Posted on May 12, 2009 by Toni Whitmont
Categorising books can be the kiss of death especially when it comes to so called young adult fiction. So many terrific books get ignored just because people get into a mind set of only reading in a certain category. So let me get it out there.
- Mal Peet’s books are generally categorised as young adult fiction.
- Don’t let the teens have all the fun – Mal Peet makes a very satisfying read for anyone older than about 14.
I’ve been holed up with Exposure over the last few days. Its football, its a twist on Othello, its all about the big man falling from grace. A great read, and an excellent follow up to Keeper and The Penalty. Tamar is a stand alone.
Mal Peet will be trackside in Sydney for the Writers Festival next week and I can’t wait to meet him. In the meantime, check out his Paul Faustino titles here.
Filed under: Fiction, Young Adult | Tagged: Fiction, Mal Peet, Sydney Writers' Festival, young adults | Leave a comment »
Posted on May 8, 2009 by Toni Whitmont
Ever pick up a book and just know you have to hear those words out loud?
Well, l was the one last night sitting up in bed last night savouring every word of the opening chapters of Philipp Meyer’s American Rust. You can’t get much more praise for a debut novel than has been heaped upon this one. Meyer (yes, that’s him) will be gracing our shores for the Sydney Writers’ Festival in a couple of weeks and I am very much looking forward to interviewing him.
Meanwhile, if you want to get hold of the book, get it here.
Filed under: Fiction | Tagged: American Rust, debut novel, Fiction, Philipp Meyer, Sydney Writers' Festival | Leave a comment »