Fremantle Press: What is the power and the purpose of profanity?

Fremantle Press have put together a great article on the purpose of profanity in young adult fiction.

“If used sparingly, and within context, I believe the f-word can form part of honest depictions of modern Australian life”

The Classroom Express: What is the power and the purpose of profanity?

The Advertiser Reviews Carousel

The Advertiser’s SA Weekend Magazine has given Carousel four stars.

It is a relief to see this WA author is writing a sequel to his addictive first
novel … – Katharine England

South Australians can turn to page 32 of the July 11-12 edition for the full review.

Brendan interviewed by The West Australian

The Books section of The West Australian newspaper featured an interview with Brendan yesterday.

“Some reviewers have likened Ritchie to Kafka, and it’s not hard to see why. Despite having everything they could possibly want, the prisoners of Carousel, a parody of Paradise, are just that, and a sense of unease and impending doom pervades the novel.”

You can read more of William Yeoman’s article over on The West’s website.

Brendan Ritchie, photo by William Yeoman.

Brendan Ritchie, photo by William Yeoman.

Carousel Launch Party Photos

Carousel was officially launched by Marcella Polain on Saturday the 23rd of May.

The launch was at Fremantle City Library’s Reading Room in MANY 6160Fremantle Press provided a great spread of cheese, wine, and friendly faces. Thank you to all who came along.

Thanks to Emma Jarvis for taking the following snaps.


Carousel reviewed by Aussie Reviews

Aussie Reviews, a website managed by Australian author Sally Murphy, has reviewed Carousel.

“Readers will be absorbed by their predicament and intrigued by the mystery of what has happened and why they are there.”

Read the full review on their website.

Teensoul magazine reviews Carousel

Teensoul magazine reviewed Carousel this week.

“With the plot growing thicker, the uniqueness of the novel really took hold of me as I realised I’d never actually read anything quite like Carousel.”

Read the full review on their website.

The Sydney Morning Herald reviews Carousel

Carousel has been reviewed by The Sydney Morning Herald.

“This is a lively and imaginative novel about consumerism, youth, art, isolation, entrapment and survival, the sort of thing that might happen if Kafka wrote a script for Big Brother.”

Read the full review on their website.