Reviews and Scribbles


Book reviews

My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
Portnoy’s Complaint by Philip Roth
Small Country by Gaël Faye
Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives by David Eagleman
The Plains by Gerald Murnane
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

Film/TV reviews

An Elephant Sitting Still directed by Hu Bo
Antichrist directed by Lars von Trier
Black Coal, Thin Ice directed by Dao Yinan
Enter the Dragon directed by Robert Clouse
Hereditary directed by Ari Aster
Melancholia directed by Lars von Trier

Other writings

A culinary review of Australian military rations — A slightly eccentric piece.
Hong Kong and other pains — A serious piece.
Rereading Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian — A non-review of the book.