Winter reads

Library staff have continued to do a lot of recreational reading over the months and we’ve collected some short reviews of titles we’re reading this Winter.

Alison just read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, just in time to see the film of this book. This is part one of  the posthumously published ‘Millennium‘ trilogy by Steig Larsson featuring middle-aged journalist and soon to become amateur detective, Mikael Blomkvist. Alison thought it was one of the better books she’s read this year and has since bought the sequels.

Avid soccer fan Helen is currently reading SBS’ World Game presenter Craig Foster’s latest book Fozz on football. A very descriptive book, Fozz discusses every aspect of the ‘beautiful’ game and the direction of the sport for Australia. A must read for any soccer fan, especially topical with the World Cup taking place.

Robyn has just finished the classic science fiction book The Midwich Cuckoos, by John Wyndham. A very English style of story where the population of a small village fall ‘asleep’ for a day awake the next with no effects, but later find that all the women are pregnant. The Children grow at a remarkable rate and have some strange powers. It was later made into the film, The Village of the Damned.

Let us know what you have recently read and what you liked or didn’t like about it.