Category Archives: Australia

The Rosie Effect

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion 2014 / 352 pages Read by Dan O’Grady 7h 32m Rating:  7.5 / fiction (humor) This is the sequel to The Rosie Project (which I guess I neglected to review!)  and,  as with most sequels, it  loses … Continue reading

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The Sound of One Hand Clapping

The Sound of One Hand Clapping by Richard Flanagan 1997 / 425 pages rating  8.5 / contemp fict – Australia With this novel I’ve read all of Flanagan’s books except Death of a River Guide – my favorite by far … Continue reading

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Questions of Travel

Questions of Travel by Michele de Kretzer 2013 / 481 pages rating:  5 /contemp fiction Well whaddaya know-  one of the epigraphs in de Kretzer’s book is from E.M. Forster’s Howard’s End (which I just barely finished).   The epigraph: “Under cosmopolitanism, … Continue reading

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The Love Artist: A Novel

The Love Artist: A Novel by Jane Alison 2002/222 pages Rating:  7 /fantasy romance set in the past I’m taking the Coursera class in Historical Fiction and this is one of the highlighted books.  I’m going to try to get to some … Continue reading

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Fly Away Peter

Fly Away Peter by David Malouf  (Australia) 1982 / 134 pages rating:  7.5 / historical fiction This stayed on my tbr shelf for so long because for some reason I thought it was by O.E. Rolvaag and the third of … Continue reading

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Cocaine Blues

Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood (Australia) 1989 / 175 pages read by Stephanie Daniel / 5h 50m rating: C- Well I’ve been wanting to try a Phryne Fisher book and at the moment I found I could use a book … Continue reading

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The Slap

 by Chris Tsiolkas – 2010/496 pages  narrated by Alex Dimitriades/ 15h. 42m.  rating 6 (mixed)  I am sooooo glad I am finished with this book.  I feel a bit dirty and like I’ve been overly  involved    with a soap-opera. … Continue reading

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Ransom

by David Malouf  2009/ 224 pages/ rating 8.5    Australian poet and author Malouf writes beautifully clear, passionate almost mesmerizing prose, mostly short novels of historical fiction with some fascinating premises. In the last two I’ve read he has filled blanks … Continue reading

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