Of all the fascinating books I could have bought in the über cool Polyester Books in Fitzroy, Melbourne (which rightly calls itself the freakiest bookstore in the world), this one jumped out at me and had to be bought. Why? Because I'm fascinated by the notion that in order to be creatively great (not even genius, just … Continue reading Book Review: Genius and Heroin, The Illustrated Catalogue of Creativity, Obsession and Reckless Abandon by Michael Largo, Harper, New York
"What actually woke him was the unearthly sound itself - a mournful shatter of frozen midnight falling to earth to pierce his heart and lodge there forever, never to move, never to melt - but he, being who he was, assumed it was his bladder."The opening sentence of The Crane Wife might be my favourite first … Continue reading Book Review: The Crane Wife, by Patrick Ness, Cannongate London
Hello there Just a quick heads up. Up in the top right hand corner, buried against the black and in barely visible, teeny-tiny grey font is a new menu item: Book Reviews. Go there for a list of the book reviews already published on my blog, plus a little list of some upcoming titles. Lynette
Those lovely folks at Spineless Wonders are doing a fab job of promoting Stoned Crows, the anthology of microfiction and poems in which my story, 'The Swarm', is published. Recently they asked me their standard author questions, and I answered them here. Somehow I managed to pull together Ryan O'Neill, Ted Nelson, Anais Nin and Jack … Continue reading Shameless Self Promotion Time!