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Two panels. On the left is a photo of a man with dark hair wearing a black t-shirt. On the right is the cover of a book with 'Oblivion' in white. There's a picture of a silhouette woman overlaid with views of a city.
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Book review: Oblivion, Patrick Holland

Holland's latest novel is the antithesis to a high-octane thriller.

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Book review: The Mires, Tina Makereti

Set in the near future, the novel tracks a small community through explorations of place, ideology and ecology.

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Book review: If You Go, Alice Robinson

The relationships between mothers and children are explored in a futuristic setting.

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Book review: R.E.Generation, Michael Prewer

A dystopian novel that sees climate change erase mammalian life forms. What now?

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Book review: The Cautious Traveller’s Guide to the Wastelands, Sarah Brooks

A sweeping novel of strange lands, mysterious characters, and a train journey that will change the world.

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Book review: The Afterlife Confessional, Bill Edgar

A unique and heady mix of bereavement, repentance, revenge and regret.

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Book review: Love, Death & Other Scenes, Nova Weetman

A memoir that tracks the love and loss of a long-term partner.

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Book review: Aussie Rock Anthems: The Stories Behind Our Biggest Hit Songs, Glen Humphries

Music journalist Glen Humphries’ slick, passionate, photo-packed celebration of Australian rock hits some targets but misses others.

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Book review: The Honeyeaters, Jessie Tu

Jessie Tu's second novel canvasses the relationship between mother and daughter, literary translation and betrayal and love.

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Book review, Fool Me Twice, Benjamin Stevenson

Two baffling mysteries in one book, one featuring a kidnapping, the other a reality TV show.

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