Book update

Ages since I last posted about what I have read so here goes. Amnesia by Peter Carey A novel about internet hacking and Australian history.  An excellent review is here. Set in Melbourne and Sydney and embedded with Australian history this novel really appealed to me as the history is recent history and I could…

A loveable larrikin?

If you are an Australian you would need to have lived your life in a cave not to know who Ned Kelly is.  From a very early age children are taught about bushrangers in Australia and the most famous of those is Ned Kelly. I have just finished reading The True History of the Kelly…

The Chemistry of Tears

I finished this book last week but have found it difficult to decide how I should review it.  Peter Carey is a novelist of some repute being one of only four writers to have won the Booker Prize twice.  He is an Australian writer. My first reaction to the novel is that it reminded me…