Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster

Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster

It may be somewhat difficult to comprehend what can come of the words ‘Frankenstein’ and ‘beatboxing’. Is there someone dressed like Frankenstein beatboxing? Is it just beatboxing with the word ‘Frankenstein’ thrown in? If you assumed either of those you’re be dead wrong. In reality, what you get is an 80-minute musical spectacle from six [...]

A Novel Idea

A Novel Idea

A Novel Idea Fiona McGregor Giramondo Publishing 2019 Fiona McGregor's photo-essay 'A Novel Idea' is a witty and honest examination of the often thankless and tedious work of writing a novel. From 2007 to 2010, McGregor documented herself and her workspace through photographs. The reader follows her from her small home office to Estonia and [...]

The Truants

The Truants

The Truants Kate Weinberg Bloomsbury 2019 ISBN: 978-1-5266-0012-7   Whether it’s as basic as skipping school or smoking a bit of pot in the toilets to theft or worse; doing the wrong thing can be alluring. One of the questions Kate Weinberg asks in her novel The Truants is, “could you be driven to kill [...]

Racing the Sun

Reading Racing the Sun by J.R. Koop was like taking a deep breath of fresh air. Set in a Southern Asian inspired fantasy kingdom and with a queer love story at the centre, this Young Adult work is bright against its heavily heteronormative, and predominately Western-based peers. After the soul is stolen out of her [...]