January, 2011

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Guest review: Lyndon Riggall on Five Wounds by Jonathan Walker & Dan Hallett

, Jan 25, 2011

Allen & Unwin, 2010 9781742370132 (Aus, US, UK) To call your novel ‘illuminated’ is a dangerous thing. Five Wounds‘ claim holds with it the expectation that it should be something beyond a typical read. An ‘illuminated novel’ must be more than novel: no minor feat, and no small promise. I am glad to say that […]
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Promethea: Book 1 by Alan Moore, JH Williams III, Mick Gray

, Apr 23, 2009

Written by Alan Moore, art by JH Williams III and Mick Gray (Aus, US) An enhanced version of modern-day New York (1999) is the main setting of Promethea Book 1, alongside an alternate realm where all the vivid imaginings that go on in the collective consciousness (and unconscious) live, the Immateria. Main character Sophie and […]
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Read and Seen: Watchmen

, Mar 25, 2009

The second simultaneous book and film review by LiteraryMinded’s Angela Meyer and Celluloid Tongue’s Gerard Elson. Watchmen, Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons (1986, DC Comics, 9781401222666 – Aus, US) Angela says… Reading a graphic novel is an experience already half-way between literature and film. The opening ‘frames’ of Watchmen are like a series of shots from moving […]

Punk Romance and Time Travel – an interview with Audrey Niffenegger

, Jan 15, 2008

  The Time Traveler’s Wife is a highly absorbing read with quirk, warmth and genuine romance. It follows the connecting stories of Henry, who suffers from spontaneous time travel, and Clare, his destined partner. LiteraryMinded caught up with Audrey Niffenegger somewhere in time and space to ask her a few questions about the novel…   The […]