Two Australian authors. Two great reads.
(Two books that could not be more different).
If You’re Looking For: Suspense, drama, fiction
My Review: Highly entertaining, suspenseful, and heart wrenching. This is one of those long books that reads like a short book. Liane is good like that. She’s also a wizard at jumping between dark and light, making jokes and witty dialogue in between scenes that give you goosebumps. A novel you pass around and text about at 11pm. A good book club book.
Their Review: “Probably the funniest book about murder and domestic abuse I’ll ever read.” -Ann on Goodreads
If You’re Looking For: Dark satire
If You Liked: We Need To Talk About Kevin
My Review: Dark, profane, and oddly poetic. While this story is set up as a typical “outside teenage male observing the world,” it reads like a Booker Prize award winning novel (which it is). Vernon will leave you feeling shaken, changed, and smirking. A unique and propelling story.
Their Review: “If you’re offended by what this book may say about life in Texas or America, then don’t read this book. If you’re offended by a foul-mouthed boy whose morals are questionable at times, then don’t read this book. This novel is also touching, poignant, irritating, exasperating, and laugh-out loud funny. DBC Pierre took risks in spades in Vernon God Little and if you’re strong enough to take them with him, then this book is one you should read. Like any good satire, he’s highlighted truths hidden behind the facade of everyday life.” - W. R. Greer, Canongate