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.
28 is very powerful and intense, questioning again and again all the ambivalences of life and living, of destiny, motivation, and consequence. To tackle such themes is a very ambitious undertaking, and it is successful because of the narrative element, the character hints, and the
human elements. The ending is both surprising and eloquent. - Thomas Shapcott, Order of Australia for contribution to literature and the Arts, Patrick White Award.
28 is an original, courageous, and memorable novel. It engages the reader in an important debate, and leads us to ask ourselves challenging questions. At the same time it 'entertains' us with a story of relationships- both painful and hopeful-and allows us to observe (and perhaps experience) growth. - Jack Hodgins - Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Excellence, Terasen Lifetime Achievement Award for an outstanding literary career
As I look back over the novel, it is the character of 28 that stands out. There is real emotional (and even spiritual) intensity in her, and one has a sense that her life goes on even beyond the last chapter. - J.M. Coetzee - Nobel Prize for literature, twice Man Booker Prize recipient.