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If you haven’t yet read The Writer’s Room, a series of interviews with well-known Australian writers by Charlotte Wood, I can highly recommend it. I seem to be one of the last to the party here, as other writing friends have been reading these interviews in an e-magazine, and telling me how inspiring they are, for ages. 123 more words

The Natural Way Of Things By Charlotte Wood-A Review

This book is a dark and disturbing dystopian tale, joining others such as 1984 (Orwell), A Handmaid’s Tale (Atwood), and 1Q84 (Murakami). The tone of the book is unremittingly bleak, and the underlying cautionary message of the book is that for women to dare to speak out about the truth of their sexual life, particularly if it implicates a man or men in wrongdoing such as rape will destroy them. 161 more words


Charlotte Wood's Natural Way of Things

Charlotte Wood, The Natural Way of Things (Allen & Unwin 2015)

This book came to me accompanied by the same dire warnings as A Little Life… 833 more words


What I've been reading (July)

(Yes, I know it’s August, but I started writing this a while ago…)

At the start of this year, partly because I was about to start my Publishing Masters, and partly because I’d ironically had very little time to read for leisure throughout my literature degree, I made a determination to read more.  526 more words


Book Thoughts: The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood

I have been in a book rut this summer. I just haven’t been able to find a book that really wows me. Until now. I devoured The Natural Way of Things by Australian author Charlotte Wood. 173 more words


THE NATURAL WAY OF THINGS imagines a world in which misogyny is taken to new extremes

The Natural Way of Things

By Charlotte Wood

Europa Editions: June 28, 2016

$17.00, 230 pages

Summer is seen as a time to read light-hearted, romantic novels or thrillers. 1,060 more words

Book Reviews

Review: The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood

This review first appeared on The Spinoff on 4 August 2016.

There’s something inevitable, natural even, about the way victims of sexual abuse can end up being blamed for what’s happened to them. 945 more words