Zeitoun – Mel Morton

Dave Eggers - McSweeneys’ Books - July 2009 If, like me, you watched the horrific events of Hurricane Katrina unfold back in 2005, and remember the seemingly incompetent way George W Bush and his government handled the devastating fall out in New Orleans, then Zeitoun is the book for you. It has been written, understandably, …

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Mel Morton

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith, Quirk Books, April 2009 As a Jane Austen enthusiast, it was with apprehension that I read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a recent adaption of Austen’s most popular novel. I need not, however have worried. By the opening line I was smiling and by the …

While My Sister Sleeps – Mel Morton

While My Sister Sleeps Barbara Delinsky, HarperCollins, 2009 While My Sister Sleeps is an emotionally charged story of a family’s difficult decision about when is the right time to turn off the life support machine. After her elder sister, Robin suffers a heart attack and drifts in to a coma, Molly, the main character is …