2/2/11

Five Wounds- 'Literary Minded' Review.

Lyndon Riggall has written a guest review of Five Wounds for writer Angela Meyer's 'Literary Minded'. An excerpt of the review is below:
"The book lives through its words and breathes through its pictures - one is inseparable from the other. Like the five intertwining stories of its main characters, so too do the different forms of the narrative intertwine into one powerful hydra of a novel."

Five Wounds p.58


A page from Five Wounds.

'Modern Dystopia' at the Melbourne Writers Festival.

Writer & art director of 'Five Wounds' Jonathan Walker has uploaded, on his blog, a discussion on 'Modern Dystopia' by himself and prize winning author DBC Pierre which was recorded at the Melbourne Writers festival back in August.

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The 'Wheel of Fortune' illustration from Five Wounds, which is mentioned in the session.
Below are example of wheels of fortune sent by Jon as reference:
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Below are two other illustrations related to wheels of fortune:
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A medieval illustration which relates the wheel of fortune with the agricultural cycle.
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This illustration was created Thomas Vaugham in the 1600's. Which possibly advises against possessiveness in order to live a dynamic life. I can't say for sure however. This drawing may even use the possibilities of steam power & the wheel to symbolise mobility, but I really am speculating now.