Saturday, September 08, 2007


Although I regularly browse the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Australian online there is nothing like actually reading the real thing spread out on the dining room table or in a café with a skinny flat white!

The Sydney Morning Herald today (Friday 7 September) has six pages devoted to books including an interview with acclaimed American sci-fi writer William Gibson accompanied by a review of his just-published Spook Country (Penguin hardback A$49.95).

There are also longish reviews of :

Old/New World:New & Selected Poems by Peter Skrzynecki, UQP, A$26.95
Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA by Tim Weiner, Allen Lane A$35,
The Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn & Hal Iggulden, Haper Collins, A$45
My Revolutions by Hari Kunzru, Hamish Hamilton, A$32.95
No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July, Text Publishing,A$23.95

There are also eight brief reviews, mainly fiction, numerous titbits and an interesting page-long piece on Australian comic books, or graphic novels if you prefer.

Use this link to go to the SMH Book Section...............

Saturday lunchtime update – In the SMH this am it is reported that Mr.Pip has now shortened odds of 2/1 pushing Ian McEwan out of the outright favouritism to win the Man Booker! Hope the bookies are right! Go Lloyd.

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