Amnesia

This month Scott reviews
Amnesia
by Peter Carey

Carey explores important moments in Australian history-the Battle of Brisbane, the Vietnam War, the ousting of Whitlam-as well as more esoteric ones, such as the political milieu of Melbourne in the 1980s, to essay dissent and terrorism. There is some action, as the hapless storyteller Felix Moore is bustled from hideout to hideout in order to write the biography of a wanted cyber-terrorist, but primarily this is a novel about information: how it is altered, concealed, and misused. A feast of a read.

 

Withering By Sea

This month Mischa reviews
Withering-by-Sea
by Oliver Jeffers

This book not only looks like a gorgeous piece of artwork, it is also a delightful and imaginative Victorian fantasy/adventure. Coupled with compelling shadowy illustrations akin to Kate DiCamillo's, the miserable world of eleven-year-old orphan Stella Montgomery is revealed. But her life doesn't remain miserable for long; it soon becomes a fantastical adventure full of peculiar characters, mystery, terror and wonder. Reminscent of A Series of Unfortunate Events, Wildwood and The Invention of Hugo Cabret, it is the dark humour and otherworldly atmosphere that brings this book to beautiful life. The perfect combination of history, fantasy, whimsy and singing cats!

RRP: 19.99
Online Price: $16.99


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