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Review: Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman

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Neverwhere (1996), by Neil Gaiman Contains spoilers This is my fourth straying into the realm of Neil Gaiman’s work: I started with The Graveyard Book (loved it) then moved to Coraline (also loved it), then read The Ocean at the End of the Lane (a little over-sentimental at times, but quite enjoyable), and am now… Read More Review: Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman

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Review: The Stolen Button, by Marianna Shek & Leila Honari

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The Stolen Button (2017), by Marianna Shek & Leila Honari Contains spoilers of the ending The Stolen Button, written by Marianna Shek and illustrated by Leila Honari, is a beautifully written and illustrated work with slightly more words than your average picture book. It’s because of this extended word-length that, after seeking publication through traditional… Read More Review: The Stolen Button, by Marianna Shek & Leila Honari

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Review: Watching Cartoons With Boys, by Emma Michelle

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Watching Cartoons With Boys (2017) by Emma Michelle One of the things I love about this book is the comment before the contents: As nearly as possible in the spirit of Emma Michelle, age nineteen, urging a seated companion to accept the evening’s choice of Sealab 2021 DVD, I urge my reader… lover of the… Read More Review: Watching Cartoons With Boys, by Emma Michelle

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An Exploration of Elementary & The Princess Bride

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         I spend a lot of time consuming stories. Books, articles, movies, TV shows etc. I like to live inside a story or a set of stories and absorb it into how I think and what I do. I tend to consume stories in sets that follow an unconscious theme, and then find… Read More An Exploration of Elementary & The Princess Bride

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Review: The Art of Being Deaf: A Memoir, by Donna McDonald

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The Art of Being Deaf (2014) by Donna McDonald I read this book as part of my immersion in Deafhood for my AusLan class. I’m very new to learning about Deafhood and the Deaf community, and I think this book was a good place to start; it was recommended through a friend of a friend as… Read More Review: The Art of Being Deaf: A Memoir, by Donna McDonald

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Review: MaddAddam, by Margaret Atwood

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MaddAddam (2011) by Margaret Atwood MaddAddam is the third book in Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam trilogy and follows on from the end of Oryx & Crake and The Year of the Flood, where Snowman/Jimmy, Toby and Ren’s stories all converge. This book is divided between the continuing story of those who survived the ‘waterless flood’, the custom-made… Read More Review: MaddAddam, by Margaret Atwood

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Review: The Year of the Flood, by Margaret Atwood

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The Year of the Flood (2009) by Margaret Atwood The Year of the Flood is the second book in Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam trilogy and follows the same timeline as that of Snowman/Jimmy’s story in Oryx & Crake. This instalment introduces us in-depth to the journeys of Toby and Ren, both members part of the God’s… Read More Review: The Year of the Flood, by Margaret Atwood

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10 Thoughts I had while watching Passengers

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I present to you something I wrote a few months ago when this movie came out: 10 Thoughts I had while watching Passengers with Chris Pratt & Jennifer Lawrence *warning: contains huge spoilers – only recommended for those who have watched the movie already or have no intention of watching it This would make an… Read More 10 Thoughts I had while watching Passengers

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Review: White Teeth by Zadie Smith

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White Teeth (1999) by Zadie Smith White Teeth is one of those books that you become absorbed by, and at the end of it you feel changed, refreshed, and a little scarred. Smith touches upon so many aspects of life, loves and conflict in this novel: race, immigration, family, genetics, parenthood, childhood, adolescence, drugs, high… Read More Review: White Teeth by Zadie Smith

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Review: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

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Oryx and Crake (2003) by Margaret Atwood Oryx and Crake is a potent and macabre vision of the not-so-distant future, and is another example of Atwood’s ability to turn up the dial on humanity’s worst aspects just enough to scare the bejeesus out her readers. The story begins with a man named Snowman. He sleeps… Read More Review: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood