Review

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?”…

Atlas of Remote Islands by Judith Schalansky
Art
November 6, 2012 posted by Unity Wellington

Atlas of Remote Islands by Judith Schalansky

Atlas of Remote Islands Judith Schalansky, Penguin   Judith Schalansky was born in East Germany before the wall came down and fell in love with the idea of travel but,…

Magnificent Moon by Ashleigh Young
NZ Fiction
November 5, 2012 posted by Kiran Dass

Magnificent Moon by Ashleigh Young

Magnificent Moon Ashleigh Young, Victoria University Press ($28) Magnificent Moon is the eagerly awaited debut collection from one of the new stars of New Zealand poetry. Ashleigh Young’s poems have…

The Lighthouse by Alison Moore
Fiction
October 18, 2012 posted by Kiran Dass

The Lighthouse by Alison Moore

The Lighthouse Alison Moore, Canongate ($25) Click here to listen to Kiran’s review on 95bFM’s Morning Glory Show. On the outer deck of a North Sea ferry stands Futh, a…

Zone of the Marvelous by Martin Edmond
Art
July 22, 2012 posted by Unity Wellington

Zone of the Marvelous by Martin Edmond

‘He’s constantly demonstrating that the natural world is as splendiferous as any fable.’ – Jim Shepard, New York Times ‘From Plato’s Atlantis to Dante’s Mount Purgatory, Sinbad the Sailor to Abel…