A Review of the Tender and Unique Novel “Salt and Skin” by Eliza Henry-Jones
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A Review of the Tender and Unique Novel “Salt and Skin” by Eliza Henry-Jones

Luda is a journalist and she seems to have an almost cut-throat nature when it comes to her reporting. She sees the story and the opportunity to tell it – and not really who is involved in the storytelling and how their lives become swept up in the drama of the story. When Luda publishes the picture of the girl falling to her death off the coastline of the remote community she moves to, she is quickly ostracized by the community. In a moment of profound grief – Luda can only seem to see the opportunity to tell a story of climate disaster with little regard for how the disaster of losing a child might affect the family involved. Continue reading

8 Books to Buy for your Plant and Gardening-Obsessed Friends
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8 Books to Buy for your Plant and Gardening-Obsessed Friends

This post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase something through these links, I might make a very small commission. This helps me keep my independent blog alive. Who doesn’t love plants? I mean really. They keep us alive – literally. Whether they are purifying our air, bringing colour and light into our homes, nourishing … Continue reading

Climate Change Fiction (Cli-Fi): A review of Clare Moleta’s “Unsheltered”
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Climate Change Fiction (Cli-Fi): A review of Clare Moleta’s “Unsheltered”

This post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase something through one of these links, I might make a very small commission. This helps fund my blog and keep it free for all to read. I recently figured out I have been reading books of a very specific genre – dystopian novels and climate disaster … Continue reading

A Review of “The Mother Fault”: Australian climate-change dystopia and the ‘Chinese bad guys’
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A Review of “The Mother Fault”: Australian climate-change dystopia and the ‘Chinese bad guys’

Why is it that in our imagined fantasies, Asian countries are the bad guys? In light of the pandemic, I feel like this is even more important to talk about. What internal biases do we hold as a country if this is our default bad guy? Continue reading

John Lanchester’s “The Wall”: climate change, building walls, and the world’s future
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John Lanchester’s “The Wall”: climate change, building walls, and the world’s future

“It’s guilt: mass guilt, generational guilt. The olds feel they irretrievably fucked up the world, then allowed us to be born in it. You know what? It’s true. That’s exactly what they did. They know it, we know it. Everybody knows it” (55). Continue reading