Smoph's musings

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Category: Australia

Book review: Eyrie, Tim Winton

It is easy to sum up Tim Winton’s Eyrie: impossible heights. Tom Keely starts out as an unsympathetic protagonist; an impoverished addict after his life came crashing down (ugly divorce, end of his high-faluting environmental advocate career), seemingly without a care for anyone but himself. If you can get past Winton’s first bloated chapters dwelling […]



It is not a protest vote

Warning: rant ahead.  I am a voter in the electorate of Higgins. Higgins, a (possibly formerly) safe Liberal seat, in previous terms boasting most recently an Assistant Treasurer (Kelly O’Dwyer) and formerly a Treasurer who would never be PM (Peter Costello). In a shocking development for the LNP, Higgins has been polling strongly for the […]



Cleverman: reflections on Australia

Containment, a new episode of Cleverman, dystopian indigenous superhero science fiction series premiered in Australia tonight. Ryan Griffen and the Cleverman team are certainly making sure that we will remember the show. “But you have to decide who it is you want to be,”  Virgil (Lynette Curran) says to Latani (Rarriwuy Hick) and sets up the whole […]