Tristen Brudy

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Review — 3 Mar 2023

Birnam Wood by Eleanor Catton

It has almost been a decade since Eleanor Catton published her Booker Prize-winning, epic, historical, astrological magnum opus The Luminaries, and I have been waiting with bated breath ever…

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Review — 24 Jan 2023

Still Pictures: On Photography and Memory by Janet Malcolm

The cliché says that a picture is worth a thousand words, but it’s hard to imagine erudite and prolific Janet Malcolm ever letting a photo do all the talking. In…

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Review — 2 Nov 2022

A Guest at the Feast: Essays by Colm Tóibín

‘It all started with my balls.’ So opens Colm Tóibín’s latest: a collection of essays that are personal, political and poetic. Separated into three sections, part one of this collection…

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Review — 6 Sep 2021

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

‘Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.’ It has been almost 20 years since I first read that opening line of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca and it still…

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Review — 19 Sep 2022

Bliss Montage by Ling Ma

‘The house in which we live has three wings. The west wing is where the Husband and I live. The east wing is where the children and their attending au…

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Review — 30 Aug 2022

The Furrows by Namwali Serpell

Memory is fallible. Cassandra (Cee) knows this. She also knows that her brother, Wayne, died in an accident when he was seven. She was 12 and looking after him at…

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Review — 28 Jul 2022

The Last White Man by Mohsin Hamid

Mohsin Hamid is known for writing short novels with a big impact. The Reluctant Fundamentalist provided readers with a sympathetic Islamic fundamentalist in the wake of September 11. Exit West

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Review — 28 Jul 2022

Nimblefoot by Robert Drewe

When I first moved to Australia six years ago, I was warned that Aussies (and those from Melbourne in particular) were sports mad. Turns out, they always have been. Real-life…

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Review — 30 Mar 2021

No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood

Patricia Lockwood is known for – among other things – saying very clever things on the internet. The unnamed protagonist of her highly anticipated first novel seems to have the…

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Review — 1 Aug 2021

The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak

Ada is 16 years old and struggling to fit in. She’s lost her mother, Defne, and she can’t connect with her father, Kostas. He’s physically present but emotionally distant. One…

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