haiku book reviews – part 10

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
Mesmerising and
confronting: about how we
know without knowing.

Shrill by Lindy West
A funny, angry,
compassionate call to treat
each other better.

Naked by David Sedaris
Of all the laughs laughed,
the Sedaris laugh is the
best laugh of them all.

Daughters of Castellorizo by Zeny Giles
A story of what
keeps family together
and tears it apart.

Fathers from the Edge (edited) by Helen Nickas
I glimpsed my papou
in bits of every story,
thus crying through it.

Fighting Hislam by Susan Carland
Muslim women speak
from the heart, the head and core
of this vital book.

Flesh Wounds by Richard Glover
A story well told
by a masterful, watchful
crafter of stories.

Depends What Your Mean By Extremist by John Safran
As frightening as
it is funny, another
gripping Safran book.

Daily Rituals by Mason Curry
Your arty process?
Comparatively normal
alongside these ones.

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
Masterful stories
from the master of telling
a damn go(o)d story.

A Writing Life: Helen Garner & Her Work by Bernadette Brennan
Sharp and involving,
a well fitted tribute to
the master herself.

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
Stirring, consuming,
lyrical, darkly funny,
expertly crafted.

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