Book review: One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway by Åsne Seierstad

This book is a journalistic masterpiece. At the same time, it was extremely hard to read. It’s also the most difficult book I've ever tried to review. One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway is not just an account of Breivik’s terrorist attack on 22nd July 2011, but also … Continue reading Book review: One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway by Åsne Seierstad

Book review: Happy Birthday Wombat by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley

Happy Birthday Wombat was our first foray into the Australian picture book series by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley, which began in 2002 with the award-winning Diary of a Wombat. I’ll confess that at first read I thought this book was rather odd, and I couldn’t quite understand E’s love for it.  It took several … Continue reading Book review: Happy Birthday Wombat by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley

Book review: A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

A Curse So Dark and Lonely, henceforth ACSODAL, is a Beauty and the Beast retelling. Forget Marmite or Brexit - I think this is truly what divides us. Either you’re into this subgenre or the very thought makes you want to run screaming into a deep, dark forest.    Rightly or wrongly, I’ve been hooked … Continue reading Book review: A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer