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The White Girl – Tony Birch

Tony Birch is an indigenous Australian author. I picked up his new novel, The White Girl, after reading this wonderful piece in The Guardian. The White Girl is set in a fictional town of Deane. I googled, then, when I … Continue reading

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Shelter in Place by Alexander Maksik, read by James Patrick Cronin

James Patrick Cronin performance as the voice of Joseph March is raw edged and brittle. Joe is a young man who lives with depression., although he would never call it that. Cronin’s voice moves between no emotion, to a strained, taut characterisation, … Continue reading

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Horror by George Eliot? Yes Really!

Clive Chafer sets an ominous, foreboding tone for George Eliot’s unusual horror story. The Lifted Veil is a big break from the George Eliot I’m used to – the George Eliot of Middlemarch and The Mill on the Floss. We’re introduced to Latimer, a dying man … Continue reading

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Radical: My Journey out of Islamist Extremism (by Maajid Nawaz, read by David Linski)

“Most Muslims are not Islamists.” This critical distinction between Islam and Islamism is the focus of Radical, Maajid Nawaz’s powerful memoir. He explains a simple but incredibly important concept: Islamism is a political ideology masquerading as religion. As a recruiter for an … Continue reading

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