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BOOK REVIEWS

Music Book Review: Dina Santorelli's "Daft Punk: A Trip Inside The Pyramid" (2014)

Dina Santorelli’s A Trip Inside The Pyramid takes you on a journey through time, traversing the origins of modern EDM and the enigmatic duo that began it all: Daft Punk. Through a combination of show-stopping photographs and tell-all paragraphs, a decade-spanning history has been condensed into a must-read for all fans of the cosmic pair.

New release CDs and Books deliver last minute Christmas gift ideas for fans of The Beatles

Hardly a year goes by without the release of new Beatles related material. Be they compilation albums, books, covers, gimmicks... it seems there's always something to keep fans of the iconic British band happy. At this point though, unless McCartney or Ringo bring out some new auto-biography, filled with never before known details, is there really anything new we can take from these releases? Probably not. But that doesn't stop them from coming out, and nor should it. With music as good as it was (and is) there's no reason we shouldn't continue to celebrate it - and creative minds continue to think of new ways to do so.

Reading with the AU: Oliver Burkeman - The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking (2013)

For anybody struggling — whether it’s with sickness, relationships, or finishing that last task for your boss — phrases like “but it’s not that bad” and “you’ll be fiiiiiiine” are sometimes more harmful than helpful. Guardian journalist Oliver Burkeman seeks to challenge these frustrating fragments of advice with what he calls “the negative path to happiness” — an empowering yet firmly realistic view that can actually be useful.

the AU interview: Jesse Bering - Author of Perv: The Sexual Deviant in all of Us (USA, 2013)

From the author of Why is the Penis Shaped Like That - Jesse Bering - comes the new book PERV: The Surprising Science of Sexual Deviance. It's a fascinating read that runs with the following concept: if a generation ago homosexuals were put on the same level as pedophiles or those who engage in bestiality (and let's be frank: for some nutjobs, they still use such analogies), why should we not offer those who do engage in such activities the same scientific courtesy as the rest...

Reading with the AU: John McBeath - What Westerners Have For Breakfast (2013)

This is the travel diary of author John McBeath, chronicling the time he and his partner spent living in Goa in the mid 80s. They found themselves in the midst of a tourist boom and got into the industry just in time.

Reading with the AU: Anna Romer - Thornwood House (2013)

Romer’s debut novel is a murder mystery spanning four generations, set against the unique landscape of the Australian outback. It’s an ambitious project, and while it’s not without it’s weaknesses, the end result is an engaging story that would appeal to fans of suspense and stories about family secrets.

Reading with the AU: Peter Goldsworthy - His Stupid Boyhood (2013)

Peter Goldsworthy may be one of Australia’s most accomplished writers, but you wouldn’t know it from the title he’s chosen. Or perhaps you would: this self-deprecating mood colours his memoir — from the bizarre range of childhood obsessions to the first fumblings of adolescence — with sunny, occasionally glaring insight that can only be attained through years of reflection, and skill with words.

Reading with the AU: The CSIRO & Baker IDI Diabetes Recipe Book

Diabetes – and the type II variety in particular – is becoming increasingly common. There are now more than 1.5 million Australians with the disease and this number is set to double in the next five to 10 years. In the past, when people were diagnosed they were often told they would have to cut out sugar from their diets. But The CSIRO and Baker IDI Diabetes Recipe Book looks set to challenge some of that thinking.

Photo Gallery: The Fashionable Cocktail by Jane Rocca - Book Launch - Reader's Feast Bookstore (27.08.13)

Jane Rocca, author of The Cocktail + Cocktails and Rock Tales, launched her latest tonight: The Fashionable Cocktail.