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#AMREADING Vox, Christina Dalcher

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VOX is one of those books that we've heard that is frightening for only being a couple of steps away from our current reality.  Modern life is a horror story.

Full review to come!


Silence can be deafening.

Jean McClellan spends her time in almost complete silence, limited to just one hundred words a day. Any more, and a thousand volts of electricity will course through her veins.

#AMREADING Waiting for Elijah, Kate Wild

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So much to unpack from the reading of this book.  Full review to come!


In 2009, in the NSW country town of Armidale, a mentally ill young man is shot dead by a police officer. Senior Constable Andrew Rich claims he ‘had no choice’ other than to shoot 24-year-old Elijah Holcombe — Elijah had run at him roaring with a knife, he tells police.

Currently reading - Stone Bruises, Simon Beckett

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My first Simon Beckett!  Half way in, really intrigued as to when the bubble will burst for the main character. 

Summary from Random House Australia:

Somebody!' I half-sob and then, more quietly, 'Please.' The words seem absorbed by the afternoon heat, lost amongst the trees. In their aftermath, the silence descends again. I know then that I'm not going anywhere...

Brisbane Writers Festival 17th - 21st September

Anyone attending this one who can report in?  I'd be interested in what US author Mark Gimenez says on his panel/s - his Little,Brown publicist just e-mailed me to slot in for an interview (it'll only be via e-mail).  I quite liked THE ABDUCTION (book number two) but I've never had the chance to get around to book one which did rather well, THE COLOUR OF LAW.

THE PERK has recently been released.