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This month Adams reviews
The Children Act

This novella is classic McEwan. I found it similar in tone to Amsterdam; its clipped sentences, evocative images of London during a rain-washed summer and protagonist’s interests in music created this effect, as did McEwan’s exploration of the law – in this instance, the laws that are supposed to protect a child’s welfare. As much as I enjoyed the drawn out exposition of history and relationships in Sweet Tooth (despite it being a departure from McEwan’s typical form) I appreciate his work most when it is concise and subtly sinister, and I lapped this one up in a single sitting.

 

Dress Memory

This week Amelia reviews
Dress, Memory
by Lorelei Vashti

Don't be fooled by its candy pink exterior. This essayistic memoir from Melbourne girl Lorelei Vashti isn't purely sartorial; Vashti opens the door to her wardrobe not to show off a finely curated collection, but to boldly expose the woman who wore these clothes. Each dress reminds Vashti of a moment from her twenties-some pivotal, some quiet and some outrageously amusing. Her deeply personal stories are familiar to women in their late twenties (including myself and almost everyone I know) but reinvigorated by her charm and no-holds-barred narrative.

  RRP: 27.99
Online Price: $25.19


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