Monthly Archives: January 2011

Inspiration and Dogs

I am a devotee of Cormac McCarthy. There is something I find deeply moving and expansive in all his writing. There is always landscape and men battling to save themselves (or weakly succumb) to the evil that faces them and, usually chases them. Od… Continue reading

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Saltwater Vampires

I have finally got around to reading Kirsty Eager’s second novel, Saltwater Vampires. Eager won the Victorian Premier’s Award for Young Adult fiction last year with a sensational read titled Raw Blue (mentioned in this review by me in 2009). As wi… Continue reading

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Writerly Distractions

My name is Pip and yes, I am a twitter addict. I check and refresh and update my twitter feed as much as is humanly possible throughout the day and night. First thing in the morning and last thing at night. Lunch. On the train. Walking up the stre… Continue reading

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Re-thinking Restrepo

I watched Restrepo yesterday. It is the documentary that photographer Tim Hetherington, and writer Sebastian Junger, made of their time embedded with the Second Platoon in the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan in 2007. (Junger also wrote a book War, … Continue reading

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