WP Bookblog Listing
- A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Marielle Heller 2019) 24 January 2020This is a film that takes a lot of risks. I'm sure some people will find it unbearably mawkish. I was thrilled. It does assume its audience is familiar with Mr Rogers, a US children's TV personality. The show never came to Australia, but the movie works anyhow: is he as nice as he presents? He's certainly a tough interview because he just keep […]
- The Weekend (Bernhard Schlink 2008, Translated Shaun Whiteside) 21 January 2020Just to make it a hat trick of weekends.
- Sex Education Series 2 (Laurie Nunn 2020) 19 January 2020I imagine someone coming to this wirhout having seen series one might be pout off by the opening sequence of a 15 year old biy's compulsive masturbation. To them I would say: Switch it off now and go back to the beginning – there's something glorious and funny and deeply sane in the explicit content of this series.
- Dark Emu (Bruce Pascoe 20) 16 January 2020Now that Brice Pascoe is under attack from someone who thought it was better to go to Peter Dutton than to have it out at the local level, this book has leapt from my To Be Read shelf.
- My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies (Dave Brubaker & Sean Phillips 2018) 16 January 2020Another Christmas present, a companion piece in crime.
- A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Marielle Heller 2019) 24 January 2020
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- Bruce Pascoe's Dark Emu
- Ed Brubaker's Bad Weekend etc
- Proust Progress Report 5: Beginning the third volume
- Audio Books, sadly
- Elizabeth Strout's Olive, Again
- John Le Carré's Agent Running in the Field
- Clive James's River in the Sky
- End of year lists
- Simon Leys' Death of Napoleon
- Nana Kwama Adjei-Brenyah's Friday Black
- Gustason & Uberti's Notes from Public Typewriter
- Ruby Reads (17)
- Proust Progress Report 4:
- Emma Lew’s Crow College
- #aww2019 and #aww2020
Search Results for: asia literary review
Martin Alexander (editor) Asia Literary Review 28, [Northern] Summer 2015 This issue of Asia Literary Review was part of a collaboration with Australia’s Griffith Review. I subscribe to ALR (actually I have a complimentary sub, for which I am grateful) … Continue reading
Martin Alexander (Editor), Asia Literary Review 26, [Northern] Winter 2014 ———————————————————- 27, [Northern] Spring 2015 How cool is it that there’s a quarterly journal dedicated to literature from Asia that’s either written in English or translated into it? Such a gift to those … Continue reading
Martin Alexander (editor) Asia Literary Review 25, [Northern] Autumn 2012 Chinese artist and filmmaker Zhang Bingjiang has an ongoing project entitled Hall of Fame: a series of portraits of officials convicted of corruption, each painted in the colours of the … Continue reading
Martin Alexander (editor) Asia Literary Review 24, [Northern] Summer 2012 I subscribed to the Asia Literary Review in 2009 for worthy motives: they had published a short story by my niece Edwina Shaw, and I wanted to support a publication … Continue reading
Martin Alexander (Editor), Asia Literary Review 23, [Northern] Spring 2012 Issue 18 of Asia Literary Review has a sense of occasion about it. Like some previous issues, this one is devoted to a single nation. But a collection of English … Continue reading
Martin Alexander (Editor), Asia Literary Review 22, [Northern] Winter 2011 The Asia Literary Review has a new Editor in Chief, the third in the nine issues since I first subscribed. There’s no note of farewell to Stephen McCarty, as there … Continue reading
Stephen McCarty (editor), Asia Literary Review No 21 ([Northern] Autumn 2011) Under Stephen McCarty’s editorship, the Asia Literary Review tends to have themed issues. The last three focused on China, Burma and Japan respectively. This one moves to a subject … Continue reading
Stephen McCarty (editor), Asia Literary Review Nº 19 ([northern] Spring 2011) and 20 (Summer 2011) The cover image of Aung San Suu Kyi and the accompanying line ‘The Lady in Waiting’ announce that Asia Literary Review No 19 has a … Continue reading
Overland 201 (Jeff Sparrow 2010) Asia Literary Review 18 (Stephen McCarty 2010) A dear friend of mine was once a member of the CPA (that’s the Communist Party of Australia, not the Chartered Accountants’ thingummyjig). Years after she left the … Continue reading