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April 26, 2004

Oryx and Crake is set in the future; how far, is left for the reader to decide.

April 5, 2004

The incredible, yet little-known, history of Poland makes for an intense introduction to A Strange Outcome. Constantly troubled by powerful and oppressive neighbours, the Poles have had a rough time of it, to say the least. Their country has been repeatedly carved up, divvied out and reclaimed – even, at times, to the point of […]

March 22, 2004

Richard Ford – Vintage

March 15, 2004

Yes, more songs, although these would be of the metaphorical kind as Wellington author, Fiona Kidman, eloquently puts small town New Zealand into words. As a fellow small town café worker once myself I can relate to the setting and the characters of the novel in a way. Unfortunately the place I worked was nowhere […]

March 15, 2004

Nick Hornby’s autobiographical 31 Songs is a depiction of his life in relation to music. Sharing his intimate and passionate relationship with music, Hornby also encourages his readers to develop something of the same themselves. He is convincing as he shows how music has understood, comforted, inspired and grown along with him.

March 15, 2004

Love is the story of six women whose lives are dominated in some way or other by the same powerful man, Bill Cosey. He is the wealthy owner of a high class resort for coloured people, a rarity in mid-twentieth century America. Cosey’s power and influence reach even beyond his grave to keep an eternal […]

March 15, 2004

Usually my deeply entrenched cynicism would steer me well clear of any “self-help” or self-proclaimed “spiritually enlightening” books. However, Donna Farhi has managed to keep it simple and normal as she explains the way to incorporate yoga practises and beliefs into every aspect of your day to day life to make changes for the better. […]

March 15, 2004

First of all, don’t read this book unless you are VERY interested in the life of Oscar Wilde. This is a painfully detailed, step by tiny step account of Wilde’s adult life, and fascinating though it surely was, Neil Mckenna’s biography just goes on and on.

March 1, 2004

Unity (57 Willis Street) Unity is a trendy and arty little bookshop, a backdrop for books of the same nature. Most of their stock is either recent or by well-known authors. If you’re not a books person and looking for a gift for someone who is, you really can’t go wrong here. I could have […]

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