Search results for author: Toni Whitmont

Gold by Chris Cleave: Review by Toni Whitmont

Congratulations to Chris Cleave whose book Gold is a reminder to everyone jaded by formulaic novels churned out by tired authors just how good contemporary fiction can be. Having just read it in one uninterruptable sitting, I have been left in a lather of frustration. Still several months out from publication date, I am itching to talk to someone about it, itching to put it into the hands of an... Read more

by | March 7, 2012

The Good Father by Noah Hawley: review by Toni Whitmont

What follows is an exploration of fatherhood, of self, of loyalty, of obligation, of identity and perhaps, of the limits of unconditional love. There are wonderful insights into family, into connection and disconnection, and what it is like to watch someone decide to simply slip away from their moorings. Read more

by | March 6, 2012

Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Green: Review by Toni Whitmont

In Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, Green has done something quite remarkable. He has written a tense psychological thriller and at the same time, a warm and moving story about life, death, love, loyalty and destiny. Read more

by | February 8, 2012

Mateship with Birds by Carrie Tiffany: Review by Toni Whitmont

This is a particularly sensual novel, and in that respect, it fits very well into that bush setting. The reader feels the ooze of the soil under hoof, smells the diesel of the red Fergy in the shed, hears the plop of the milk in the pail. And when it comes to longings of a more human kind, Tiffany's sparse and unsentimental style is both deft and poetic. Read more

by | January 29, 2012

The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Superior Funerals by Wendy Jones

Wendy Jones has written a surprisingly restrained and moving book. There are secrets which aren't pretty, there are shocks without sensationalism. This is a novel about duty, love, loss and responsibility and it deserves a very wide audience. Read more

by | December 13, 2011