Consanguineous Minds

A blog of endless curiosity

Monthly Archives: June, 2010

I Hotel by Karen Tei Yamashita

I have about 7 books half read at the moment (but I’m cheating because a lot of them are children’s and YA titles), but the one that’s really capturing my … Continue reading

June 30, 2010 · Leave a comment

This Party’s Got to Stop by Rupert Thomson

Anyone who’s lost a parent or grandparent knows about the inevitable breaking up and selling off of their belongings. It was depicted particularly poignantly in that slow and realistic Juliette … Continue reading

June 21, 2010 · Leave a comment

The Good Daughter by Honey Brown

  This is a killer teen novel set in a small Australian country town that carries more brooding tension and undercurrents of violence than it should be possible for a … Continue reading

June 16, 2010 · Leave a comment

The Hungry Ghosts by Anne Berry

I love the way Anne Berry blurs the lines between genres in this book, it is a tense psychological thriller, full of magical realism and post-colonial outrage, and it is … Continue reading

June 15, 2010 · 1 Comment

Funny/ Humorous books for those who need a break from bleak realism (or who want their realism served with more laffs)

Lots of people have been coming into the store lately asking for humorous or funny books to distract them from their earthly woes. Here is a list of a few … Continue reading

June 11, 2010 · Leave a comment

Fury by Shirley Marr

Great for 14-18 yr olds Eliza Boans is a stuck-up piece of work. She’s shallow, she’s rich, she goes to the best school and is in the IT crowd with … Continue reading

June 11, 2010 · 1 Comment

Author Chris Abani: Our identity comes from story

Author and poet Chris Abani speaks on Ted.com about how the way we know how to be ourselves is through story.

June 9, 2010 · Leave a comment

Castle in the Pyrenees by Jostein Gaarder

Magritte’s famous painting the Castle in the Pyrenees depicts a castle in the air, floating above the sea. Jostein Gaarder’s novel of the same name evokes that feeling. Two former … Continue reading

June 8, 2010 · 1 Comment

Day for Night by Frederick Reiken

This is one of the best books I’ve read this year. Clever and beautiful writing is only the start of it. Each section is written from a different character’s perspective, … Continue reading

June 8, 2010 · Leave a comment

Penguins Against Oppression

So now that my headline has grabbed your attention, I’m going to tell you about something even more exciting than the small, flightless birds you were thinking of. Penguin Modern … Continue reading

June 8, 2010 · Leave a comment