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Started by Karen Redlich in Adventure/War Mar 21.

Dystopia...with a difference

Not your average post-apocalyptic tales...Continue

Started by Karen Redlich in Adventure/War Mar 16.

Eyrie / by Tim Winton

Tim Winton likes to write about broken people, which is another way of saying he just writes about people.  We are all damaged by the events of our lives, more or less, and the ways we deal with that damage make for really good storytelling.  In this novel, Tom Keely is a pill-popping, alcoholic former environmentalist who has withdrawn from the arena of public conflict in order to live in a fleabag high-rise apartment building.  A chance encounter with a girl from his childhood, Gemma, and her…Continue

Started by Kim Allen Scott in Australian Author Mar 14.

Notes From a Small Island / by Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson is a very funny man, but he did not get that way without practice.  This early work (copyright 1995) is hardly as entertaining as some of his later books, but it is still well worth your time and shows the origins of the author's razor-sharp wit.  Bryson describes his adopted country during a farewell tour just prior to moving his family to the United States and leaves no opportunity unmet to describe Britain’s charm and its drawbacks.  I found it interesting to read this book after…Continue

Started by Kim Allen Scott in Non-fiction Mar 10.

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