at the stroke. It comes and goes in waves and folds like water; it flutters and sifts like dust, rises, billows, falls back on itself.” Tim Winton is a beloved Australian author. I have only read one other novel by him (Breath), and I… Read more »

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Review: Even the Dogs, Jon McGregor

Review: Even the Dogs, Jon McGregor

(Winner of the 2012 International Dublin Literary Award) On a dismal winter’s day, somewhere in the midlands, the police discover a decaying corpse in a derelict apartment. This is Robert.  And so begins our journey through the underbelly of lower class England. Robert is a raging alcoholic whose wife and… Read more »

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Review: The Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling

Review: The Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling

(Goodreads Choice 2012 Winner) Pagford is a seemingly idyllic town nestled in the picturesque English countryside. It has cobbled streets; a beautiful Victorian church; a glimmering river and is the kind of place where everybody knows your name. But underneath this pleasant façade is the ugly truth: Pagford is a… Read more »

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