A few brief thoughts on the books that have gone from my bedside table to the bookshelf.
The Doubleman by Christopher J Koch
An interesting book about a group of boys from Tasmania whose lives intersect as young adults in the Sydney folk music scene in the 60s. This book is also a story about beliefs, the afterlife and the spirit presence of those who have died.
Truth by Peter Temple
The Miles Franklin winner story about a Victorian homicide detective is a gritty, urban thriller that weaves together crime, politics, love and truth in a compelling story. If you like James Ellroy, you’ll enjoy this book.
Almost French by Sarah Turnbull
This is such a popular book and I can see why now I’ve finally read it. An interesting story about Australian journalist who settles in France with a Frenchman and has to come to terms with Parisien life. Nicely written with some amusing anecdotes and definitely has you longing to run away to the French capital.
The Lotus Eaters by Tatjiana Soli
The story of a female war photographer living through the Vietnam War. Captures the scene well, but it’s a bit over-written and characters are a bit simplistic.
Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik
The New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik’s dispatches from Paris over several years at the end of the millennium captures the life of an American ex-pat writer who is bemused and beguiled by the characters of Paris and Parisien life.