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Troy, Simon Brown

My review of Simon Brown's collection, Troy, is up at Strange Horizons (sh_reviews).



I figured that cover needed a bigger image.

You know, it's cold today. Fucking cold. I don't usually complain about this, but fuck, it's cold. I imagine Icelandic girls and boys would be wearing shorts and trying to get a tan, but not being from there I am, of course, freezing and complaining like the Australian born wuss I am. I am also discovering what an absolute bitch filling in the selection criteria for jobs is. I mean, really, they're like a miniature essay. Why bother even interviewing me afterward? Just give me the job or don't.

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kazzibee
May. 23rd, 2006 07:56 am (UTC)
I've gotta do a bloodybugger job application this week.... should be fun! Haven't done one in 4 years!
benpeek
May. 23rd, 2006 12:14 pm (UTC)
man, i hate them. the ones i apply for come with ten different criteria questions to answer...
threemonkeys
May. 23rd, 2006 07:59 am (UTC)
Why bother even interviewing me afterward?

From memory, it was to separate the sociopaths from the ordinary losers.
benpeek
May. 23rd, 2006 12:15 pm (UTC)
er. i think maybe you posted that to the wrong entry, man ;)
(Anonymous)
May. 23rd, 2006 09:28 am (UTC)
They are. My neighbour's kids were playing outside in singlets yesterday. It was snowing.
Good luck job-hunting.
Agnes
benpeek
May. 23rd, 2006 12:15 pm (UTC)
i'd so die in iceland...
(Anonymous)
May. 23rd, 2006 12:56 pm (UTC)
The review was great.

A passerby
benpeek
May. 23rd, 2006 01:07 pm (UTC)
thanks.
norda
May. 23rd, 2006 02:25 pm (UTC)
That's one wonderful book cover.

It's not much warmer here today on the other end of the world. I'm still in sweaters and wooly tights, going into late Spring.
benpeek
May. 23rd, 2006 11:49 pm (UTC)
yeah, it is a cool cover. and it was much, much colder than that yesterday...
shadowsandice
May. 23rd, 2006 02:25 pm (UTC)
What the fuck you talking about 'cold', you sodding Sydney person? I scoff at your 'cold'.

And yes, selection criteria are ridiculous. I've written selection criteria for a mail room position.

That said, the more you write them, the easier they get. Stupidly easy.
benpeek
May. 23rd, 2006 11:50 pm (UTC)
well, aren't you just a big tough melbourne girl ;P

i'd settle for selection criteria that wasn't fourteen questions long, myself...
shadowsandice
May. 24th, 2006 04:17 am (UTC)
Bloody hell. What position is that? All the jobs with SC I applied for were generally 6, 9 at the most.
benpeek
May. 24th, 2006 04:21 am (UTC)
it's a TAFE job. NSW government. blah.
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