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20 Classics #8: <i>Gulliver’s Travels</i> by Jonathan Swift

20 Classics #8: Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

October 19, 2011 5

I’m reading 20 classic, modern-classic or cult books. I aimed to read them all in 2011, but that’s beginning to look unlikely. Read more about this project here. Why did I want to read it? I had vague ideas about Gulliver’s Travels. I remembered Ted Danson being tied up by some little people in a film version I […]

A callout of sorts, plus some killing, space and Eggers

A callout of sorts, plus some killing, space and Eggers

August 2, 2009 6

Hello litnibblets, Exciting things are afoot. Book launches, Melbourne Writers Festival, my first spoken word poetry gig, an illustrated short story zine project, and in a few months, National Young Writers Festival and Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (I’m doing panels at both). How did you like Sam Cooney’s guest review? I’m looking to do […]

Peace, EWF & ‘Helloooo, my name is Number One…’

Peace, EWF & ‘Helloooo, my name is Number One…’

April 25, 2009 16

First of all, happy ANZAC Day. It’s great to take some time to think about the young soldiers who have been sacrificed for our country, and the sadness of war – conflict, power, greed. I know that books and films have been beneficial to my knowledge and understanding of war, and of nationalism, patriotism (the genuine, the […]