February 2018

The Museum of Broken Relationships by Olinka Vistica and Drazen Grubisic

Reviewed by Norrie Sanders How many couples can say that their breakup led to the establishment of an international institution? Zagreb art professionals Olinka Vištica and Dražen Grubišić had a four year love affair before a quiet dissolution.  In the inevitable sorting of mutual property, they agreed to retain a windup fluffy toy as the

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Blood Fury by J.R.Ward

  Reviewed by Rod McLary Blood runs freely in this novel by J R Ward – blood in all its manifestations: lineage, killings and, most apposite for this book, feeding on blood by the Vampires. Blood Fury is set in a world [perhaps this one] where Vampires co-exist with humans but are threatened by the

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FREAKS ON THE LOOSE by Leigh Hobbs

Reviewed by Angela Marie The assignment – Review a children’s book. Where to start? Step One : Locate someone with a great sense of humour and an appreciation of artwork, and a voracious appetite for reading. And ensure that this person fits the target audience. Enter Rocco, a lover of the novels of Roald Dahl,

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The Passengers by Eleanor Limprecht

Reviewed by Rod McLary Sarah and Hannah, her grand-daughter, are travelling by cruise ship from San Diego to Sydney repeating a trip which Sarah made sixty-eight years previously but in the other direction. Sarah was a war bride and, in the last few weeks of the Second War World, married an American serviceman from Virginia. 

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Incredible Floridas by Stephen Orr

Reviewed by Rod McLary The title of this book is taken from a poem – The Drunken Boat – written at age 16 by the enfant terrible of French poetry Arthur Rimbaud.  The Drunken Boat believes it is freely floating but instead it is being guided by the ‘poem of the sea’ and sees splendid

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Good Friday by Lynda LaPlante

Reviewed by Mike Clarke Lynda La Plante CBE is a prolific English author, screenwriter and actress. In 2009 she was inducted into the Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame. In 2013 La Plante was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Forensic Science Society (FSSoc). She was the first non-scientist to be awarded this honour for

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