You only need to look at the cover of this book to know it’s going to be a dark, gritty thriller. Set in Ireland, it has two stories running simultaneously. We start with a 17 year old crime. Sean Hennessey has just been released from prison after serving time for murdering his parents and attempting
A new addition to their award-winning Reading the City Series, The Book of Tehran from Comma Press (edited by Fereshteh Ahmadi) is a beautiful, insightful peek into a lesser-explored area of the world and the literature that such a diverse and troubled city can produce. A selection of Iran’s best known writers merge together into
Defy the darkness. Defend the light. I was lucky enough to get an ARC of book two in Gwynne’s Of Blood and Bone series after having just finished the first. As a result, I was able to jump right back into the world with no break. As the title suggests, this is a time of blood,
When it comes to the canon of literature, Australian writers do not get nearly enough credit. This review is my effort to change that. For Tasmanian author Robbie Arnott’s Flames is an ambitious and powerful example of magical realism, in which the author explores the nature of grief and family bonds in ways they have
I just read Dante and the Lobster over coffee and an unnecessarily large amount of mini flapjacks. Now that I’m nicely buzzed on caffeine and sugar I won’t hold off telling you how brilliant it is. I might even insist that you read it, READ IT NOW. It is delightful. Lighthearted in its tone, and
‘Not tonight, Ian.’ ‘You’re bleeding, I know you are.’ Ian could smell her. Wanted her. He leant over and pulled back the bed covers to expose her bare shoulder. He touched it. Licked her ear. He’d had to learn how to do it gently. This was what she liked. He pressed up against her back.