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Book Reviews

Book reviews – August 2014

July 28, 2014 iwishart 0

REVIEWED BY MICHAEL MORRISSEY In this issue: James Cook’s New World by Graeme Lay The Bassett Road Machine Gun Murders by Scott Bainbridge Purgatory by Rosetta Allen Florid Eyes by Nicky English   JAMES COOK’S […]

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Michael Morrissey: Books

September 15, 2013 iwishart 0

THE LOST PILOT: A Memoir by Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, Penguin, $40.00 Jeffrey Paparoa Holman – impressive moniker, isn’t it? – is hardly a household name. But then, in the main, he has been a poet. […]

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Reviews of Ian Wishart books

April 24, 2012 iwishart 1

To try and keep these reviews all in one place, we’ve assembled them here: REVIEWS OF TOTALITARIA “I couldn’t put the book down. I read it before bed. My mind raced and I couldn’t sleep. […]

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Book review – Goddess Unmasked

March 19, 2012 iwishart 1

Book Review Goddess Unmasked: The Rise of Neopagan Feminist Spirituality, By Philip G. Davis (Spence Publishing Company, Dallas, USA) Review by Hal Colebatch In this book Professor Philip G. Davis, a Canadian academic, proves with […]

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Australian edition

BOOKS: Mar 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

OVERDONE EGGERS But Q & A answers plenty of questions HOW WE ARE HUNGRY By Dave Eggers San Francisco. McSweeney’s Books 2004 ISBN: 1932416137 Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club, has compiled a list of […]

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Australian edition

BOOKS: Nov 05. AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

MONSTERS AND THE DARK Plus: Looking back at Old Blue Eyes and Australia’s really ancient history MAO: The Unknown Story By Jung Chang and Jon Holliday, Jonathan Cape, $59.95 This is how this large and […]

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Book Reviews

BOOKS: Feb 05

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

A FONT OF KNOWLEDGE? PENGUIN ENCYCLOPEDIA Edited by David Crystal, Penguin, $75 What can you say about an encyclopaedia that gives 12 lines to Alexander the Great and 16 lines to the Beach Boys? Clearly, […]

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Australian edition

BOOKS: Dec 05. AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

FLY ME TO THE MOON Plus: Guinness’s records are not so stout anymore, and falling in love (again) with Venice GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2006 Edited by Craig Glenday, Guinness World Records, $45.00 Up until recently […]

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Book Reviews

BOOKS: Mar 05

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

RICHARD PEARSE DIDN’T FLY A new Wright Brothers biography tackles Pearse, as Michael Morrissey discovers in this crop of the latest literature offerings THE PENGUIN NATURAL WORLD OF NEW ZEALAND By Gerard Hutching, Penguin, $39.95 […]

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Australian edition

BOOKS: Sep 05. AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

MEN BEHAVING BADLY This month: sickos, school shooters, and English-language abusers – plus a great sea tale MR MUO’S TRAVELLING COUCH By Dai Sijie Chatto & Windus, $39.95, ISBN: 0 7011 7739 X Dai Sijie’s […]

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April 05

BOOKS: Apr 05. AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

DON’T GIVE IT A THOUGHT! Business guru Malcolm Gladwell’s latest offering says, yes, you can choose a book by its cover BLINK: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking By Malcolm Gladwell Penguin Australia 2005. Paperback, […]

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Australian edition

BOOKS: June 05. AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

KILLERS, GREAT AND SMALL From September 11 to Alexander the Great to hapless would-be crims, a range of books that looks at murder and its consequences EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE By Jonathan Safran Foer […]

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Australian edition

BOOKS: July 05. AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

GREAT MAN THEORIES Curl up this winter with these tales of occupation, exploration, and depredation ATTILA By John Man Bantam Press, $39.95, ISBN: 13579108642 Of all would-be world conquerors, Attila the Hun (406-453 AD), self-declared […]

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Australian edition

BOOKS: May 05. AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

CRAZY FOR YOU This month’s crop of books looks at sanity – and the lack thereof – and sees novels by authors new and established GOING SANE By Adam Phillips London: Hamish Hamilton, 2005. Distributed […]

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April 07 issue

Book Reviews: April 07 issue

April 25, 2007 InvestigateDesign 0

In association with The Nile PAGE-TURNERS Michael Morrissey’s picks for an Indian summer INES OF MY SOUL by Isabel Allende, Fourth Estate, $36.99 Ines of my Soul is Allende’s tenth novel – and an excellent […]

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