Review

HHhH by Laurent Binet
Fiction
August 30, 2013 posted by Unity Wellington

HHhH by Laurent Binet

There are so many stories written in and of Prague that the city’s streets – both real and imagined – are teeming with plots and characters. Perhaps aware of the…

Zone of the Marvelous by Martin Edmond
Art
August 23, 2013 posted by Unity Wellington

Zone of the Marvelous by Martin Edmond

‘He’s constantly demonstrating that the natural world is as splendiferous as any fable.’ – Jim Shepard, New York Times. The antipodes existed in the imagination of Europe far before it ever became…

Building Stories by Chris Ware
Art
April 28, 2013 posted by Unity Wellington

Building Stories by Chris Ware

Chris Ware’s Building Stories is truly commanding. It has exceeded all expectations of not only his own work (which is itself an incredible achievement) but also the entire graphic novel…

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
Kids
March 22, 2013 posted by Unity Wellington

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

I Want My Hat Back Jon Klassen, Walker Books, $19 Sometimes when I really love a book, I like to read the negative reviews on Amazon, which usually only serve…

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
Kids
March 22, 2013 posted by Unity Wellington

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

When You Reach Me Rebecca Stead, Text Publishing, $21 When You Reach Me (recent winner of the Newberry Medal) is a cross genre children’s book set in New York in…

The Book of Everything by Guus Kuijer
Kids
March 22, 2013 posted by Unity Wellington

The Book of Everything by Guus Kuijer

The Book of Everything Guus Kuijer, Allen & Unwin $22 The Book of Everything is the story of Thomas growing up in post-war Amsterdam in a strict religious household. This…