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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.
What makes bushfires worse, causes native species collapse and creates forest dieback?
Science Goes Viral
When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, an early diagnosis – one made well before signs of irreversible dementia are apparent – is key to providing effective intervention and treatment.
Byron’s ‘pop-up’ Firefly Art Gallery is presenting the work of local First Nations artists in the upcoming Gulihl Art exhibition in Marvell Hall.
Promoting community awareness, assistance and support, for asylum seekers and refugees, the Pottsville Refugee Support Group recently hosted refugee and asylum seeker families from Logan at a fun day at the beach.