The corner shop is no longer in the making. Whenever I’ve walked down the street in the days since I’ve been home there have been people inside, sitting at the bench by the window and at the table outside in the sun. Clearly Rod’s understanding of his potential market was sound. I caused a terrible racket by walking past with Nessie on the lead; she remained virtuously silent (I don’t mention the aggressively stiff tail) and let the two little dogs parked at the door go spare with rage that she should exist. This morning for the first time I actually went inside, noting as I did that people were arriving by car to have their breakfast coffee Naturally, I took a camera.
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- Fear Agent Final edition volume 2 (Rick Remender and others 2018) 26 January 2023The second half of my annual comics gift.
- Fear Agent Final edition volume 1 (Rick Remender and others 2018) 24 January 2023The first half of my annual gift of comics
- Overland 247 (ed Evelyn Araluen & Jonathan Dunk, Winter 2022) 21 January 2023This issue kicks off with an excellent essay on Wake in Fright, the novel and the movie.
- SBS On Demand: Pandore (2022) 21 January 2023A Belgian political thriller.
- No Sudden Move (Stephen Soderbergh 2021) 21 January 2023A complex heist movie. I didn't know what was actually happening a lot of the time, but that didn't seem to matter. The star-studded cast are a lot of fun: Matt Damon in a small role as a big villain is just one of the pleasures.
- Fear Agent Final edition volume 2 (Rick Remender and others 2018) 26 January 2023
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- Rick Remender’s Fear Agent 1 & 2
- Summer reads 7: Gabriel Zaid’s So Many Books
- Summer reads 6: Jane Gibian’s Beneath the Tree Line
- Summer reads 5: Claire Potter’s Acanthus
- Middlemarch: Progress report 3
- Summer reads 4: Javier Zamora’s Unaccompanied
- Summer reads 3: Tracy Ryan’s Rose Interior
- Summer reads 2: The Gleaner Song Lin
- Summer reads 1: Mario Vargas Llosa in praise of reading and fiction
- End of year lists 2022
- Jessica Au’s cold enough for snow
- Journal Catch-up 16
- Kathryn Mannix With the End in Mind
- Michael Galvin’s Ben Book
- Aly and Stephens, Uncivil Wars