RSSAll Entries in the "Other Reviews" Category

BOOK REVIEW: DR BOOGALOO & THE GIRL WHO LOST HER LAUGHTER by LISA NICOL

BOOK REVIEW: DR BOOGALOO & THE GIRL WHO LOST HER LAUGHTER by LISA NICOL

BOOK REVIEW: DR BOOGALOO & THE GIRL WHO LOST HER LAUGHTER by LISA NICOL Random House, Children’s – rrp$19.99 October 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 There’s only one place that can help little Blue cure her lack of laughter – not her mother, who is only concerned about herself and her vacuous, […]

BOOK REVIEW: DANNY DAVINCI – THE SECRET OF THE MONA LISA by Rosie Smith & Bruce Whatley

BOOK REVIEW: DANNY DAVINCI – THE SECRET OF THE MONA LISA by Rosie Smith & Bruce Whatley

BOOK REVIEW: DANNY DAVINCI – THE SECRET OF THE MONA LISA by Rosie Smith & Bruce Whatley ABC Books, Children’s – rrp$24.99 July 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 This little treasure is the story of how young Danny DaVinci and Mick Angelo (and their weird dog Picasso) painted the stunning smile on […]

BOOK REVIEW: DETOURS by Tim Rogers

BOOK REVIEW: DETOURS by Tim Rogers

BOOK REVIEW: DETOURS by Tim Rogers Harper Collins – Hardcover rrp$35.00 1st September, 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9 ½ /10 Detours, Tim Rogers’ debut book, is a memoir of the You Am I frontman’s storied life, but not a biography, per se. More than a mere hagiography, Detours reads like a collection of self-deprecating […]

BOOK REVIEW: Madeline Finn and the Library Dog by Lisa Papp

BOOK REVIEW: Madeline Finn and the Library Dog by Lisa Papp

BOOK REVIEW: Madeline Finn and the Library Dog by Lisa Papp Old Barn Books September 2017 Hardcover, $24.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Picture Books 8.5/10   Madeline Finn DOES NOT like to read. Not books. Not magazines. Not even the menu on the ice cream truck. “Keep trying, Madeline Finn,” my teacher says. But sometimes […]

SERIES REVIEW: Mindhunter

SERIES REVIEW: Mindhunter

SERIES REVIEW: Mindhunter Available on: Netflix Release Date: 13th of October, 2017 Number of Episodes: 10   As long as serial killers have been known to exist, there has been a certain level of fascination with them in the public eye. There’s a kind of terror, a kind of disgust, as well as the curiosity about what […]

BOOK REVIEW: Peas and Quiet by Gabrielle Tozer, illustrated by Sue deGennaro

BOOK REVIEW: Peas and Quiet by Gabrielle Tozer, illustrated by Sue deGennaro

BOOK REVIEW: Peas and Quiet by Gabrielle Tozer, illustrated by Sue deGennaro Angus & Robertson June 2017 Hardcover, $24.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Picture Books 7/10 Best friends Pip and Pop live in a peapod, but sometimes it can get a little too cosy – especially because they are so different! Pip loves to sing, […]

BOOK REVIEW: Final Girls by Riley Sager

BOOK REVIEW: Final Girls by Riley Sager

BOOK REVIEW: Final Girls by Riley Sager Ebury Press July 2017 Paperback, $32.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Crime/Thriller 5/10 Final Girl is film-geek speak for the last woman standing at the end of a horror movie. At least, that’s what I’ve been told. Even before Pine Cottage, I never liked to watch scary movies because […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Little Theatre by the Sea by Rosanna Ley

BOOK REVIEW: The Little Theatre by the Sea by Rosanna Ley

BOOK REVIEW: The Little Theatre by the Sea by Rosanna Ley Quercus Books March 2017 Paperback, $32.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Fiction/Modern & Contemporary Fiction 6/10 On paper, a book like The Little Theatre by the Sea has the ingredients for a fabulous, summer read. It has an interesting-enough premise, it’s set in a fine, […]

BOOK REVIEW: Singing My Sister Down and Other Stories by Margo Lanagan

BOOK REVIEW: Singing My Sister Down and Other Stories by Margo Lanagan

BOOK REVIEW: Singing My Sister Down and Other Stories by Margo Lanagan Allen & Unwin May 2017 Paperback, $19.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Short Story Collection / Young Adult 7/10 ‘We all went down to the tar-pit, with mats to spread our weight.’ So begins ‘Singing My Sister Down’, Margo Lanagan’s internationally acclaimed, award-winning short […]

BOOK REVIEW: Robert Ludlam’s The Bourne Initiative by Eric Van Lustbader

BOOK REVIEW: Robert Ludlam’s The Bourne Initiative by Eric Van Lustbader

BOOK REVIEW: Robert Ludlam’s The Bourne Initiative by Eric Van Lustbader HarperCollins Australia June 2017 Paperback, $32.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7.5 /10 The late Robert Ludlam’s most enduring creation, Jason Bourne, has had one hell of a life. An action adventure field agent more programmed and engineered than trained by the mysterious Treadstone covert agency […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Lost City of Z by David Grann

BOOK REVIEW: The Lost City of Z by David Grann

BOOK REVIEW: The Lost City of Z by David Grann Simon & Schuster  April 2017 Paperback, $19.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7.5/10 David Grann, a staff writer at The New Yorker and best-selling author, delves deep into the fascinating story of explorer Colonel Percy Fawcett and his fanciful attempts to discover the mystical lost city of […]

DVD REVIEW: THE PUNISHER

DVD REVIEW: THE PUNISHER

DVD REVIEW: THE PUNISHER Shock Entertainment August 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6 ½ /10 Way back in 2004 Marvel hadn’t yet worked out how best to present their impressive comic book super hero staples on the screen – and it shows in The Punisher, co-written and directed by Jonathon Hensleigh, and starring John Travolta […]

DVD REVIEW: DANTE’S PEAK

DVD REVIEW: DANTE’S PEAK

DVD REVIEW: DANTE’S PEAK Shock Entertainment August 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6 1/2 /10 Dante’s Peak runs just about every disaster movie trope at the viewer: Pierce Brosnan’s vulcanologist (that’s a volcano expert, dudes) Harry Dalton, detects activity in Dante’s Peak – a long dormant volcano in the American hinterland, and tries to convince […]

BOOK REVIEW: Curiosity, The Story of a Mars Rover by Markus Motum

BOOK REVIEW: Curiosity, The Story of a Mars Rover by Markus Motum

BOOK REVIEW: Curiosity, The Story of a Mars Rover by Markus Motum Walker Studio October 2017 Hardcover, $27.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Picture Books / Illustrated Non-Fiction / Children’s Science 10/10 Meet Curiosity, a Mars rover that has rolled across the deserts of the red planet searching for clue to one of science’s greatest mysteries: […]

BOOK REVIEW: Broadcast by Liam Brown

BOOK REVIEW: Broadcast by Liam Brown

BOOK REVIEW: Broadcast by Liam Brown Bantam Australia September 2017 Paperback, $29.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Science Fiction/Contemporary Fiction 6/10 The idea behind MindCast is simple. We insert a small chip into your skull and then every thought, every feeling, every memory is streamed live, twenty-four hours a day. Trust me – within a few […]

BOOK REVIEW: Beyond Mars and Venus - Relationship Skills for Today’s Complex World by John Gray

BOOK REVIEW: Beyond Mars and Venus – Relationship Skills for Today’s Complex World by John Gray

BOOK REVIEW: Beyond Mars and Venus – Relationship Skills for Today’s Complex World by John Gray BenBella Books June 2016 Hardcover, $37.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction/Family & Health/Family & Relationships 4/10 In 1993 Dr John Gray published the popular relationship book, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. It became an international best-seller […]

BOOK REVIEW: No Way! Okay, Fine - A memoir of pop culture, feminism and feelings by Brodie Lancaster

BOOK REVIEW: No Way! Okay, Fine – A memoir of pop culture, feminism and feelings by Brodie Lancaster

BOOK REVIEW: No Way! Okay, Fine – A memoir of pop culture, feminism and feelings by Brodie Lancaster Hachette Australia June 2017 Paperback, $32.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction/Society & Culture/Feminism & Feminist Theory 6.5/10 For many years Brodie Lancaster felt like she had to play the sidekick, never the lead. She was told things […]

BOOK REVIEW: Admissions - A Life in Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh

BOOK REVIEW: Admissions – A Life in Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh

BOOK REVIEW: Admissions – A Life in Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh Orion Publishing April 2017 Softback, $27.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction/Biographies & True Stories/Science, Technology & Medicine Autobiographies 7.5/10 We all know that the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. This means that most things are complex and made of […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Anxiety Journal by Corinne Sweet, illustrated by Marcia Mihotich

BOOK REVIEW: The Anxiety Journal by Corinne Sweet, illustrated by Marcia Mihotich

BOOK REVIEW: The Anxiety Journal by Corinne Sweet, illustrated by Marcia Mihotich Pan Macmillan April 2017 Paperback, $19.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction/Family & Health/Coping with Anxiety & Phobias 7/10 The Anxiety Journal is a handsome little book that offers readers: “Exercises to soothe stress and eliminate anxiety wherever you are.” The book is written […]

DVD REVIEW: AMAZON WOMEN ON THE MOON

DVD REVIEW: AMAZON WOMEN ON THE MOON

DVD REVIEW: AMAZON WOMEN ON THE MOON Shock Entertainment May 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6 /10 Even by 1987’s standards, this film’s cobbled-together, National Lampoon style of sketch comedy and frat boy humour was getting a little ho hum – and it’s really very dated now. The premise is that we’re watching a C-grade […]

.

Hit Counter provided by Acrylic Display