August 4th, 2010
I’ve always admired Jacob Holdt’s achievement in this book. With the most curious of cameras he made a photographic journey through America, and always took the time to visit, eat with (and for some reason usually sleep with) the poorest people he met. A really beautiful book.…
July 16th, 2010
epic novel by Xavier Herbert.
Perhaps Herbert saw himself as Australia’s Dostoyevsky. Capricornia rolls along like a massive, tragic steam powered freight train through northern Australia’s early history. Herbert sees the central issue of Australia being race, and particularly the “half-caste” offspring of aboriginals and white immigrants.
This is a wonderful epic set in a corner of the globe that even Aussies don’t visit that often. And yes, there are steam locomotives in the tale.…