Briar Lawry reviews The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon on Newstalk ZB with Tim Fookes I’m currently working on a few long-ish form book reviews for a couple of places – and when those are complete, I will link to them … Continue reading Review: The Mime Order
A good book leaves you thinking about it between reading sessions. A great book leaves you thinking about it after you’ve finished. A freaking spectacular book not only leaves you thinking about it, but colours everything that you try to read afterwards, and leaves you feeling slightly hollow, because the experience is over. The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell falls into the ‘freaking spectacular’ category. As the page numbers started growing ever larger, I felt enormous internal conflict – on one hand, the compulsive desire to find out what happens, but on the other hand, the need to draw things … Continue reading Review : The Bone Clocks
I wrote this up over the last couple of evenings, and just as I went to post it, I saw that Samantha Shannon posted on Twitter that it’s a year to the day since The Bone Season was released. Most fortuitous timing to be nattering about it here then, hm? The Bone Season hovered on the edge of my reader consciousness for a while before I took the plunge. As I’ve probably mentioned here, the life of a bookseller is a wonderful one in many ways, but difficult in others – particularly when it comes to prioritising books to read. But … Continue reading Review : The Bone Season
Well, it’s the first day in a year that I don’t have to post on here, and yet here I am! You haven’t gotten rid of me yet, internet. I will at some stage compile a bit of a collection of my favourite picks from the 365 pieces project – though if any of you have any particular favourites from them, do let me know! I’m definitely interested to know what readers have to say, rather than just my highfalutin feelings. On the subject of readers, though, that leads me onto my new ‘project’, though less official than my previous … Continue reading 2014 in review. prematurely. sort of.
in which i wax lyrical about all 832 pages of eleanor catton’s booker prize winning novel ‘the luminaries’ Continue reading ‘the luminaries’ by eleanor catton
i would have a gown of some luminescent cloth sleeves that float or skim low or are bound with golden rope at intervals of my choosing i would step into the sweeping sunlight of this place of mine and survey what there is and what there has been in the scars on a landscape so old yet so fair Continue reading fantasy fuelled dreams [august 23rd]
Har. Har har. Don’t you live a good literary pun? Don’t worry, I hate myself for it too. BUT. It is so very timely. Whilst I know that The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey hasn’t yet arrived in cinemas over much of the globe, we here in New Zealand, AKA the backdrop of Middle Earth, were lucky enough to get the film on December 12th. I would have, in hindsight, loved to have gone to the midnight screening (hell, I would have especially loved to have hit up Wellington for the premiere), but alas, my 8-5 work schedule doesn’t really … Continue reading hobbit-forming