‘Tsundoku’ is the Japanese art of buying books and never reading them. However, one scholar believes that the size of your library is irrelevant, as long as you haven’t read anything in it.
It’s an age-old question – is the book or the movie better? Well, saner minds have debated this topic and failed, so we challenged our favourite book club to find an absolute answer. Yeah, right.
Samantha Irby’s book scythes into the bone of the modern experience. Blows of emotion batter the reader long after the final page.
‘Girl in Snow’ approaches a murder from three distinct perspectives, but it is the weight and brilliance of those narratives that sets Kukafka apart. A superb debut.
I sat down with the peerless John Laws to discuss the enemies of the past, his hopes for the future, and the world beyond that. If you think the great man has mellowed with age, think again.
Michael Chabon’s “Moonglow” is a stylistic hybrid of fiction and memoir, all in an effort to mislead the audience. Ballsy, yet fantastically done.
“Swing Time” tackles female friendship, motherhood and celebrity, however it is author Zadie Smith’s keen eye for the human condition that will make it a classic.
O, the lovers we covet, those with large bookcases and hard covers. Book people. If you have your eye on one, but are short in the knowledge department, worry not, for we can bluff you through it.
There’s a large list of colossal classics that sit in our “one day” pile. Until that day comes, fake it, with our Book Bluff treatment of Moby Dick. Warning: spoilers abound.
Bronwyn Bishop has made her exit, but don’t count out her return. In some form, the Bish will be back.
With the passing of Harper Lee, Loretta Barnard explains the enduring legacy of the Pulitzer prize winner.
Lachlan R Dale slipped back into the harsh embrace of his 40-year-old beau, A Lover’s Discourse, to relearn the benefits and detriments of searing love.
What it do, playa? The earnest genius of Sparky Sweets PHd extracts the real meaning behind a book of shameful context, Nabokov’s “Lolita.”
TBS chats to wordsmiths and amateur cricket hacks Messrs Higgins, Edwards and Perry, to explain their newly-released book, The Grade Cricketer.
In The Society of the Crossed Keys, Lachlan Liesfield rediscovers the work of Stefan Zweig, a gem who shines far beyond The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Richard Jackson retains hope that our digital connectivity dependence won’t spell the end of the humble book. #booksschmooks where are those lolz cat videos…? #oops