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The story of Sharky & Caddman [compact disc] / Glenn Shorrock, Brian Cadd.
Author: Shorrock, Glenn, 1944-, performer. -- Cadd, Brian, 1947-, performer.
Publisher: Australia Caddman Enterprises Pty Ltd Distributed by EMI Australia/NZ, ℗&©2013.
Review by: Thom, Ian George The King of Cool  on: 11/06/2019 4:35:24 PM
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Two Australian legends get together to re-record their classic songs. Ginger man, A little ray of sunshine, Help is on it's way and other great songs feature. It certainly brings back memories and is a great blast from the past. Not a dud track on this album
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Time to rock 'n' roll ; the anthology / Ol' 55.
Author: Ol' 55 (Musical group) performers.
Publisher: Australia Distributed by Warner Music Australia, ©2016. -- copyright2016
Review by: Thom, Ian George The King of Cool  on: 11/06/2019 4:30:52 PM
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Great songs and singing from this legendary Australian band. With band members such as Wilbur Wilde, Frankie J Holden, Jim Manzie and Rockpile Jones just expect the Three Tenors. Ol' 55 plays covers and originals. Standout tracks are On the Prowl, Looking for an Echo, Two faces have I and Comic book world. Great, fun music from a classic band
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Bringing it all back home [music] / Bob Dylan.
Author: Dylan, Bob, 1941-, performer.
Publisher: New York : Columbia, [2003] -- ©2003.
Review by: Thom, Ian George The King of Cool  on: 11/06/2019 4:23:47 PM
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Bringing it all Back home is one of Bob's best albums. Maggies Farm, Mr Tambourine Man, It's over now Baby Blue are among the classic song's on this album. Do yourself a favour and listen to Bob's classic from 1965. Live life with no regret's.
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Tracker / Mark Knopfler.
Author: Knopfler, Mark, composer, performer. -- Moody, Ruth, performer.
Publisher: Australia Mercury Records Marketed in Australasia by Universal Music Australia, ℗©2015.
Review by: Thom, Ian George The King of Cool  on: 11/06/2019 4:18:38 PM
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Tracker is an absolute gem of an album. Mark Knopfler formerly of Dire Strait's present's an album of laid back songs. Tracker has wonderful acoustic guitar playing and is complemented by Mark Knopfler's gravelly voice.Pick of the song's are River Town and Lights of Taormina. Tracker is a pleasant musical pleasure.
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The forgotten garden / Kate Morton.
Author: Morton, Kate, 1976- author.
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W., Allen & Unwin, 2008 -- Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2016. -- copyright2008
Review by: Araujo, Ana Miss  on: 8/06/2019 3:13:53 PM
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An atmospheric and mysterious novel that draws you in from the beginning. Kate Morton really sets the scene as you are taken through three eras in time from early
last century to the present day to bring together and discover the mystery of the one family. Keeps you guessing until the end.
Beautiful written and set.
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Rogue One : a Star Wars story / Alexander Freed ; based on a story by John Knoll and Gary Whitta ; screenplay written by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy.
Author: Freed, Alexander, author.
Publisher: London Century, 2016 -- ©2016
Review by: Azaelia  on: 4/06/2019 5:25:38 PM
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I think this is my favourite Star Wars story by far. Even if youre new to the Star Wars universe, I think it is a story that you can read without any prior knowledge. It has all the nostalgia of the original Star Wars stories, but still maintains a new and exciting presence of its own. Yes, you know how this ends. Yes, you know the Alliance has a small victory. But I dont think that detracts from the mystery and suspense of the story. Freed is able to build an atmosphere of futility but still keep an ember of hope alive. There are regular spots of action throughout the story, but the characters are the main driving force. We see their faults, their personal agendas, their hurts, their mistrust of one another, but we also see them grow and develop, united in their fight for the cause. It is both beautiful and tragic. The plot closely follows the movie, with a few additional scenes. So even if you have already seen the movie, I do recommend reading the book too.
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Out of season : a novel / Antonio Manzini ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar.
Author: Manzini, Antonio, 1964-, author. -- Shugaar, Antony, translator.
Publisher: : Harper, 2018 -- New York : Harper, 2018.
Review by: mldrumm  on: 2/06/2019 12:30:31 PM
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The third book in a series about Deputy Police Chief,Rocco Schiavone of the Aosta Police Force, Italy. A young girl is kidnapped and time's running out etc. A foul temper, a foul mouthand foul weather combine to make a gritty but amusing bad cop mystery thriller. Very enjoyable. Read them all.
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The town / Shaun Prescott ; edited by Sam Cooney ; cover design by Brett Weekes.
Author: Prescott, Shaun, author. -- Cooney, Sam, editor.
Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Brow Books, 2017. -- 2017.
Review by: Jacques, Graciela Mrs  on: 23/05/2019 3:08:55 PM
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The main character is an author that moved to one of the many small towns in Western NSW, following his dreams to write a book about the disappearing towns, and he finds himself in a small town with not known history, shopping malls, and full of franchises that are mentioned in every page!
The narrative is good, as well as the pace, easy to read. Apart from the main character, the author describes a few other characters, but he gets close to Ciara, a young radio host who always wanted to leave the town.. Overall a very Australian novel. I was expecting a bit more romance...
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Convenience store woman / Sayaka Murata ; translated from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori.
Author: Murata, Sayaka, 1979-, author. -- Takemori, Ginny Tapley, translator.
Publisher: London : Portobello Books, 2018. -- ©2018.
Review by: Lynch, Mary Ann Ms  on: 23/05/2019 3:05:59 PM
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Eighteen years in a Japanese convenience store is exactly what Keiko Furukura needs in order to know exactly what society wants from her. In an efficiently evocative way, the author creates the convenience store's meaning to Keiko making us believe that its rhythms, rituals and rules will provide Keiko meaning and enough protection from feeling completely disconnected. It gives her social value, something she is always on the brink of jeopardising by dint of her concrete view of the mores that are illogical or bewildering to her. A protagonist sent in scupper her security is deftly introduced into this story, giving us a chance to rally behind Keiko, congratulating her skill at negotiating her life in a way that maintains her sense of personal integrity.
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Border districts / Gerald Murnane.
Author: Murnane, Gerald, 1939-, author.
Publisher: : New South Books, 2017 -- Artarmon, NSW : Giramondo Publishing Company, 2017. -- ©2017.
Review by: mldrumm  on: 23/05/2019 3:03:17 PM
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The New York Times said in 2018 of Gerald Murnane that he is 'the greatest living English-language writer most people have never hear of'. Big wraps for an Australian writer who has won many awards including the Prime Minister's Literary Award in 2018. His work is dense and meandering using very long but grammatical sentences. He includes a quote by Shelley
Life, like a dome of many-coloured glass,
Stains the white radiance of Eternity.
A short book but not an easy read.
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