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Australian journalist and author Malcolm Knox has written a comprehensive, entertaining and eye-opening account of the rise and rise of methamphetamine use in Australia
This month we have four reviews from our Echo Drudges bookshelves – Rainbow Mars by Larry Niven from Mungo, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho from Jules, Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre from Simon, and The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ Philip Pullman from David.
Imagine you’re on the brink of death but instead of death an old man asks you to take his hand. This is quite normal in the futuristic world of Time Riders, written by Alex Scarrow, which takes place in a dying world polluted by CO2 and other noxious fumes.
Ian McEwan is perhaps best known from the film of his novel Atonement, in which Keira Knightley gave one of her more powerful performances. He seems to have a real flair for understanding his female characters and this is on show again in Sweet Tooth.
Eliot Schrefer has published many books during his career as an author. Eliot Schrefer specialises in young adult novels and has two adult novels as well. Heart of Danger is now one of my favourite books of all time; I loved the book from start to finish.
The Ballina Croquet Club is hoping to receive up to $300,000 in funding for a new club house at Cawarra Park.
Following the flight of a COVID positive traveller from Sydney to Ballina and the detection of COVID fragments in the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) both locals and visitors have responded to calls for more testing in the region.