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WP Bookblog Listing
- Flood of Fire (Amitav Ghosh 2015) 13 February 2018Book Three of the Ibis Trilogy, a donation to our Street Library. Perfect for a lng plane ride.
- Overland 229 (Jacinda Woodhead 2017) 13 February 2018From a discussion of the enduring influence of John (Paradise Lost) Milton to a quick snapshot of the meaning of the Turnbull cabinet's dismissal of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, this issue covers a lot of ground.
- Menashe (Joshua Z Weinstein 2017) 12 February 2018This director is almost certainly not a close relative of Harvey Weinstein. The movie is set in a New york where almost all conversation is in Yiddish and the rest is in Spanish and a tiny amount of English. Menashe is an ultra-Orthodox Jewish widower who is fighting to custody of his young son – the Rabbi insists that he must be married or the son stays wi […]
- Ride Upon the Storm (Adam Price 2017) 9 February 2018A change of pace for Scandi movies, this one looks at a family of priests in the Danish established church, only of course it's not so much about piety and godliness as it is about professional ambition, drunkenness, armed combat, sleaziness etc. After two episodes I'm not sure if I'll commit to it, but Lars Mikkelsen is brilliant as the alcoh […]
- Belvoir: Mother (Daniel Keene 2015) 8 February 2018Noni Hazlehurst has come a long way from Play School. She inhabits Christie, a homeless woman in this monologue. Sadly, I wasn't swept up in the emotion that seems to have affected most critics. The monologue leads to a contrived climax, and though the note is deep and rich, it's a one-note show. Photo by Serena Ryan from Belvoir site.
- Flood of Fire (Amitav Ghosh 2015) 13 February 2018
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- Overland 229
- Kathleen Jamie’s Bonniest Companie
- Lachlan Brown’s Lunar Inheritance
- Kate Middleton, Passage
- Kim Scott’s Taboo at the Book Group
- B R Dionysius’ Curious Noise
- Fiona Wright’s Domestic Interior
- Ed Brubaker’s Fatale
- Jennifer Maiden’s Appalachian Fall
- Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko
- Year’s end lists 2017
- AWW 2017 challenge completed
- Overland 227 & 228
- Andrew McDonald’s Night Music
- The Book Group and James Rebanks’ Shepherd’s Life