Dark Emu: a book review

Dark Emu has shaken me, it has shaken the foundations of my very existence, torn away layers of conditioning that has been provided for me over the years. It is that serious a book.Β  As I have now discovered it is not the first to lay out the notion of a more developed people inhabiting this country than was the view of the original English settlers. But it is probably the manner in which this book has been written that sets it apart.Β  Continue reading “Dark Emu: a book review”

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The Book Of Evidence: a book review

We are led to authors and books in various ways but this was one of the more unusual. I follow a fan page of Cillian Murphy on Instagram because Cillian plays the most engrossing lead character in the multiple seasons of Peaky Blinders. This Instagram fan page posted a short video of Cillian talking about the Irish author John Banville in glowing terms, describing John’s writing as at times “lyrical”. Β I was intrigued of course and had to read some of his work. I chose this one, The Book Of Evidence, to start with, mainly because it had been shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1989. I was only a couple of pages in when I found this first impression of being in prison: Continue reading “The Book Of Evidence: a book review”

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