Lily Brett’s New York is a lighthearted, easy to read book which looks at life in New York from the perspective of an Australian who has been living in Manhatten for over ten years.
An Interview with Lily Brett
Lily Brett talks about her book New York, the Big Apple itself, on the cult of busyness, on what it means to be an Australian writer, on being Jewish, her next book, and more.
A review of Julian Barnes’ Love, Etc
The book is an easy read, and appears to be a simple, light story of love and betrayal, but on closer reading and reflection, it is much more sinister, where the truth shifts, meaning distorts and ultimately the reader’s own sense of meaning is challenged in a very Pinteresque, post-modern way. The main characters are unreliable, with Stuart and Oliver showing their insecurities and failings and Gillian changing her story quite dramatically at times. Are the characters grappling with love, or is it hatred; desire for closeness, warmth and meaning, or just power?
Interview with Angela Adair-Hoy, author of How to Write, Publish & $ell E-books
Adair-Hoy is one of the most well known on-line author/publishers. Here she talks to The Compulsive Reader about her book, her publishing company, the future of e-books, about POD, writing with young children, poetry, and her work in progress.
A Review of A Writers Book of Days by Judy Reeves
By the end of the first month, it would be a rare writer who wasn’t writing more, even if they don’t decide to specifically do the writing exercises. There are simply so many ideas, so much encouragement, and so much that is evocative and challenging in A Writer’s Book of Days. Sensitive, informative, practical, and fun to read, this is a book to take with you; a portable and inexpensive writing class, and continual source of inspiration.
A review of Salman Rushdie’s The Moor’s Last Sigh
Salman Rushdie’s The Moor’s Last Sigh is a heady, sensual, wordy, moving, funny, wonderful book. It does for the English language what Joyce’s Ulysses did over a century ago, expanding our vocabulary and consequently our ability to perceive and describe the world and ourselves.
Hero of the Word: Peter Carey’s True History of the Kelly Gang
Hero of the Word: Peter Carey’s True History of the Kelly Gang Carey’s Kelly is hero of the word. Like his other famous characters, Illywacker Badgery, Jack Maggs, Tristan Smith, Oscar, and Harry Joy, their need get the story out…
A Review of the huey diet by Iain Hewitson
It is a pity that the huey diet is being promoted as a diet book, as it will probably be ignored by non-dieters. The recipes are actually quite good ones, even if you don’t have to lose 30 kgs like Iain Hewitson…
Buono Appetito: A Review of Da Silvano Cookbook: Simple Secrets from New York’s Favorite Italian Restaurant
Buono Appetito: A Review of Da Silvano Cookbook: Simple Secrets from New York’s Favorite Italian Restaurant Marchetto has watched food trends come and go, while his Greenwich Village restaurant on 6th Avenue has continued to flourish, attracting the celebrities whose…
A review of How to Write, Publish & $ell E-Books! by Angela Adair-Hoy
Review of How to Write, Publish & $ell E-Books! by Angela Adair-Hoy How to Write, Publish & $ell E-Books! is a useful reference, which will inspire authors who are interested in breaking into the low cost, high return, and very…