The gallery at the State Library of NSW has this window overlooking the Mitchell Library reading room. I love that room with all its books containing thousands of stories.
A book I have been reading recently
This week I read Ransom by David Malouf. It is a reimagination of one of the most famous stories in all of literature - Homer's Illiad (Books 22-24).
I have been a little scared of reading Malouf and even more scared of the Illiad so when I started Ransom I was at a bit of a disadvantage but after about 30 pages I was into the rhythm of the story and writing. I now see that Malouf deserves his reputation as one of Australia's great writers. In Ransom his writing is poetic, simple and complex all at the same time. Wonderful reading.
I will read more Malouf and have discovered a copy of Illiad on my bookshelf so might even give it a go one day.