Book review: The Other Passenger by Louise Candlish

Monday, June 22, 2020 Permalink

The Other Passenger by Louise Candlish is the type of book that throws in an extra twist, just as you think you have things worked out.

In many ways it felt as if the narrative was ‘finished’ a number of times before it was. I kept looking at how many more pages remained wondering how on earth Candlish would eke the book out further. But… it’s because she takes the story in several directions we don’t expect… though wonder later how we didn’t predict their occurrence.

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four-stars

Book review: The Museum of Forgotten Memories by Anstey Harris

Friday, May 29, 2020 Permalink

I really loved Anstey Harris’s The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton, released in early 2019. It is an understated book. If I wanted to sound wanky I’d say it’s about the human condition. Or perhaps it’s about all of those things that happen in our lives that make us the people we are. That make us ‘why’ we are.

The Museum of Forgotten Memories offers something quite different. Again though there’s some quirk, past secrets and a focus on relationships.

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four-stars

Book review: The Strangers We Know by Pip Drysdale

Sunday, December 1, 2019 Permalink

Interestingly I read Pip Drysdale’s The Sunday Girl, while travelling home from Italy last October. It’s typical of me, but I’ve included reference to my Emirates meal in the review, which in retrospect is kinda weird. Happily however, I enjoyed the book (far more than the meal) and it seems, though I thought I knew what was going to happen, it didn’t quite play out like that.

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four-stars

Book review: The Caller by Chris Carter

Monday, March 6, 2017 Permalink

Chris Carter, the author, should not be confused with Chris Carter, television producer who brought you the likes of The X Files and Millenium. Indeed, this opening paragraph – before I did my research (ie. typed his name into Google) – opened with the fact I was a fan of his television work. So… oops.

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three-half-stars

Surfing the Menu by Dan Churchill and Hayden Quinn

Saturday, April 16, 2016 Permalink

I’m not much of a cook. For a Cook. Hee hee… see that play on words? Yes? Cos my last name’s Cook? Oh okay… so, not funny then. #whatevs

But it’s true. I don’t mind cooking for me as long as it’s something simple, but that’s about the extent of it. I’m the target audience for those 4-Ingredient cookbooks cos my eyes glaze over if I see things requiring me to visit a grocery store. Or separate eggs. 

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