Nicole Hayes

Nicole Hayes is one of my favourite Australian authors. This is due to two main factors – the first, that she is a magnificent writer who manages to capture emotion so well that I have often found myself nodding with recognition when reading her works. The second is that she is also a diehard footy … More Nicole Hayes

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote/Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi

The year is 2018. And yet, the two biggest sellers in the true crime genre remain, to this day, books about murders that happened well over 40 years ago respectively. They are both notorious as the standard to which all other true crime books are measured, and they are still just as frightening, evocative and … More In Cold Blood by Truman Capote/Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi

Winter reads

Winter is here, and it’s one of the best times of the year for reading. It’s too cold to go outside and do anything and none of us want to leave our bed on the dark, frosty mornings. It may be a cliché to curl up with a book and a blanket while the rain … More Winter reads

Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis/The Long Hard Road Out of Hell by Marilyn Manson

In the realm of music biographies, there are a few that rise above the echelon and find their way into popular culture. Due to an oversaturation of the market of “celebrity memoirs” and a reduction in demand for the “tell-all”, these books are becoming fewer and fewer. In recent times, Jimmy Barnes’ Working Class Boy … More Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis/The Long Hard Road Out of Hell by Marilyn Manson