Aiming for Oblivion: A Review of The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta

  The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta Publisher: Candlewick Press Release date: March 1, 2010 328 pages Cover: http://www.penguin.com.au/jpg-large/9780670074235.jpg Everything is fine until Joe Finch Mackee is blown to pieces in a bombing at the London underground, and grief hits his remaining family members hard. The Piper’s Son, a companion novel to Saving Francesca (2005), … More Aiming for Oblivion: A Review of The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta

Ode to the mixtape: a review of Eleanor & Park

It starts with a bus ride and a begrudgingly shared seat. Eleanor is the new kid, slightly overweight with unruly red curls who wears hand-me-down clothes, and who is therefore an easy target for bullying. She comes from a family of poverty and a home with an abusive stepfather. Park is the complete opposite. He … More Ode to the mixtape: a review of Eleanor & Park

Nordic Noir

  After Stieg Larsson’s well-loved Millennium trilogy, the popularity of Scandinavian television shows has risen drastically. And for good reason. Scandinavian crime shows, or ‘Nordic Noir’, as the popular term is, are dark and gritty, and have plots that twist and turn until you forget where they even began. The best thing, in my opinion, … More Nordic Noir