Author: Lyndon Bower

Lyndon is from Tasmania who is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts in English, Writing and Classics. His favourite books to read are retellings, thrillers, and coming of age.

Book Review: Roseghetto is a story that demands your attention and needs to be heard

November 23, 2023

Roseghetto, the debut novel from author Kristy Jagger, takes a hard look at trauma and low-socioeconomic hardships. The novel begins with the main character, Shayla, at just three-years-old and follows her right through to when she is an eighteen-year-old. Throughout the book, readers get a glimpse into what it is like living and growing up […]

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The Vaster Wilds

Book Review: Lauren Groff’s The Vaster Wilds is an all encapsulating novel

October 3, 2023

The Vaster Wilds by Lauren Groff is a historical fiction novel set in the early days of North America’s colonisation. This third person narrative explores a servant girl’s escape from a settlement, her battle for survival, the discovery of a new alien environment, and her belief in God. At the beginning of the book, readers […]

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A Real Piece of Work

Book Review: A Real Piece of Work is a collection of short essays that explores queer and marginalised experiences

August 25, 2023

A Real Piece of Work, the new memoir from Erin Riley, brings light to disadvantaged and marginalised communities. Riley works with marginalised and disadvantaged people as a social worker in Sydney. In their memoir, a collection of twenty essays, Riley shares their personal experiences of social boundaries. Discussions of justice, family, love, intimacy, power structures, and […]

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Film Review: Red, White & Royal Blue is a must watch comedic romance about two powerful men

August 11, 2023

Two powerful families unite through their son’s misunderstanding. A tale of enemies to lovers. Red, White & Royal Blue, based off the book by Casey McQuiston, is a romantic comedy directed by Matthew Lopez, produced by Amazon Studios and Berlanti-Schecter Films. The central characters are sons from two powerful families in the western world; Alex […]

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Series Review: Heartstopper Season 2 continues to represent minority groups on television

August 4, 2023

Heartstopper Season 2 continues to explore the importance of representation. Not only in the LGBTQIA+ community, but through families, relationships, friendships, and abilities. The heartfelt romantic tv drama series aired on Netflix on the 3rd of August, produced by See-Saw Productions, written by Alice Oseman, and directed by Euros Lyn.  Based on Oseman’s webcomic and […]

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Orphia and Eurydicius

Book Review: Orphia and Eurydicius is a modern feminist retelling of ancient Greek mythology

July 13, 2023

Orphia and Eurydicius by Elyse John is a beautiful and poetic new retelling of the original Greek myth, Orpheus and Eurydice. In the original myth, Orpheus is known to be a dominating male lead, with Eurydice as his submissive lover. In John’s retelling,  the gender roles of the two characters are switched, making Orphia a […]

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