Daily Archives: March 1, 2015

The Great Paper Caper by Oliver Jeffers

The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
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Oliver’s illustrations are lovely, except for the ginger-haired child with what I can only describe as a pink phallic object on his forehead which appears in every depiction of him. What the hell is it? Perhaps I should just say what we’re all thinking – dickhead. It’s a perfect representation, no? Did the editor not notice this . . . appendage before printing? I mean, it’s kind of obvious. Is it some sort of unique Australian thing of which I’m unaware?

The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers

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I Had a Black Dog: His Name Was Depression by Matthew Johnstone

I Had a Black Dog Matthew Johnstone depression

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Winston Churchill’s black dog euphemism for depression is given form by author and illustrator Matthew Johnstone. He skillfully reveals his personal navigation through the seven hells of depression to the light at the end of the very long tunnel. As Churchill once said, “if you’re going through hell, keep going.” Johnstone sought treatment, told his family and friends and learned how to control the dreaded beast so he could finally enjoy life again.

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Monthly Round-Up: February 2015

2015

Happy St. David’s Day!

Here’s what I posted in February:

OPINIONS

REVIEWS

A Tale of Jerusalem by Edgar Allan Poe
★☆☆☆☆

Chu’s Day (Chu #1) by Neil Gaiman
★★☆☆☆

Thank you for reading!

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