Jacqueline Maley is an award winning journalist and columnist with the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age newspapers. She lives in Sydney and this is her first book.
What I am loving about the way this author writes (and I have only read the first few chapters) is the way she works hard to avoid cliches. Early in her novel I read that a house was 'under the firm GUARDIANSHIP of a giant Moreton Bay fig' and how 'real estate agents would SLIME their business cards through the letterbox'.
It's not easy for authors to find new ways to describe things, and I am impressed when I read someone who constantly works hard to find new ways to express things.
A FEW OF MY FAVES
- The White House Mess - Christopher Buckley
- Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
- The Ginger Man and
- The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazur B
by J.P. Donleavy
- Wilt and
- Blot on the Landscape by Tom Sharpe
- The 100 year old man who climbed out the window - Jonas Jonasson
- A Tiny Bit Marvellous - Dawn French
- Out of the Silent Planet and
- Voyage to Venus by C.S. Lewis
- The Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham
- Jennie - Paul Gallico
- A Street Cat Named Bob - James Bowen
- Half Life - Jillian Cantor
- On Writing - Stephen King