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My interview with the author of my MA dissertation text has been published on the Asymptote blog this evening and you can read it here.
We’ve all seen the film. But have we all read the book? This is both an exceptional book and an exceptionally strange book. I know I’m late to the party again, but I don’t read in any logical way. Most of my reading material is loaned to me by friends or picked out of charity […]
I’ve been a little quiet here recently, mainly because I’ve been focusing on my MA dissertation (which I finally handed in on Friday, hooray!) and I’ve been really involved with lots of projects with Asymptote and finding my feet in Germany. However, my review of Helene Bukowski’s Milk Teeth, translated from the German by Jen […]
I have to be honest with you all. I watched this film a few years ago, and only got the book this year. It was a wonderful film; beautifully touching, funny and sad in equal measure. And the book is even better. Jack and his mother live in Room. There’s Bed, and Stove and Bath […]
“You can’t expect the world to be exactly the same as it is in books.” Skalde and her mother Edith live cut off from the world by fog and a collapsed bridge. Civilization has also collapsed, and they live on the edge of a small loosely-knit group in the so-called ‘territory’. Edith arrived as an […]
Recently, I haven’t had the time to do full book reviews like I used to because I’ve been in a dissertation hole. But now the first draft is done (touch wood) and I’m letting it mature on my laptop like a fine wine before opening it again. So I’m vegetating on a Friday morning in […]
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