Book Review – Lovesome

indexBy Sally Seltmann

Sally Seltmann has made some great music but her debut novel ‘Lovesome’ is cynical & unimaginative. Art student Joni & rock-star friend Annabelle are sooo obviously both BOTH Seltmann herself it’s embarrasing. Ergo, their carefree adventures of 1995 in affluent inner Sydney, at quirky French bistros, photoshoots & vintage markets, scan as spacey conceit. There are about 3 pages of tension total, involving crushes who are also visual artists & musicians. Jonis’ (read: Seltmann’s) goofy, hopeless romanticism is endearing & sweet, but her pretentious undertones are distracting & ultimately irritating. Recommended for: Teen fic lovers only, especially those already dreaming about imminent artskool lyfe…

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Media Review – Loving Vincent

Loving_VincentThe most breathtakingly beautiful detective story you will ever watch. This almost- biography of Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh is animated with 65,000 oil paintings! More than 100 painters in 20 countries brought it to life, and there’s genuinely nothing like it. If you have even the faintest interest in film, art, or animation, or love a good ol’ ‘whodunnit?’, Loving Vincent is unmissable. Grab the blu-ray edition for an exceptionally stunning viewing experience.

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