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Deepwater Landing by Ken Catran

The biggest flaw with this book is that it tastes and smells and feels like a nineties young adults book. The biggest flaw with the nineties was the decadent sense of style – this book reads like that pair of neon-striped shorts that I used to always wear to school with the tie-dye shirt my crazy Aunt made for me; colourful, flambouyant and pointlessly stylistic, but like those neon clothes, this book didn’t keep me warm or comfortable: there was not enough substance to make it endurable, and when the colours faded after the last fatal wash, I was secretly relieved. 480 more words

Science Fiction

Last Week on Shortland Street...

After Shortland Street did its own rendition of the Grey’s Anatomy season 6 finale, we were left wondering: who would live and who would die? 611 more words

New Zealand

I was a Shorty extra and got extra yelled at. Till Claire Chitham stepped in.

I wrote a while ago about my time as an extra on a short film. That was while I was at film school, after school I still needed to get a foot in the industry. 761 more words

Ant Towler