The Blazing World

This week Gin reviews
The Blazing World
by Siri Hustvedt

Siri Hustvedt’s latest novel is a complex exploration of power and gender set in the art world of New York. The story of artist Harriet “Harry” Burden is told through numerous perspectives. This is an outstanding novel of enormous scope that commingles art history, philosophy and dynamic characterisations to question our perceptions of creative ownership. Don’t miss it. 

Kinder Than Solitude

This week Scott reviews
Kinder Than Solitude
by Yiyun Li

Gliding prose and a cool remove belies the tumultuous core of this story. Li’s new novel is a study of solitude: among strangers, among family, at home, and abroad. It is also much more; a portrait of new and old China, and the tangled relationship between the two, Kinder Than Solitude is a reminder of literature’s ability to capture the effects of history, politics, and culture on the individual. One of the essential reads of 2014.


  RRP: $27.99
Online Price: $25.19

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 This Week's Top 10


1. A First Place

David Malouf

2. Goldfinch
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3. Dear Life

Alice Munro

4. I Quit Sugar for Life

Sarah Wilson


5. Allegiant (Divergent Bk3)

Veronica Roth


6. Playground Detectives (Billy B Mystery Bk3)

Sally Rippin


7. The Days of Anna Madrigal

Armistead Maupin

8. Murder in Mississippi 

John Safran

Life After Life 

Kate Atkinson

10. Billy is a Dragon: First Bite

Nick Falk