Sustenance by Simone Lazaroo

Courtesy UWAP Set at a quiet resort in Bali, Sustenance looks at the use of food as a means of both spiritual and physical comfort when all hope is gone. A warning; hotel chef Perpetua de Mello will have you drooling over the pages so try not to ruin your book, especially if it’s from the library! On a different level, Sustenance tackles ...

The Ask by Sam Lipsyte

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I had read mixed reviews about The Ask and many a friend said they had started but struggled so my expectations were pretty low. And while I can’t purport to understand everything that Lipsyte was trying to say, I did love the way he said it. Such a fast-taking smart-arse prose; every breath filled with ...

PERFECT PASSAGE OF PROSE…from a book I have read

Courtesy of Penguin The Boat by Nam Le, page 279 But the mention of land – coming even from her own mouth – cancelled out any joke for Mai.  She had been trying not to think about it.  From every quarter everyone now discussed, obsessively, their situation: they were on a broken-down junk, stranded in the Eastern ...