What’s the Librarian Reading Now?


VAGABONDHOLES   Author Biography

Mr Bull is currently reading Vagabond Holes: David McComb & The Triffids edited by Chris Coughran & Niall Lucy and Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical by Robert Shearman. David McComb was an Australian singer/songwriter best known as the Lead Singer/Guitarist with groundbreaking Perth band The Triffids. Named after the British writer John Wyndam’s famous dystopian novel, McComb Garnering wide critical acclaim with this band especially in the UK and Europe. The lineup included McComb’s brother Robert, future Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds bass player Martin P. Casey and pedal and lap steel guitar legend, ‘Evil’ Graham Lee. McComb became a member of The Blackeyed Susans, as well as forming  a shortlived post-Triffids band The Red Ponies. His only solo album Love of Will has become highly collectible following the singer’s untimely death at age 37.

Robert Shearman is a prolific English playwright and screenwriter who has produced three volumes of short stories, this being the second. His other claim to fame is as the first writer to bring back the Daleks in television’s Doctor Who in his hugely popular episode, Dalek. Check out my post about his appearance at the Adelaide Writers Festival 2012.

What’s the Librarian Reading Now?


Sweet Tooth  ten rules

Mr Bull is currently reading Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan and The Ten Rules of Rock and Roll by Robert Forster. Ian McEwan is one of England’s pre-eminent contemporary novelists. His awards include The Booker Prize, TheWhitberad First Novel Award and many others. For a full list of his awards visit his website here. Several of his books have been made into successful films including Atonement and Enduring Love. Robert Forster is an Australian singer/songwriter/writer best known for his work with seminal Brisbane indie/post punk band The Go-Betweens.