Review

Sydney Bridge Upside Down by David Ballantyne
NZ Fiction
February 13, 2013 posted by Unity Wellington

Sydney Bridge Upside Down by David Ballantyne

‘There’ll always be accidents with you around.’ This sinister wee tale is mostly about the struggle of Harry Baird from Calliope Bay to save his pretty cousin Caroline from the…

Lost At Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries by Ron Jonson
Nonfiction
December 10, 2012 posted by Unity Auckland

Lost At Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries by Ron Jonson

Lost At Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries Jon Ronson, MacMillan ($40) Ronson investigates the strange things we’re willing to believe in, from lifelike robots programmed with our loved ones’ personalities…

How Music Works by David Byrne
Nonfiction
November 16, 2012 posted by Kiran Dass

How Music Works by David Byrne

How Music Works David Byrne, Canongate ($50) Click here to listen to Kiran’s review on 95bFM’s Morning Glory show with Charlotte Ryan. With a robust intelligence, David Byrne explores music…

May We Be Forgiven by A. M. Homes
Fiction
November 12, 2012 posted by Kiran Dass

May We Be Forgiven by A. M. Homes

May We Be Forgiven A. M. Homes, Granta ($37) Harry is a Richard Nixon scholar who leads a quiet, regular life; his brother George is a high-flying TV producer, with…

Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck
Fiction
November 11, 2012 posted by Unity Wellington

Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck

After lunch Joe Elegant read Fauna his latest chapter. He explained the myth and the symbol. “You see,” he said “the grandmother stands for guilt.” “Ain’t she dead and buried?”…