Books

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Direct, personal book about dying

 

Australian author Cory Taylor's slim memoir is one to cherish, to return to occasionally and ponder anew, reviewer Elspeth McLean writes.

Well worth staying the distance

Well worth staying the distance

Mike Crowl enjoys a slow burning page turner. 

One strictly for the Gaiman fans

One strictly for the Gaiman fans Paul Tankard finds Neil Gaiman's latest work an easy read, but not compelling.

Power of the mind shines through

Power of the mind shines through What if you were stuck in a coma unable to see, feel or move, but able to hear?

Grotesque, confrontational and confessional

Grotesque, confrontational and confessional Robin Wasserman's speedy bullet of a novel is a compelling portrayal of the damage caused by complete self-obsession, peer pressure and herd mentality.

Novel unsettles as old attitudes resonate today

Novel unsettles as old attitudes resonate today Anna Hope's The Ballroom is a redemptive but unnerving tale.

Children's picture books

Children's picture books

Helen Speirs reviews a selection of picture books for children.

Junior reading

Junior reading

A round-up of the latest books for young readers reviewed by Laura Hewson.

Focus on scientists' freedom of speech

Focus on scientists' freedom of speech

In this short monograph Shaun Hendy tackles thorny questions of truth, fact and communication in science.

African story will keep you up past bedtime

African story will keep you up past bedtime

Robert Glancy's novel swings from wild humour to satire to terror - often within the same page.