Book reviews by Gillian Dooley for The Adelaide Review.

'The Adelaide Review sees its function as providing insightful review and analysis of the issues, culture and lifestyle shaping Adelaide and South Australia; to be intelligent, informed, critical and independent; to be essential, objective and balanced; to have credibility and integrity'.

Recent Submissions

  • Review of 'Out of Time: The Vexed Life of Georg Tintner' by Tanya Buchdahl Tintner. 

    Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2011-05)
    Review of 'Out of Time: The Vexed Life of Georg Tintner' by Tanya Buchdahl Tintner.
  • Review of 'Counterpoint' by Anna Enquist 

    Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2010-04)
    Review of Anna Enquist's novel, 'Counterpoint'.
  • Review of 'Time's Long Ruin' by Stephen Orr. 

    Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2010-03)
    Reviews of Stephen Orr's novel about the disappearance of the Beaumont children, 'Time's Long Ruin'.
  • One Voice 

    Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2010-03)
    This month, hundreds of singers from all walks of life will come together to make history singing in Mahler’s 8th Symphony. Keen chorister Gillian Dooley gives us an inside view of the preparations that go into staging ...
  • Summer Reading 2009/10 

    Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2010-01)
    Review of 2009 Australian publications for summer reading.
  • Review of 'The Lost Art of Sleep' by Michael McGirr 

    Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2009-09)
    Review of 'The Lost Art of Sleep' by Michael McGirr.
  • Review of 'Alex & Me' by Irene M. Pepperberg 

    Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2009-05)
    Review of 'Alex & Me' by Irene M. Pepperberg, a memoir about a scientist's relationship with her experimental subject, an African grey parrot.
  • Review of 'Filthy Lucre' by Joseph Heath 

    Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2009-07)
    Review of Joseph Heath's 'Filthy Lucre: Economics for Those Who Hate Capitalism'
  • Review of 'A Golden Age of Freedom' by Rupert Murdoch. 

    Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2009-02)
    Review of Rupert Murdoch's book based on the 2008 ABC Boyer Lectures.
  • Review of 'The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty' by Peter Singer. 

    Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2009-02)
    Review of 'The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty' by Peter Singer.
  • Summer Reading 

    Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2009-01)
    A round-up of books for summer reading.
  • Looking Inside Muslim Minds 

    Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2008-10)
    Flinders University sociologist Riaz Hassan has spent more than ten years doing a comparative study of Muslims in seven countries, and his findings were published earlier this year in Inside Muslim Minds. His study brings ...
  • New Colony, Free Press? 

    Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2008-07)
    The massacre of the survivors of the shipwrecked Maria off the South Australian coast in 1840 is one of South Australia’s founding stories, mythologised in later nineteenth century accounts as a meaningless act by cowardly ...
  • Review of 'Tolerance, Prejudice and Fear' 

    Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2008-07)
    Review of the Sydney PEN 3 Voices Collection, 'Tolerance, Prejudice and Fear' by Alexis Wright, Gideon Haigh and Christos Tsiolkas, with an introduction by J.M. Coetzee
  • Review of 'Adnyamathanha Ngawarla' 

    Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2008-04)
    Review of the facsimile handwritten Adnyamathanha language book 'Adnyamathanha Ngawarla' by Lily Neville
  • A New Kind of Womanhood 

    Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2008-02-15)
    Interview with Susan Magarey and Kerrie Round, authors of Roma the First, a biography of Dame Roma Mitchell.
  • It's All About Books 

    Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2008-02-29)
    Preview of Adelaide Writers' Week 2008.
  • Best Reads from the Past Year 

    Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2007-12-21)
    Roundup of best books of 2007 from The Adelaide Review's book reviews coordinator.
  • The Art of Persuasion 

    Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2007-12-07)
    A survey of seven non-fiction titles published in 2007.
  • 'When You Need a Word' 

    Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2007-11-23)
    An interview with Susan Butler, editor of the 2nd edition of the Macquarie Thesaurus.

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