BOOK REVIEW: #MeToo- Stories from the Australian movement

  In October 2017 when the hashtag #MeToo went viral, a lot of the popularity was chalked up to some rich, white celebrities speaking out. What these media reports failed to acknowledge however was that the movement’s true founder was Tarana Burke. The anthology, #MeToo- Stories from the Australian Movementis great because it broadens #MeToo’s scope….

BOOK REVIEW: MELINA MARCHETTA – THE PLACE ON DALHOUSIE

  Some people read books to escape their lives. For other readers, they want to consume a story that mirrors their own. Author, Melina Marchetta certainly fits into the latter camp. Her latest novel – the third in her Inner West trilogy, set in the suburbs of Sydney – is a close examination of the sorts of…

BOOK REVIEW: ROSALIE HAM – THE YEAR OF THE FARMER

  Rosalie Ham is a country girl through and through. The author of the hit novel, The Dressmaker has written her fourth book, which is set in a small, country town. The Year of the Farmer is a timely story because it centres on a township struggling through the drought. To read the rest of this review please visit: https://100percentrock.com/book-reviews/201902/248102

BOOK REVIEW: VARIOUS- FREEMAN’S THE BEST NEW WRITING ON POWER

  Power is a fundamental thing. A lack of it can render someone a wretched husk, and too much of it can make people go drunk and blind. Writer and editor, John Freeman knows all this, because he chose it as the topic for the latest instalment of Freeman’s Best New Writing; the anthology that includes exciting long-form literary…

BOOK REVIEW: LIANE MORIARTY – NINE PERFECT STRANGERS

  A wellness retreat may instil images of green smoothies, yoga, some crystals, and a massage. But what if this setting was hiding something more sinister? This idea is covered in Liane Moriarty’s eighth novel. Nine Perfect Strangers is a dark and humorous look at a wellness world where all is not always, ahem, ‘well.’   To…

BOOK REVIEW: NICKY PELLEGRINO – A YEAR AT HOTEL GONDOLA

  They say you’ve never been to Venice until you’ve gotten lost there. Nicky Pellegrino’s breezy romance novel does offer some opportunities to do just that. She captures the real Venice – from the hustle and bustle of the tourist hotspots to the places the locals love. A Year at Hotel Gondola is the tenth novel from…

BOOK REVIEW: MIRANDA HART- THE GIRL WITH THE LOST SMILE

  As much as we’d love our lives to be one big festival of happiness, the reality is that we all have periods of sadness. UK comedian, Miranda Hart certainly knows this. She has used her own depressive episode as the inspiration for her debut children’s book, The Girl with the Lost Smile. The story is a…

BOOK REVIEW: JACKIE FRENCH – THE LILY & THE ROSE

Beloved Australian author, Jackie French is a firm believer in the idea that history explains why our world is the way it is. She has written hundreds of books before, but it was her research for A Rose for the Anzac Boys that inspired her to write her latest historical fiction trilogy. The Lily and the Rose is the…

BOOK REVIEW: LISA GENOVA – EVERY NOTE PLAYED

  Some people’s experience with motor neurone disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is confined to their knowledge of the late Stephen Hawking. Others may also know about the late baseball player Lou Gehrig, former American football player Steve Gleason, or the ice bucket challenge that became popular online. Author and neuroscientist Lisa Genova has…