Magdalena Ball runs The Compulsive Reader. She is the author of the novels Black Cow and Sleep Before Evening, the poetry books Repulsion Thrust and Quark Soup, a nonfiction book The Art of Assessment, and, in collaboration with Carolyn Howard-Johnson, Deeper Into the Pond, Blooming Red, Cherished Pulse, She Wore Emerald Then, and Imagining the Future. She also runs a radio show, The Compulsive Reader Talks. Find out more about Magdalena at www.magdalenaball.com.
How to use the intensity of obsession to create meaning.
A beautifully written book that will particularly resonate with those who have experienced a disability
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Above all, this is a wonderful, ribald, and satisfyingly powerful tale that takes the reader through many journeys.
The transitory and life changing moments of reflection.
The novel touches on the whole range of human desires, aspirations, on literary pretension, hubris and self-immolation.
There's a heady femininity in Felicity Plunkett's Vanishing Point.
Funny and spiritual in the most pragmatic sense – a satisfying, and pleasurable read.
Straddles a fine line between perception, the fantastic, and the mundane workings of a daily grind.
This is the underlying celebration of the novel: the beauty of flawed humanity amidst the bodiless, bloodless gods.