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Book Talk

Here are some new additions to Shire of Dardanup Library Services for this month, plus more from our selection of titles you should read in your lifetime . . .

In Fiction

The Candidates : based on a true country by Matthew S. Hiley

Nothing is sacred in this comic short novel from Matthew S. Hiley. His wit is sharp and quick, and this story is dark, cynical, and hilarious. Politics-as-usual and pop-culture are thoroughly skewered in one of the most absurd and entertaining stories ever told.

3.5 out of 5 stars www.goodreads.com

The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

Helen Simonson’s beloved, New York Times bestselling debut, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, instantly established her reputation as an uncommonly gifted storyteller, with humor, wit, and a sharp eye for character. Now she returns with an equally compelling work of fiction, one that reaches far beyond the small English village in which it is set.

3.9 out of 5 stars www.goodreads.com

In Non-Fiction

Sue Williamson : Life and Work by Mark Gevisser

This monograph celebrates the forty-year artistic career of Sue Williamson, one of South Africa’s most respected artists and a key member of the pioneering generation whose work challenged the Apartheid state in the 1970s and 1980s.

4.5 out of 5 stars www.goodreads.com

Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores by Jen Campbell

“Did Beatrix Potter ever write a book about dinosaurs?” to “Did Charles Dickens ever write anything fun?” Anyone who has ever worked in retail will nod knowingly at requests like “I’ve forgotten my glasses, can you read me the first chapter?” Filled with fun and quirky illustrations.

4.0 out of 5 stars www.goodreads.com

In DVDs

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Mr Robot : The complete first season

Mr. Robot follows Elliot, a young programmer who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and a vigilante hacker by night. Elliot finds himself at a crossroads when the mysterious leader of an underground hacker group recruits him to destroy the corporation he is paid to protect.

8.8 out of 10 stars www.imdb.com

Dr. Strangelove or : How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb directed by Stanley Kubrick

An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. Classic black comedy starring Peter Sellers at his finest.

8.5 out of 10 stars www.imdb.com

What you may have missed . . .

This month we continue to feature some of the Books You Must Read in Your Lifetime. On your next visit to the Library why not take one of these with you:

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

The story of the chaotic and doomed love of Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, set against the moors of England, creates a rare blend of violence and beauty. Bronte’s masterpiece of English literature is a stunningly original and shocking exploration of obsessive passion.

4.0 out of 5 stars www.goodreads.com

The Merry-Go-Round Under the Sea by Randolph Stow

An Australian classic, about a young boy growing up in war-time Western Australia. The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea allows us a precious glimpse into a simpler kind of childhood in a country that no longer exists.

3.7 out of 5 stars www.goodreads.com