Steve Bidwell-Brown

Steve Bidwell-Brown is a former online fulfilment manager

Review — 24 Jun 2014

True Detective

As the clinical interrogator of civilisation’s ills, the detective trawls through the darkest and least accessible pockets of society in search of answers to the riddles that lay before them…

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Review — 30 Apr 2014

Orfeo by Richard Powers

In 2004, American art professor Steve Kurtz was arrested when police discovered a laboratory in his house containing artworks made from genetically modified bacteria. Kurtz maintained that his works, confined…

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Blog post — 11 Sep 2013

What I Loved: The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon

It’s the early 1960s and life is aglow on the American east coast. Amateur musicians are composing Beatles-inspired pop music, local shrinks are starting to prescribe medicinal LSD, and words…

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Review — 28 Jul 2013

Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia by David Hunt

Talented comedy writer David Hunt has created a remarkable work of pop history with Girt – a well-researched, engaging and articulate lampooning of Australia’s earliest colonial years.

Taking an early…

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Review — 23 Jun 2013

Forgotten War by Henry Reynolds

There is a violence in Australia’s history that few are prepared to acknowledge, argues Henry Reynolds, for the country that venerates the Anzac also fails to recognise the Aboriginal Australians…

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Review — 25 Oct 2012

The Burning Library by Geordie Williamson

[[geordie-williamson-rev]]Why does three-time Miles Franklin Award-winning author David Ireland currently have only one book in print?

Why is M. Bernard Eldershaw’s 1947 capitalism-mocking novel Tomorrow and Tomorrow more readily available…

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