In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
There is a very real risk of The Bus on Thursday being written-off as a 'light' read due to its idyllic setting and flippant protagonist. However, author Shirley Barrett twists these features into an engaging and confusing ride through sanity. The story follows Eleanor’s journey as she copes with a breast cancer diagnosis, and after a depressive interlude, takes a promising job in the sweet little mountain town of Talbinga. Exploring Eleanor’s journey post-cancer, post-boyfriend, (and thus in her eyes) post-life, this easy read very quickly turns into a story about Eleanor, post-reality.
From the get-go it is intensely readable and Eleanor is a relatable, easy-to-read narrator. She is also a quintessentially unreliable narrator, though you only find this out once you’ve gone through the process of deciding how relatable and how like you she is. When it’s clear that she has descended into a world of delusion and self-destruction the reader is thrown off balance. When did she start to lose her mind (and when did you?)?