Utopia to psych ward. My take on Dylan Evans’ The Utopia Experiment is in today’s Sydney Morning Herald.
‘Nothing intensifies an experience but simultaneously nullifies the thinking mind more than pain’
My take on Jacqueline Rose’s fierce, insightful and wide-ranging new book is now up at Killings
My second column at Killings takes a look James Bradley’s first novel in eight years, Clade.
I’m in The Australian this morning on Courtney Love, Danger Mouse and music’s authenticity problem. Seriously you guys, both books are great but if you don’t read and love Anwen Crawford’s Live Through This then I just don’t know you people.
‘In the age of earbuds, the act of listening appears to be in the ascendant.’
Read more here
I’m in The Sydney Morning Herald this morning trying to come to grips with Ben Lerner’s teasingly reflexive second novel ’10:04′
This year I’ll be joining the new team at the Kill Your Darlings blog Killings as their books and writing columnist.
Look on amazed as I mangle the english language armed only with my right big toe and a spork.