This list is complete to the end of 2011 and is offered primarily as part of my biographical information; the full list was becoming unwieldy for anyone who visited my site just for the reviews.

The reviews in the first, much bigger, group were published in The Bulletin, Townsville, on the dates given; my role there ceased with the latest (top) book on this list. There are a few more book reviews at the bottom of the page (here) which appeared elsewhere or only on this site. Most of my CD reviews, 2004 - 2010, are here, and miscellaneous recent pieces in all genres are listed here.

Links (click on titles or book covers) take to you to revised copies of the reviews on this site or my newer site, Green Path. Those I have chosen to republish in this way are mostly books I particularly liked, especially if they happen to be Australian and therefore less likely to be reviewed elsewhere. This page on Green Path lists reviews I have written since 2011 and provides links to them.

Barker: Taliban Shuffle (29 October 2011)
Stross: Rule 34 (29 October 2011)
Bowden: Gone Viral (22 October 2011)

Chopra & Mlodinow: War of the Worldviews (15 October 2011)
Morgenstern: The Night Circus (1 October 2011)
Mazari: The Honey Thief (24 Sept 2011)
Morden: Metrozone trilogy - Equations of Life, Theories of Flight & Degrees of Freedom (10 Sept 2011)
Cameron: Pepsi Bears (3 Sept 2011)
Smith: Dick Smith's Population Crisis (6 August 2011)

Boylan: The Keepers and the Kept (23 July 2011)
Vargas: An Uncertain Place (9 July 2011)
Worrall: Two Wings of a Nightingale (2 July 2011)
McRae: Tribal Science (18 June 2011)
Mankell: The Troubled Man (28 May 2011)
Parker: My School (21 May 2011)
Leon: Drawing Conclusions (7 May 2011)

Holt: 1222 (7 May 2011)
Woodford: The Great Barrier Reef (23 April 2011)
Leonard: All He Saw was the Girl (9 April 2011)
LiNQ: Islands (26 March 2011)
Dowrick: Seeking the Sacred (26 February 2011)
Rajaniemi: Quantum Thief (19 Febuary 2011)

Disher: Wyatt (12 February 2011)
Rushdie: Luka and the Fire of Life (22 January 2011)
French: Menagerie of False Truths (11 December 2010)
Watson: Future Minds (4 December 2010)
Vonnegut: Look at the Birdie (27 November 2010)
Doshi: The Pleasure Seekers (20 November 2010)

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Hiaasen: Star Island (13 November 2010)
Somerville & Perkins: Singing the Coast (30 October 2010)
Mackay: What Makes us Tick (30 October 2010)
Gaiman & Sarrantonio: Stories (23 October 2010)
Elliott: Cold Magic (18 Sept 2010)
Pratchett: I Shall Wear Midnight (11 Sept 2010)

Wastberg: The Journey of Anders Sparrmann (28 Aug 2010)
Hoffman: City of Ships (14 Aug 2010)
MacLeod: The Life of a Teenage Body-Snatcher (31 July 2010)
Ogama: Hotel Iris (24 July 2010)

Mather: The Second Best Job in the World (10 July 2010)
Schor: Plenitude (3 July 2010)
Flint: The Singapore School of Villainy (19 June 2010)
Martel: Beatrice and Virgil (29 May 2010)
Lutz: The Spellmans Strike Again (15 May 2010)
Donna Leon: A Question of Belief (8 May 2010)

Meehan: Below the Styx (1 May 2010)
Phillips: The Egyptologist (3 April 2010)
Mankell: The Man from Beijing (6 March 2010)
Rothwell: Journeys to the Interior (6 March 2010)
Showalter: Intertwined (27 Feb 2010)
Corder: Halo (20 Feb 2010)

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Morgan and McCrystal: Poles Apart (30 Jan 2010)
Wong: John Dies at the End (16 January 2010)
Niederman: Number Freak (9 January 2010)
McGahan: Wonders of a Godless World (9 January 2010)
Dawkins: The Greatest Show on Earth(12 December 2009)
Grayling: Liberty in the Age of Terror (24 October 2009)

Rosenberg: The Hollow Tree (10 October 2009)
Granta: The New Fiction (3 October 2009)
Gleitzman: Grace (20 September 2009)
Herbert and Anderson: Winds of Dune (22 August 2009)
Adiga: Between the Assassinations (15 August 2009)
Leon: About Face (8 August 2009)

Lutz: Revenge of the Spellmans (25 July 2009)
Mankell: Italian Shoes (18 July 2009)
Gemmell: The Book of Rapture (11 July 2009)
Watanabe: Problem Solving 101 (11 July 2009)
George: Two of the Deadliest (20 June 2009)
Okri: Tales of Freedom (13 June 2009)

Qiu Xiaolong: The Mao Case (30 May 2009)
Beck: Beneath the Dark Ice (16 May 2009)
Jaivin: A Most Immoral Woman (9 May 2009)
Leigh: Disquiet (2 May 2009)
Adair: And Then There Was No One (25 April 2009)
Browne: Iron Heart (25 April 2009)

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Vargas: Chalk Circle Man (18 April 2009)
Baumgart & McDonough: Cradle to Cradle (4 April 2009)
McDougall: Too Hard Basket (4 April 2009)
[Penguin]: Composting (4 April 2009)
Barrett: Hign Noon in Nimbin (28 March 2009)
Kelly: Spiders - learning to love them (7 March 2009)

Browne: The Eye of the Abyss (21 February 2009)
Miller: One Morning Like a Bird (14 February 2009)
Roy: Hunting Elephants (17 January 2009)
Dobbs: The Edge of Madness (13 December 2008)
Granta
No. 102, Summer 2008: The New Nature Writing (6 December 2008)
Brookmyre: Snowball in Hell (29 November 2008)

Stanisic: How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone (29 November 2008)
Kruszelnicki: Science is Golden (22 November 2008)
Rankin: Doors Open (15 November 2008)
Alpert: Final Theory (18 October 2008)
Gaiman: Coraline (graphic novel) (11 October 2008)
Bateman: Orpheus Rising  (6 September 2008)

Maitland: Bright Air  (29 August 2008)
Perez-Reverte: The KingÕs Gold (29 August 2008)
Buckman: TasmaniaÕs Wilderness Battles (9 August 2008 )
Bell: The Ninth Circle (26 July 2008)
Morrow: The PhilosopherÕs Apprentice (19 July 2008)
James: The Selfish Capitalist (12 July 2008)

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LiNQ (Literature in North Queensland) Vol 34 (7 June 2008)
de Bernieres: The Partisan's Daughter (31 May 2008)
Rushdie: The Enchantress of Florence (24 May 2008)
Levin: A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines (3 May 2008)
Rabalais: The Landscape of Desire (3 May 2008)
Jacobsen: The Burnt-Out Town of Miracles (19 April 2008)

Heller: Whale Warriors (22 March 2008)
Alda: Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself (23 February 2008)
Davidar: The Solitude of Emperors (9 February 2008)
Chabon: Gentlemen of the Road (26 January 2008)
Ayres: Super Crunchers (26 January 2008)
Miller: Landscape of Farewell (19 January 2008)

Winterson: The Stone Gods (12 January 2008)
Sacks: Musicophilia (22 December 2007)
Pratchett: Making Money (15 December 2007)
Edwards: The Secrets of a Fire King (3 November 2007)
Williams: Future Perfect (27 October 2007)
Crocombe: A Lighter Footprint (6 October 2007)

Edwards: The River Sai (29 September 2007)
Allen: Mere Anarchy (22 September 2007)
Charlesworth: Philosophy for Beginners (18 August 2007)
Lovelock: The Revenge of Gaia (4 August 2007)
Larsson: Savage Altar (28 July 2007)
Abidi: Passarola Rising (21 July 2007)

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Pataki: Against Religion (30 June 2007)
Qiu Xiaolong: When Red is Black (23 June 2007)
Roy: Problem Child (2 June 2007)
Kriwaczek: An Incomplete History of the Art of Funerary Violin (26 May 2007)
Appleyard: How to Live Forever or Die Trying (12 May 2007)
Landy: Skulduggery Pleasant (21 April 2007)

Brockman (ed): What Is Your Dangerous Idea? (7 April 2007)
Roberts: A Sense of the World (23 March 2007)
Browne: Inspector Anders and the Blood Vendetta (17 Feb 2007)
Clarke: The Ladies of Grace Adieu (10 Feb 2007)
Ingpen: Imprints of Generations (13 Jan 2007)
Boyle: Talk Talk (6 Jan 2007)

Gruen: Water for Elephants (23 Dec 2006)
Norton: 365 Ways to Change the World (28 Oct 2006)
Bodanis: Passionate Minds (16 Sept 2006)
Busselle: Landscapes, Seas and Skies and Special Effects and Photo-Art (12 Aug 2006)
Armanno: Candle Life (29 July 2006)
Qiu Xiaolong: Death of a Red Heroine (27 May 2006)

Griffith Review 11: Getting Smart (20 May 2006)
Perez-Reverte: Purity of Blood (22 April 2006)
Stewart: Darwin's Tortoise (11 March 2006)
Camilleri: The Voice of the Violin (4 March 2006)
Browne: Rendezvous at Kamakura Inn (4 March 2006)
Zimmer: Where Did We Come From? (25 Feb 2006)

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Mosley: Cinnamon Kiss (11 Feb 2006)
Miller: Prochownik's Dream (14 Jan 2006)
Jackson: Ten Sorry Tales (24 Dec 2005)
Slattery: Dating Aphrodite (19 Nov 2005)
James: Rain on a Hot Tin Roof (5 Nov 2005)
Mosley: Little Scarlet (17 Sept 2005)

Donovan: Doctor Salt (20 August 2005)
McDonald: River of Gods (23 July 2005)
Seymour: The Bugatti Queen (9 July 2005)
Forbes: Blood Storm (30 April 2005)
Malladi: Serving Crazy with Curry (2 April 2005)
Griffith Review 6: Our Global Face (19 Feb 2005)

Conrad: Tales of Two Hemispheres (19 Feb 2005)
Burge: Heloise & Abelard (4 Dec 2004)
Rankin: Fleshmarket Close (6 Nov 2004)
Carver: Black Tide (30 Oct 2004)
Padilla: Antipodes (18 Sept 2004)
Taylor: Wormwood (4 Sept 2004)

Published elsewhere since the beginning of 2005:

Elliot: Cold Magic in Viewpoint, Summer 2010 (Vol 18 Nr 4)
Gore: Our Choice on this site October 2010
Hughes: Someone Else: Fictional Essays in LiNQ, 2010.
Miller: Landscape of Farewell in LiNQ Vol 35, 2008.

Heller: Whale Warriors in Australian Rationalist, September 2008
Walker: Mantras & Misdemeanors on this site, April 2008
Charlesworth: Philosophy for Beginners in Australian Rationalist, April 2008
Pataki: Against Religion in Australian Rationalist, April 2008
Marsh, ed. Pellegrini: 150 Years of Opera in Chicago in Music & Vision (online), Sept. 2006

Jackson: Ten Sorry Tales in Viewpoint: Books for Young Adults, Winter 2006
Griffith Review 11: Getting Smart in Teacher, June 2006
Zimmer: Where Did We Come From? in The Helix, March 2006
Lane: God - The Interview on this site, Sept 2005
Wynhausen: Dirt Cheap on this site, July 2005

List last updated 15.1.12
Intro and some links updated Dec 2016

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