Menu
Scroll to top
Topic: Jim Morgan
A reader’s progress: Blyton, the bush, Randolph Stow and Oxford

A reader’s progress: Blyton, the bush, Randolph Stow and Oxford

A brief bush Bildungsroman: indefatigable reader Jim Morgan traces his evolution as reader.

Magda Szubanski: a famous daughter and her father’s past

Magda Szubanski: a famous daughter and her father’s past

Indefatigable reader, Jim Morgan, admires Magda Szubanski's startling memoir.

Hot Jane Austen in Silicon Valley

Hot Jane Austen in Silicon Valley

Jim Morgan reads 'The Underwriting', a new novel of Silicon Valley and Wall Street, and goes from dismissing it to finding it kind of hot.

Joan London’s moving novel, “The Golden Age”

Joan London’s moving novel, “The Golden Age”

Jim Morgan reads Joan London's "The Golden Age" and is moved to recall a time when polio loomed in every life.

“Joyful” – one of the best novels

“Joyful” – one of the best novels

A 'Sideways Glance' review by Jim Morgan: Why is a novel about grief and beauty titled 'Joyful'? Robert Hillman's new novel has it all.

A knife in the street

A knife in the street

Inveterate reader Jim Morgan finally gets around to the terrifyingly titled "Every Parent's Nightmare."

Bully for you: Peter Timms’ wise and funny novel

Bully for you: Peter Timms’ wise and funny novel

Jim Morgan admires renaissance writer Peter Timms' "Asking for Trouble," a novel set in Melbourne now, and then.

Disher’s genre masterpiece; and Randolph Stow

Disher’s genre masterpiece; and Randolph Stow

Jim Morgan reads a life story, and a crime thriller, and is returned to a youth and manhood on the golden farms of SA.

Books mulched: favourites 2013

Books mulched: favourites 2013

Indefatiguable reader Jim Morgan's Top 10 list. Plus W.H. Chong's favourite reads of the year, and his Christmas shortlist.

Unsatisfactory Kiwis, and love in Queensland

Unsatisfactory Kiwis, and love in Queensland

Ever bookish JIM MORGAN part reads Eleanor Catton's Booker winner "The Luminaries," and tackles new books by Lloyd Jones (A History of Silence) and Alex Miller (Coal Creek). The Kiwis don't come out well.