Thursday, July 22, 2010

Two Haiku Review: The Little Man From Archangel

The Little Man From Archangel, by Georges Simenon, translated by Nigel Ryan. Reviewed in two haiku by Sharon B.


Sexy wife missing
Neighbours suspect weak husband;
He shouldn't have lied

A strangely gripping
Ultimately depressing
Tale of one man's woe.



Have you read a book held in one of our libraries that you could review in two haiku? Please send us your two haiku reviews. We will post our favourite reviews here on the Library & Computing News Blog, and use all of the entries in displays throughout the semester. At the end of the semester, the writers of our all time favourite two haiku reviews will win double movie passes to BCC cinemas.

We call this: The JCU Two Haiku Review for Semester Two.

There are some rules:

1. The subject of your review can be any book on any subject, as long as we hold it in one of our libraries in Townsville or Cairns. You can review a book that has already been reviewed.
2. You must review the book in two haiku, each following the standard English haiku pattern (seventeen syllables, divided into three lines: 5 - 7 - 5). The first haiku should summarise the contents of the book (such as the plot); the second should give your opinion of it.
3. While you don't have to follow any of the other standard conventions for writing haiku, we may give extra consideration to writers who have used them when it comes to deciding prize winners. However, we are most likely to choose two haiku reviews that best capture the essence of the book.
4. While we will happily post anonymous reviews, we have to be able to identify you to consider you for any prizes, so please sign your work with your student number.

Please send your two haiku reviews to infohelp@jcu.edu.au with the post title "Two Haiku Review".

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