Robert Frantzeskos

Robert Frantzeskos works as a bookseller at Readings St Kilda.


The 7th Function of Language by Laurent Binet

Paris, 1980. Detective Jacques Bayard is not familiar with the works of the influential literary critic and philosopher Roland Barthes when he enters his hospital room on a Monday afternoon. Barthes …

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The Zero and the One by Ryan Ruby

The debut novel by Ryan Ruby might be called a ‘philosophical thriller’. What begins as a sentimental journey of a university friendship develops into a gothic, transgressive tale where the boundary …

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The Tobacconist by Robert Seethaler

Following the success of A Whole Life, and having been shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize this year, Robert Seethaler’s The Tobacconist is an engaging piece of historical fiction set …

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Love Wins by Debbie Cenziper and Jim Obergefell

In June of last year, rainbow filters glittered over our Facebook profiles as a sweeping piece of federal legislation was enacted in the United States which then reverberated across that country and …

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The Art of Reading by Damon Young

For many, the task of reading seems simple enough - indeed you have made it this far. What perhaps you didn’t know, is that by exercising an acute way of reading well, you are initiating a delicate a…

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