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Catherine Jinks

Forfatter af Evil Genius

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Catherine Jinks was born November 17, 1963 in Brisbane, Queensland. She received a degree in medieval history from the University of Sydney in 1986. After college, she worked as a journalist and editor before becoming a full-time writer. She has written more than 30 books for both children and vis mere adults including Pagan's Vows, Eye to Eye, Piggy in the Middle, The Reformed Vampire Support Group, and The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group. She is also the author of the Pagan Chronicles and Allie's Ghost Hunters series. She has won numerous awards including the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award three times, the Victorian Premier's Literary Award, the Aurealis Award for Science Fiction, the Australian Ibby Award, and the Davitt Award for Crime Fiction. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Omfatter også følgende navne: Catherine Jinks, Caeherine Jinks


Værker af Catherine Jinks

Evil Genius (2005) 1,335 eksemplarer
The Reformed Vampire Support Group (2009) 886 eksemplarer
Genius Squad (2008) 609 eksemplarer
Pagan's Crusade (1994) 367 eksemplarer
The Genius Wars (2009) 273 eksemplarer
How to Catch a Bogle (2013) 248 eksemplarer
The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group (2011) 218 eksemplarer
Pagan in Exile (1994) 182 eksemplarer
Babylonne (2006) 161 eksemplarer
Pagan's Scribe (1996) 151 eksemplarer
Pagan's Vows (1995) 151 eksemplarer
Living Hell (2010) 132 eksemplarer
A Plague of Bogles (2013) 112 eksemplarer
The Inquisitor (1999) 102 eksemplarer
The Notary (2000) 63 eksemplarer
Eglantine (2002) 56 eksemplarer
The Last Bogler (2014) 54 eksemplarer
The Paradise Trap (2011) 48 eksemplarer
You'll Wake the Baby! (2000) 43 eksemplarer
Eye to Eye (1997) 42 eksemplarer
Eloise (2003) 37 eksemplarer
The Gentleman's Garden (2002) 36 eksemplarer
Saving Thanehaven (2013) 36 eksemplarer
Eustace (2003) 33 eksemplarer
To Die for (2000) 32 eksemplarer
The Road (2006) 32 eksemplarer
Elysium (2007) 29 eksemplarer
Spinning Around (2004) 28 eksemplarer
Little White Secrets (1997) 26 eksemplarer
The Secret Familiar (2006) 24 eksemplarer
The Rapture (2001) 23 eksemplarer
Shelter (2021) 22 eksemplarer
The Horrible Holiday (1998) 22 eksemplarer
The Future Trap (1993) 20 eksemplarer
Shepherd (2019) 19 eksemplarer
Witch Bank (1995) 16 eksemplarer
Piggy in the Middle (1998) 16 eksemplarer
Bella Vista (2001) 14 eksemplarer
Charlatan (2017) 14 eksemplarer
The Dark Mountain (2008) 13 eksemplarer
The Attack (2021) 11 eksemplarer
Daryl's Dinner (1600) 9 eksemplarer
The Stinking Great Lie (1999) 8 eksemplarer
An Evening with the Messiah (1996) 8 eksemplarer
Barney (2018) — Forfatter — 7 eksemplarer
Traced (2023) 4 eksemplarer
The Bone Quest saga (1997) 3 eksemplarer
This Way Out (1991) 2 eksemplarer
Agan's Crusade 1 eksemplar
Freckles (2023) 1 eksemplar
Mrs Koala's Beauty Parlour (2023) 1 eksemplar

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I began reading this last year and forgot about it, so I picked it up again a few days ago and managed to finish it this time. This is a funny novel. I mean, it's odd. I really wish I'd read it when it came out, in the 90s. I recognise many of the settings, and when this was published, I was of an age with many of the young characters: early 20s, having my eyes opened to great art, classical music, essentially 'The Western Canon'. But this book is a little confused, to me. I think it was meant to be a portrait of a charismatic person and the byzantine social machinations in his orbit. But there was something sneaky about the way one of the storylines ended up being about stalking, and consent. And it was left rather unresolved. So this gets 3 stars for reminding me of my youth, but really 2 and a 1/2 because it didn't end properly.… (mere)
punkinmuffin | Apr 30, 2024 |
I listened to the audiobook version of Evil Genius. It was almost halfway through this long book before things got to be really interesting to me. Were I doing a regular read, I'm not sure I would have stuck it through that long. I say that by way of encouraging others to keep on plugging.
The whole book seemed to be built on a premise like "what if Harry Potter had a much more ambiguous moral compass?" I did find myself frequently thinking, "would I really want young teens reading this?" It wasn't a question of sex or inappropriate language (there is none). Rather, it was just the fairly casual way that the lead character accepted and/or participated in hurtful, illegal actions with almost no qualms or reflection. When he does eventually come around to the "good" side, it isn't because of any great moral conviction but rather out of pique at his erstwhile companions. Not exactly the sort of reinforcement one hopes that young readers are receiving.
I will say that I appreciated the fact that the ending wasn't exactly a complete success for Cadel. Real life rarely has a neat wrap-up, and this story reflects that fact.
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Treebeard_404 | 73 andre anmeldelser | Jan 23, 2024 |
Jane is a Covid-19 contact tracer, one of those trying to prevent the virus becoming endemic in Australia. So far her work has preserved her anonymity, but then she comes across a victim of domestic violence who gives Jane enough clues as to the identity of her perpetrator, and to her horror, Jane knows him!

A very engrossing read.
smik | 1 anden anmeldelse | Nov 1, 2023 |
I was under the impression that this was a whimsical, quirky book, but it turned out to be a dark thriller. I didn't care for it, and that's probably a big factor.
Tom_Wright | 73 andre anmeldelser | Oct 11, 2023 |



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