Booktopia - Australia's local bookstore

Pile by the Bed reviews a debut Asian-insprired fantasy Fathomfolk by Eliza Chan.

No Comments robertgoodman Read More

Pile by the Bed reviews Simul by andrew Caldecott the second and final volume in his post-apocalytic steampunk and fantasy inspired duology which started with Momenticon.

No Comments robertgoodman Read More

Pile by the Bed reviews Darkness Runs Deep by Claire McNeel a book that despite its noir title is actually about the power of sport, in this case AFL, to bring communities together.

No Comments robertgoodman Read More

Pile by the Bed reviews Tipping Point by Dinuka McKenzie, the third book in her Australian rural crime series set in Northern NSW and featuring detective Kate Miles.

No Comments robertgoodman Read More

Pile by the Bed reviews The Good Dog by Simon Rowell, the third book in his Melbourne-based procedural series starring Detective Zoe Mayer and the good dog of the title, Harry.

No Comments robertgoodman Read More

Pile by the Bed reviews The Singularity by Balsam Karam, a short but devastating novel centred around the lives of refugees.

No Comments robertgoodman Read More

Pile by the Bed reviews The Coral Bones by EJ Swift a climate fiction novel that is also a love letter to The Great Barrier Reef.

No Comments robertgoodman Read More

Pile by the Bed reviews The Freedom of Emma Herwegh by Dirk Kurbjuweit an historical novel exploring the life of a remarkable woman who was, with her poet husband, involved in a failed revolution in German in 1848.

No Comments robertgoodman Read More

Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends These Burning Stars by Bethany Jacobs a visceral and engaging debut space opera.

No Comments robertgoodman Read More

Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Moscow X by David McCloskey the high octane espionage follow up to his debut thriller Damascus Station.

No Comments robertgoodman Read More

Pile by the Bed reviews Relight My Fire by CK McDonnell the fourth book in his comic urban fantasy stranger Times series based around a newspaper of the weird in Manchester.

No Comments robertgoodman Read More

Pile by the Bed reviews The Storm We Made by Vanessa Chan a stunning historical fiction debut set during the Japanese occupation of Malaysia during World War 2.

No Comments robertgoodman Read More

Pile by the Bed reviews and recommens The Fractured Dark by Megan O'Keefe the second in her propulsive Devoured Worlds trilogy.

No Comments robertgoodman Read More

Pile by the Bed reviews The Wizard of the Kremlin by Giuliano da Empoli, a reimagining of the rise to power of Vladimir Putin from the point of view of his PR director.

No Comments robertgoodman Read More

Pile by the Bed reviews Three Assassins by Kotaro Isaka. This follow up to Bullet Train a wild, violent filled romp across Tokyo full of bizarre characters, plenty fo action and meticulously set up twists.

No Comments robertgoodman Read More

Pile by the Bed reviews The New Detective by Peter Steiner, the fourth in his Willi Geismeier series but a good introduction as it that provides an origin story for his Munich-based detective, starting in on the eve of WWI and with Geismeier's first day in the job.

No Comments robertgoodman Read More

Pile by the Bed reviews Adama by Lavie Tidhar, his second book after Maror that digs into the mythology behind the State of Israel.

No Comments robertgoodman Read More

Pile by the Bide reviews Blue Ckies by TC Boyle a dark environmental satire that looks at the increasing impacts of climate change on a family in Florida and California.

No Comments robertgoodman Read More

Pile by the Bed reviews 2023 Booker Prize winner Prophet Song by Paul Lynch, a dark desecnt into a future Ireland riven by fascism and civil war.

No Comments robertgoodman Read More

Pile by the Bed reviews Damascus Station by David McCloskey who usues his background as a CIA analyst to deliver a tense espionage thriller set in Syria during the 2010 civil war

No Comments robertgoodman Read More
Darkness Runs Deep by Claire McNeel
Crime , Review / 16/02/2024

Pile by the Bed reviews Darkness Runs Deep by Claire McNeel a book that despite its noir title is actually about the power of sport, in this case AFL, to bring communities together.

Tipping Point by Dinuka McKenzie
Crime , Review / 14/02/2024

Pile by the Bed reviews Tipping Point by Dinuka McKenzie, the third book in her Australian rural crime series set in Northern NSW and featuring detective Kate Miles.

The Good Dog by Simon Rowell
Crime , Review / 12/02/2024

Pile by the Bed reviews The Good Dog by Simon Rowell, the third book in his Melbourne-based procedural series starring Detective Zoe Mayer and the good dog of the title, Harry.

Three Assassins by Kotaro Isaka
Crime , Review , Thriller / 19/01/2024

Pile by the Bed reviews Three Assassins by Kotaro Isaka. This follow up to Bullet Train a wild, violent filled romp across Tokyo full of bizarre characters, plenty fo action and meticulously set up twists.

The New Detective by Peter Steiner
Crime , Historical , Review / 17/01/2024

Pile by the Bed reviews The New Detective by Peter Steiner, the fourth in his Willi Geismeier series but a good introduction as it that provides an origin story for his Munich-based detective, starting in on the eve of WWI and with Geismeier's first day in the job.

Blue Skies by TC Boyle
Literature , Review / 15/01/2024

Pile by the Bide reviews Blue Ckies by TC Boyle a dark environmental satire that looks at the increasing impacts of climate change on a family in Florida and California.