Book Review: The Monkey’s Mask, Dorothy Porter

Hello!

For those interested my review of Dorothy Porter’s The Monkey’s Mask was  posted on the RMITV In Review blog last night to coincide with last nights episode of the ABC’s, The Book Club. This post is a bit late but I thought it would be worth doing anyway, here’s a little snippet of the review:

“I want you, trouble,
on the rocks.”

Dorothy Porter’s The Monkey’s Mask is one of many novels I probably wouldn’t have picked up at all if it weren’t for uni, but I’m thankful I did. Porter manages to seamlessly blend the genres of crime thriller and lesbian romance into nearly three-hundred pages of verse. Yes, you heard me correctly! Verse. This somewhat unusual combination of crime, passion, and poetry makes for an intensely engaging read right to the last line….

Click here to read the rest of my review of this beautiful verse novel, and maybe take a look at some of the other review on the blog too!

I hope you all are enjoying your week! 🙂

TV Review: Doctor Who ‘The Pilot’

Hello!

So recently I joined the RMITV ‘In Review’ writing team, and as a part of that I will be reviewing each episode of Doctor Who Series 10 as they air and posting it to their blog. Though I can’t post the review here, I though it wouldn’t hurt to do a spot of ‘shameless promotion’ of some more of my writing!

“Well, most people when they don’t understand something, they frown. You…smile.”
~ The Doctor

So, Doctor Who is back for Series 10, and it’s not just back…it is back! And terrifyingly so!

The first thing I should say about this episode, is that it was bloody scary. There is no other way to put it. It has been quite a while since an episode has really given me the shivers, and sitting in that cinema tonight was no exception…

Anywho, click the link here to go have a read!

I hope you all had a lovely Easter or long weekend for those who don’t celebrate it! 🙂

Petrichor

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There’s nothing like a summer rain
Unexpected, unruly, untamed

It rolls on through

Quiet at first
But growing
To reach a thundering din

Clattering on your rooftops
Rushing down the drains
It presses summer tears
Down dusty window panes

Why then must you be saddened?
It’s only rain it’s true
But dance with me dear stranger
What else is there to do?

There’s nothing like a summer rain
Unexpected, unruly, untamed
This rain it frees your soul and more
To leave the sweetest petrichor

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