Review: Fall Girl by Toni Jordan

I’m a big fan of heist shows.  The Sting, Catch Me If You Can, the sanctioned heists of Mission Impossible, the doing-it-for-the-little-guy heists of Leverage, the for-the-hell-of-it larceny of Hustle. Even the cons in the gods-battling-to-rule-the-world story of American Gods. I don’t imagine I’d be as enamoured of a real life attempt on my worldly goods, though I flatter myself […]

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GaryView: Pride and Prejudice (1995 BBC TV series)

Gary: So. That’s… good television, is it? Lissa: Many consider it so. Gary: But it’s just all weird dresses and weirder hats, and everyone finding fancy ways of being obnoxious or stupid. Lissa: Truly, is that all you garnered from it? Gary: Why are you talking funny? Lissa: There is nothing peculiar in my… oh god. Bugger. Sorry. I reread […]

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GaryView: Tomorrow, In a Year by Hotel Pro Forma (Melbourne Festival 2010)

Tomorrow, In a Year is an opera based on the work and life of Charles Darwin. It is performed by Danish art collective, Hotel Pro Forma, with music by Swedish electronic band, The Knife. It contains opera, dance, avant garde music, projections, smoke effects, laser light effects, Darwin’s text ‘written’ in light on a screen, and very unconventional lyrics taken […]

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The Truth About Brains

My short zombie story, The Truth About Brains, is now available!! It was published in the Canadian zombie anthology, Best New Zombie Tales (volume 2), edited by James Roy Daley. This is the story that begins: “My little brother Dylan is dead, but that doesn’t stop him from being a pest. He still follows me everywhere, and Mum still makes […]

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GaryView: The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod Book 1- Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer

Lissa: Vladimir Tod reminds me of you! Gary: A friendless, nerdy kid who’s beaten up by bullies and is clueless with girls? Lissa: No! Dope. I mean a kid trying to find out the rules of vampirism who watches a lot of vampire films and doesn’t eat people. Gary: Oh. Lissa: And you’re not friendless. Gary: I have one friend. […]

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