Pretty Tsundoku
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Pretty Tsundoku

I have been to the Brisbane Writers Festival and created pretty new tsundoku. This one lives at my house. Here’s why bought each one (starting from the bottom). Jesse Ball, How to Set a Fire and Why: Let’s start with the title. Wow. I saw Jesse Ball a session entitled Lost between the Lines which was about the … Continue reading

Wordless Books
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Wordless Books

This book made me cry three times and gasp with pleasure/surprise twice. It has no words. That is irrelevant to its storytelling power. The book is Shaun Tan’s award-winning The Arrival. Tan’s artwork is phenomenally beautiful. I am emotionally engaged with the characters within the first pages regardless of the lack of dialogue or actual words. I’ve … Continue reading