Sunday, January 24, 2016
Book News & reviews with the Sydney Morning Herald
Colin Steele 11:45pm Colin Steele delves into the world of fantasy with three great reviews.
KAREN HARDY 11:45pm A friendship changed CJ Duggan forever, writes Karen Hardy.
Robert Willson James Knight brings two iconic Australians to life.
Sydney Living Museums' resident gastronomer Jacqui Newling offers a smorgasbord of good reads.
Ronnie Scott Joy Williams' are sensible stories, paring back the hard skin of the world to show that underneath the calluses, there's always more hard skin.
Sunil Badami Anna North is a talented and accomplished writer, with an excellent grasp of plot, and evocative, precise prose, depicting all her flawed, frail and very human characters with compassion.
Debra Adelaide Claire Harman reminds us that in Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte introduced rage, suffering, vivid imagination and astonishing personal energy to the English novel.
Ross Southernwood Robert Harris has joined several other well-known writers in using Roman history for their novels.
Cameron Woodhead Short reviews of fiction by Anne Holt, Ann Morgan, Louise Brown and Adriana Trigiani
Fiona Capp Short reviews of non-fiction from Nile Green, Amanda Duthie, Marzio Barbagli and John Watson.
Jane Sullivan There's a new theory that challenges the idea that the archetypal story in books, films or television is based on a journey undertaken by a solitary hero.
Sue Turnbull The final novel from a giant of crime writing and the third novel from one of her potential successors.