Book Review: Genius and Heroin, The Illustrated Catalogue of Creativity, Obsession and Reckless Abandon by Michael Largo, Harper, New York

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

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Book Review: The Crane Wife, by Patrick Ness, Cannongate London

     "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

Book reviews

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