One of our most successful historical novelists transplants the tragedy of Othello to a playground in Washington D. : when a young black boy arrives at an all-white school, he finds himself at the centre of a web of jealousy, bullying and revenge.
Booktopia has The Boy on the Wooden Box, How the Impossible Became Possible . on Schindler's List by Leon Leyson. Buy a discounted Paperback of The Boy on the Wooden Box online from Australia's leading online bookstore.
Wasted : A Story of Alcohol, Grief and a Death in Brisbane - Elspeth Muir - a book read in one sitting.
The Martian - Andy Weir - a book with a reputation as a page turner. Mediocre writing and characterisation, great story (so, yes, a page turner it was). Sometimes the science was fascinating, at other times just tedious. 3 stars.
The Shallows: How the internet is changing the way we think, read and remember by [Carr, Nicholas] - a book discovered on a blog or Pinterest. A very interesting, worthwhile read but I'd love an updated version with more recent stats and analysis on the effects of the changing digital world on our brains. 4 stars.