Tag Archives: The Arrival

Oddly specific book recommendations #1: Shoeburyness

According to the Meaning of Liff, ‘Shoeburyness’ is: the vague uncomfortable feeling you get when sitting on a seat that is still warm from somebody else’s bottom I think what you need in that situation is either an extremely immersive … Continue reading

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10 best books of 2014

These are the 10 books that I loved the most in 2014; the ones that made me feel things, think things, and that I’m most likely to thrust into the hands of random passers by. They weren’t necessarily published in … Continue reading

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Where to start with graphic novels

I’ve only been reading graphic novels for a couple of years. Before, it was partly that I didn’t ‘get’ them as I thought it was all superhero-type comics, but also that it’s hard to know where to start. Like any … Continue reading

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February Reads 2014

6. The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer (Novel) I read this at a time of a lot of hype (which I did know was a terrible idea), so it didn’t quite live up to expectations for me. But … Continue reading

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The Arrival by Shaun Tan

This is an absolutely amazing, wordless, graphic novel. It might really be a picture book for children, I don’t know, but it definitely works for adults too. It’s about the immigrant experience, as a man leaves his wife and daughter … Continue reading

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