Lord of the Flies – William Golding

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At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate. This far from civilisation they can do anything they want. Anything. But as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as … Continue reading Lord of the Flies – William Golding

The Golden House – Salman Rushdie

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On the day of Barack Obama’s inauguration, an enigmatic billionaire from foreign shores takes up residence in the architectural jewel of “the Gardens,” a cloistered community in New York’s Greenwich Village. The neighbourhood is a bubble within a bubble, and the residents are immediately intrigued by the eccentric newcomer and his family.  Our guide to … Continue reading The Golden House – Salman Rushdie

The Reader – Bernhard Schlink

When he falls ill on his way home from school, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. In time she becomes his lover—then she inexplicably disappears. When Michael next sees her, he is a young law student, and she is on trial for a hideous crime. https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B005GQ5HB0/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=readmorebookc-22&linkId=226bda2243965a131044f9d472071247&language=en_AU Set in post-war … Continue reading The Reader – Bernhard Schlink