Luke Media Review

Media Review – Kumiko the Treasure Hunter

Fabulous hidden treasures deep in the freezing Minnesota wilderness lure Kumiko from her stifling Tokyo office job. She’s deciphered clues on an old VHS tape, but no-one (except her adorable rabbit Bunzo) is interested. Kumiko must undertake this surreal and perilous quest alone. Against better judgement we can’t help but root for Kumiko as she crosses the globe on a stolen credit card. Hers is a fool’s errand, surely destined for icy tragedy…. By turns warm and chilling; comforting and confronting; inspirational and devastating. “Kumiko the Treasure Hunter” will push your happy-sad buttons hard.

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Book Review Luke

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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