An open letter to Amazon: Things have to change.

To: Amazon.comCC: Re: Things have got to change. To whom it may concern:I am writing to offer my thoughts on the current state of play in the direct publishing market. Never before in the history of publishing have so many had the opportunity to publish their own book. Certainly, vanity presses have been aroundContinue reading “An open letter to Amazon: Things have to change.”

The Balkan Express – Slavenka Drakulic

The Balkan Express:Fragments from theother side of war. I am ashamed to say that I only remember the war depicted in this book as little more than an intellectual enterprise. It was given to me by a friend of my wife’s as we had just come back from a holiday in the region, and sheContinue reading “The Balkan Express – Slavenka Drakulic”

The Light Between Oceans – M.L. Stedman

The Light Between OceansM.L. Stedman I really wanted to like this book, and on balance it is a good one. But there are some real clanging issues that hold it back. It is set in the 1920’s at what was then an Australian outpost. For the most part it is written in a modern voiceContinue reading “The Light Between Oceans – M.L. Stedman”