THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB | DAVID LAGERCRANTZ | BOOK REVIEW

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I have been off sick now for eight days, the longest I have ever had a flu and it doesn’t seem to be getting any better, I can get up and walk around for an hour or two but as soon as I lie down I am exhausted and out of action for a few hours after that. I have tried writing articles for both the sites as the back up of submissions from the writers is getting huge but I keep losing concentration and lying down...

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SILENCE ONCE BEGUN | JESSE BALL | BOOK REVIEW

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Kernel Fiona reviews SILENCE ONCE BEGUN by Jesse Ball, award winning author and poet who brings us his 4th novel with SILENCE ONCE BEGUN...

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RICKI AND THE FLASH | REVIEW

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Meryl Streep is back for her millionth role, the woman is a prolific goddess of amazement and is capable of doing anything, in RICKI AND THE FLASH she plays an ageing rockstar, always up for a challenge, she sings and learns to play guitar so everything can be authentic. There is a reason she wins so many awards and is loved by everyone...

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EVERYBODY RISE | STEPHANIE CLIFFORD | BOOK REVIEW

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Think GOSSIP GIRL, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES, EDITH WHARTON and THE GREAT GATSBY and every other social climber desperate to be “upper class” and you are on track to EVERYBODY RISE – critically acclaimed and New York Times best selling debut novel from Stephanie Clifford. Stephanie Clifford is a Loeb Award-winning court reporter at the NEW YORK TIMES and decided to write a novel, she done good :)...

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UNDER COVER | CRAIG MUNRO | BOOK REVIEW

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Don’t know how I let this one get to the book reviewers, being the editor for Salty Popcorn and it’s nine lovely kernels this one should probably have made my booklist. Alas it slipped out to Kernel Kate, our newest book reading machine. Kate reviews Craig Munro’s UNDER COVER: ADVENTURES IN THE ART OF EDITING, a part memoir/ part book history look at his life editing in the Australian book industry and working with some of the biggest authors th...

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CIRCLING THE SUN | PAULA MCLAIN | BOOK REVIEW

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Kernel Morgan reviews CIRCLING THE SUN by Paula McLain, an historical fiction memoir of Beryl Markham, a lesser known but record holding British aviator who was a background character in Sydney Pollack’s OUT OF AFRICA. The book has been compared as belonging to the canon of Hemingway with its paired-down prose. That is a HUGE call, so read on, dear reader and see the thoughts of Lady Morgan. CIRCLING THE SUN is out now from Hachette Australia, it...

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THE GIFT | REVIEW

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A couple of weeks ago I received a random email from a guy called Gordon Mosley;

Dear Jason,

I guess I owe you an apology.

I saw you out in Sydney last week. I didn’t stop to say hello as I wondered if you would remember me; I did not want to upset you.

It is Gordon Mosley, we knew each other many years ago.

I wish I could start all over again; I’d like to invite you along to catch up with me next week.

I will be hosting a small cocktail part...

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HOLDING THE MAN | REVIEW

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HOLDING THE MAN is a rite of passage book to read if you are an Australian gay man, it is one of the greatest love stories I have ever read with more love than Romeo and Juliet, more tragedy than, well, also Romeo and Juliet, and more passion than most books written. It is also a coming of age story and a slice of life for the homosexuals in the world in the 70s, 80s and 90s...

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