I sobbed my way through the final pages of Patti Smith’s Just Kids. It’s a reaction I’ve not had since reading Radclyffe Hall’s The Well of Loneliness, and the novelisation of My Girl before it. In many ways, Smith grasps romance in the same elegiac and breathtaking … Read more »
I waited some days after reading The Boy in the Moon before attempting to review it. This was for two reasons. One, I felt a bit overwhelmed by the remarkable and slow-burning energy of the work and thus, toddler-like, I subconsciously ran and hid from it. And … Read more »
In 1995, Joel Magarey up left his job as a journalist, and his beloved girlfriend Penny, to ‘track across the hurtling world’. Journeying to some of the most remote places in the world, Joel embarked upon an odyssey of sorts – geographical, sexual and psychological. His trek … Read more »
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