By Sally Seltmann
Sally Seltmann has made some great music but her debut novel ‘Lovesome’ is cynical & unimaginative. Art student Joni & rock-star friend Annabelle are sooo obviously both BOTH Seltmann herself it’s embarrasing. Ergo, their carefree adventures of 1995 in affluent inner Sydney, at quirky French bistros, photoshoots & vintage markets, scan as spacey conceit. There are about 3 pages of tension total, involving crushes who are also visual artists & musicians. Jonis’ (read: Seltmann’s) goofy, hopeless romanticism is endearing & sweet, but her pretentious undertones are distracting & ultimately irritating. Recommended for: Teen fic lovers only, especially those already dreaming about imminent artskool lyfe…
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By Alexander Masters
A twisty fabulous mystery which will surprise and delight you. This book had me questioning my own assumptions and biases. Its also a true story and a great read.
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By Emily St John Mandel
An apocalyptic novel without zombies! An excellent novel where the world population is decimated by flu. An excellent book offering a different view of the world after our world.
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By Michael McGuire
A fast paced and engrossing read. The aviation world is brought to their knees after 4 passenger jet liners disappear. Halfway through the story an unexpected dark twist that will keep you reading and thinking about your next flight. Not for the fainthearted.
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The most breathtakingly beautiful detective story you will ever watch. This almost- biography of Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh is animated with 65,000 oil paintings! More than 100 painters in 20 countries brought it to life, and there’s genuinely nothing like it. If you have even the faintest interest in film, art, or animation, or love a good ol’ ‘whodunnit?’, Loving Vincent is unmissable. Grab the blu-ray edition for an exceptionally stunning viewing experience.
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This film is also on Kanopy, our free streaming app!
Nicholas Charles Sparks is an American romance novelist and screenwriter. He has published more than twenty novels and two non-fiction books. He is a master of poignant love stories. In his novels there’s no great love without some loss and his characters frequently are faced with a difficult challenge before proving they’re worthy of love. In his novels, you can feel, touch and experience the beauty of true love. Eleven of his romantic novels has been adapted to films.
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By Candice Fox
If you haven’t read the first in this series (Crimson Lake) do yourself a favour and listen to the audio book narrated by Euan Morton. That got me hooked , and now I can’t get enough of Ted Conkaffey, who isn’t the bad guy everyone thinks he is & the just plain crazy Amanda Pharrel.
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