Review

Amexica by Ed Vulliamy
Nonfiction
February 7, 2011 posted by Unity Auckland

Amexica by Ed Vulliamy

Amexica Ed Vulliamy, Vintage ($30) “As dawn broke over the vast desert, the body was still hanging beneath the overpass, having been suspended from it – decapitated and dangling by…

At the Mountains of Madness by HP Lovecraft
Fiction
February 4, 2011 posted by Unity Wellington

At the Mountains of Madness by HP Lovecraft

If you don’t know about Lovecraft’s genre of Cosmic Horror then here is an unfairly-short three-sentence synopsis. Having been witness to the atrocities and senselessness of World War One, atrocities…

Crossers by Philip Caputo
Fiction
November 30, 2010 posted by Unity Auckland

Crossers by Philip Caputo

Crossers Philip Caputo, Vintage ($33) Crossers is, initially, about a man, Gil Castle, who loses everything he loves in the wake of a terrorist plot so picturesque it will forever…

Their Faces Are Shining by Tim Wilson
NZ Fiction
November 29, 2010 posted by Unity Auckland

Their Faces Are Shining by Tim Wilson

Their Faces Are Shining Tim Wilson, Victoria University Press ($30) When Hope Paterson plunges into a construction hole at her local mall and saves a child from drowning, she believes…

Just My Type: A Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield
Art
November 26, 2010 posted by Unity Auckland

Just My Type: A Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield

Just My Type: A Book About Fonts Simon Garfield, Profile Books ($30) An engaging Bill Bryson-esque history on everything from the Guardian’s April Fool’s day hoax on the islands of…

The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson
Fiction
September 21, 2010 posted by Unity Wellington

The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson

The Killer Inside Me Jim Thompson, Black Lizard Vintage ($29) Hopefully the controversy surrounding Michael Winterbottom’s recent film adaptation has provoked readers to investigate the source material. Stanley Kubrick worked…

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
Fiction
August 27, 2010 posted by Unity Wellington

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

Freedom Jonathan Franzen, Fourth Estate ($30) Jonathan Franzen’s new novel Freedom may present problems for those that suffer from literary anxiety. The Corrections, his previous novel, was hailed as the…