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Features

Tuesday, June 17 2008

Rates of Exchange: The Law of Conservation of Literature

"What is a hardcore book buyer of simple means to do when faced with the discovery that books have effectively consumed all available space?" David Pullar explores the book culler's dilemma that is Cash vs. Store credit.


Reviews

Monday, February 16 2009

One Morning Like a Bird by Andrew Miller

The writers' reflections on Japanese identity are never undertaken in isolation from the world -- they are informed by a strong awareness of the world beyond their islands.


Monday, February 9 2009

Down to the Crossroads by Guy Rundle

Rundle didn’t know for certain that Obama was going to win. Admit it, neither did you.


Thursday, January 29 2009

The Best Australian Stories 2008, ed. Delia Falconer

This is less a Nick Hornby mixtape, with each selection ordered just so, and more akin to an mp3 playlist, inviting the reader to dip in and out at leisure.


Wednesday, October 29 2008

Elephantina by Andrew Drummond

It may be an occupational hazard of the mimic: becoming so focused on the minutiae of tics and idiosyncrasies that the big picture is missing.


Sunday, September 21 2008

Atmospheric Disturbances by Rivka Galchen

The power of this book is not in its depiction of psychosis -- it’s in how effectively it symbolises this kind of romantic confusion.


Blogs

Wednesday, March 18 2009

Making a racket


Wednesday, March 4 2009

Million-dollar question


Wednesday, February 18 2009

Parallel Lines


Wednesday, February 4 2009

Put the book back on the shelf


Tuesday, January 20 2009

A Plea For Madness


Banned for banality (Re:Print) [7.Jan.09]
Giving the Gift of Literature (Re:Print) [23.Dec.08]
Christmas Carolling (Re:Print) [10.Dec.08]
Australasia (Re:Print) [25.Nov.08]
Murder Most Pleasant (Re:Print) [12.Nov.08]
Are Writers Crazy? (Re:Print) [29.Oct.08]
The Great Divide (Re:Print) [15.Oct.08]
Searching for Spinoza (Re:Print) [7.Oct.08]
The Politics of Reading (Re:Print) [17.Sep.08]
Reading the friendly skies (Re:Print) [3.Sep.08]
A dark and stormy night (Re:Print) [20.Aug.08]
National pride (Re:Print) [5.Aug.08]
The Book Group (Re:Print) [23.Jul.08]
Ugly Australians (Re:Print) [9.Jul.08]
Reading for pleasure? (Re:Print) [25.Jun.08]
A sense of place (Re:Print) [11.Jun.08]
Sydney Writers' Festival Recap (Re:Print) [27.May.08]
Not Without Honour (Re:Print) [14.May.08]
Imported Gems (Re:Print) [30.Apr.08]
J.M. Coetzee's 2020 vision (Re:Print) [18.Apr.08]
Spook: Adventures in the Afterlife (Re:Print) [15.Jun.07]
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