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Guest review: Raili Simojoki on Benjamin Law’s <i>The Family Law</i>

Guest review: Raili Simojoki on Benjamin Law’s The Family Law

May 26, 2010 3

The Family Law Benjamin Law Black Inc. 9781863954785 June 2010 (Aus, US) Reviewed by Raili Simojoki. Benjamin Law’s first book, The Family Law, is a collection of themed essays about his eccentric yet endearing family. His shorter pieces offer quirky insights into eclectic topics such as green burial, sleep deprivation, homosexuality healing workshops, and 90s […]

Kate Grenville’s <i>Dark Places</i>

Kate Grenville’s Dark Places

July 28, 2009 1

A LiteraryMinded review of an Australian classic. Dark Places Kate Grenville Macmillan 1994 + Text Publishing 2008 (Aus, US) Dark Places charts the life of a pitiful, self-absorbed and knowingly empty man, Albion Gidley Singer. From a young age he attempts to fill a void that exists within him – a void associated with his lack […]