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  • the Unaustralians on Dec. 27, 2015

    Amazing, unique, one of a kind. Exactly the reason why novels were invented – to reveal hitherto unknown dimensions of human experience... to explore brave new narrative realms... to make us laugh and think.

 The start is rather heavy, unsettling and existential. From there it mutates into a farcical rollercoaster on a colision course to a ridiculous ending. 

If you don't know much about Australia I believe this book will make a fine introduction. I wouldn't say this is a perfect novel but it's one of the best I've read in a long time.
  • Ghost Rots on Dec. 27, 2015

    Not a bad poem but it's a bit lonely stuck out here without any other poems for company. Wouldn't it be better off uploaded as part of a collection of poems?
  • The Green Twinkie on Dec. 30, 2015

    The formatting could be improved - line indents and empty space. One of the sentences is a bit on the crap side. When there's only seven paragraphs you can't afford to have a crap sentence. Despite all this, well I actually liked the theme.
  • The Fez-Followers Are Maladroit on Dec. 30, 2015

    This is absurd, nonsense fiction. I liked it for the first paragraphs but I gave up because the geography was too confusing. There's loads of fantasy place names (reminded me of Richard Brautigan) and it's not easy to get your head around it all. There are also occasionally mentions of "Britain" and "England" and I felt these real names sat uncomfortably amongst all the fantasy. Actually now I realize that this is the third book in the trilogy so maybe that's why not much is explained. I guess I probably need to read the previous two books to get it.
  • Set It Off on Jan. 02, 2016

    I started reading this because of the occupy reference. But mostly it's a family melodrama and very slow moving. I ended up skipping all the melodrama, flick-reading until I got to the sections involving occupy which were somewhat interesting. I would guess this is based closely on the author's own experiences.
  • Transmissions on Jan. 02, 2016

    This is a book of nine short stories featuring loosely connected characters. The first several are incredibly morbid, being essentially the final thoughts of people who commit suicide. In fact they manage to continue being tormented long after death. The later stories are more on a queer murder theme and are more explicitly set in a grimy future london. This isn't exactly going to brighten up your day but fine writing none-the-less.