Go weak at the knees with Patricia Highsmith. I did.
‘Earth Dances is a vivid and rarely less than astute history of the debt modern music simultaneously owes to the inheritances of tradition, and the texture of dissonance.’
My take on Andrew Ford’s latest book is now up on Killings.
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.’
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