REVIEW: Mad as Hell and Back by Shaun Micallef and Gary McCaffrie

In brief: Sketches from such wit as Mad As Hell, Newstopiä, The Micallef P(r)ogram(me) and Full Frontal. The good: Some of my favourites are in this book. The not-so-good: Some of my favourites are no in this book. Why I chose it: Because Shaun Micallef is a National Legend, as discovered recently when a repeat... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 12/8/19

Happy Monday! The big news in Australia is that it's been snowing in some areas – even at the football! While it's not that cold here, I think the weather will take a turn for the worse this week. Fortunately, the postie delivered some great books and I took the opportunity to buy some (especially... Continue Reading →

Preincarnate by Shaun Micallef

This is Shaun Micallef’s (The Leading Australian Comedian of the Entire Cosmos) first novella, linking such matters as Jack the Ripper, Tom Cruise, time travel, Freemasons, space travel and Matthew Reilly all together in one reasonable size book. It is not for the faint hearted, nor those who simply don’t ‘get’ Micallef. (I’m not talking... Continue Reading →

Smithereens by Shaun Micallef

  Yes, it does need to be that big. (Original 2004 cover) Smithereens was originally published in 2004 and has been re-released this year. As a long time Micallef fan (from Full Frontal to The Micallef P(r)ogram(me) to Micallef Tonight), I am reviewing the original edition. The new edition does contain some changes though, noted by Micallef himself... Continue Reading →

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