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Robert locked the bathroom door. He leaned against it, digital tablet clutched tightly to his chest. Privacy. Away from the watchful eye of Her. He had to be quick; if he took too long, she’d come knocking on the door, checking up on him. Always so concerned. He unlocked his tablet and opened up the digital user manual. He hadn’t read through it upon purchase. Perhaps he should have. He scrolled through the pages. After reading a few sentences of a chapter, his eyes would wander and he’d have to drag them back. He couldn’t make sense of the technical jargon. Why give out an instruction manual if not even the average man could follow? He came to the end and found the number for customer servi

Book Review: Extinctions by Josephine Wilson

'Destiny is an easy god,' he said. 'It relieves you of the of choice, and the tragedy of having no choice at all.' He smiled at her. 'How's that? Am I profound enough for you?' I've never read a book like this before. It's very out of my typical tastes, but how better to start a local online book club than to start with a local award-winner? Reading Extinctions is like travelling into the mind of the elderly person you hate, or at least this is what it was like for me. I’ve also never read a book like this before, meaning my copy is dog-eared, blistered, bent, and scribbled-in like no other book I own (for the time being). I doubt Caroline would approve: "You would never do that now – mark a

We acknowledge the past, present and emerging traditional owners of the land on which we live and work, the Wadjuk people of the Noongar nation and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.

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