Category Archives: Hannah Kent (Aus)

Books of the month: December 2016

For the sake of completeness a quick end-of-month post amidst the year-end ramblings Pick of the month I read 8 books and a short story during December which is right around my average monthly number for the year. There is … Continue reading

Posted in Agnes Ravatn, books of the month, David Owen (Aus), Hannah Kent (Aus), Jaye Ford (Aus), Jo Bannister, Jock Serong (Aus), Margaret Millar, Vanda Symon | 6 Comments

Review: THE GOOD PEOPLE by Hannah Kent

Fair warning…this is going to be one of those confused reviews in which I try to explain why I didn’t like a book as much as (a) I wanted to and (b) almost everyone else seems to have done. I … Continue reading

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2013: The Favourites

I like to look back on the year’s reading and highlight the books I loved for one reason or another. I’ve given up restricting myself to a number and won’t presume to say they’re “the best” but they have great … Continue reading

Posted in Adrian McKinty, Angela Savage (Aus), Arni Thorarinsson, Belinda Bauer, books of the year, Garry Disher (Aus), Gene Kerrigan, Hannah Kent (Aus), Kate Atkinson, Leif G.W. Persson, Liza Marklund, Mari Strachan, Michael Duffy (Aus), Sulari Gentill (Aus), Wiley Cash | 14 Comments

Review: BURIAL RITES by Hannah Kent

Hannah Kent was a teenage exchange student from Australia when she first heard about Agnes Magnusdottir, the last person to be executed in Iceland (in 1829). A decade long obsession with the woman has resulted in a fictionalised account of … Continue reading

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