Bone House Scott Laudati
‘Bone House’, the Light in a Broken Alley

When the world has constantly been exposed to the likes of Instagram poets, it can be incredibly difficult to find poignant writing that delivers something else, a level of almost distress, tinged with the encouragement to live out your life as best you can.

7 May 2018
A Little Crease of Comfort

I’m strangely comforted by the hardcover casing of Darby Hudson’s WALK.

Voldemort - Cathy Chen
Harry Potter and the Magic of Medicine

Despite Harry Potter being a magical universe where logic need not apply, some elements are closer to science fiction than true magic: Tessa Marshall writes.

2 April 2018
Review: Lyrically Looming, Jennifer Mills’ Dyschronia

Dyschronia is not a book I would have initially picked up, however upon reading it, it has opened new ways of considering the world for myself.

6 February 2018
Review: Clunes Booktown Festival

There really is nothing like the look and feel of a good book: you can smell the authenticity of each page, and feel the creases and textures in the paper. This love of books is the reason that Clunes Booktown Festival is now in its 11th year, and still going strong.

29 May 2017
Review: My Feet Are Hungry

Released in 2014 and marking author Chris Wallace-Crabbe’s eightieth birthday, My Feet Are Hungry could have easily been underwhelming and less astute than his earlier works. But even at the release of his twenty-fourth collection of poetry, Wallace-Crabbe has managed to retain his wit and skill. His work seems fresh: intelligent and thought-provoking as always, […]

3 April 2017
Review: Ken’s Quest

Cher Chidzey’s novel, Kens Quest, takes the reader on a journey with Ken, a Chinese immigrant who travels to Australia to start a new life. The novel explores the challenges and trials that come with migration through Ken’s struggle to obtain permanent residency due to his status as an ‘illegal’ immigrant. The novel explores the ways people from different cultures […]

13 March 2017
Review: Gender and Allegory in the Alchemist

To say that The Alchemist (1988) is popular would be an understatement. The jacket of my copy proclaims that Paulo Coelho’s novel has sold 65 million copies worldwide “touching the minds and hearts of his readers”. I think the reason it’s so successful is its combination of a simple narrative and concealed allegorical meaning. The […]

6 February 2017
The Science of Storytelling

Clara on the human instinct to tell stories.

8 August 2016
Banned Books

I do not like them Sam-I-am, I do not like this censorship and ban.

24 May 2016
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