The Singing Bones by Shaun Tan

How to adequately describe Shaun Tan's work?Phillip Pullman tries to in his Foreword of The Singing Bones -Fairy tale characters have very little character, only characteristics. They have no interior life at all. These little figures of clay, with their simplified features, their single attributes, are perfect realisations of the strangeness of the characters they … Continue reading The Singing Bones by Shaun Tan

Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie – A Tale of Love and Fallout by Lauren Redniss

I first heard about Radioactive during Non-Fiction November last year. It sounded delicious and exactly my cup of tea, so I put my order in at work straight away.For my Yr 12 HSC (many, many moons ago) Science Depth Study I chose to learn about Marie Curie.In those pre-computer, pre-internet days, I had to rely … Continue reading Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie – A Tale of Love and Fallout by Lauren Redniss