Mel Campbell

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Mel Campbell is professionally curious about pop culture. A freelance journalist, editor and cultural critic based in Melbourne, Australia, she has made a career out of exploring new trends, everyday delights and forgotten treasures.

Mel co-founded the award-winning publishing project Is Not Magazine , and the culture and entertainment website The Enthusiast . Currently, she writes on film, style and pop culture for Junkee , on Victorian galleries for Australian Art Collector magazine, on retail trends for Time Out Melbourne, is co-programming the 2013-14 season of Rooftop Cinema, and previews feature films for the Melbourne International Film Festival. Mel's fashion research blog is Footpath Zeitgeist .

Out of Shape is her first book.

This week I went on a road trip with my parents to Barwon Park Mansion, Winchelsea, to see Night Life, a National Trust exhibition of evening wear from the 1920s and 1930s. By pure chance, we managed to time our arrival just as a guided tour by exhibition curator Elizabeth Anya-Petrivna was beginning. This was an awesome way to navigate the exhibition. Anya-Petrivna offered lots of detail about... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 2.82 · 192 ratings · 74 reviews · 3 distinct works
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I picked this up because I’m always interested to see the breadth of what gets called ‘romantic comedy’ in literature. This very high-concept novel reminded me of ‘Crosstalk’ in that it had a magic-realism premise that was used mainly for aggressive ...more
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I really enjoyed the film adaptation of this (the novel was originally titled Their Finest Hour and a Half, and was looking forward to some Keep Calm And Carry On comfort reading. But in the end, I preferred the film to the novel.

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The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
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This was a very enjoyable and sly riff on the Chosen One tropes of paranormal YA novels, while itself being quite an accomplished example of a realist YA novel. I really enjoyed the way the 'indie kids' (most of whom are named Finn or Satchel) carry ...more
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The Good People by Hannah Kent
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It was interesting to finally get round to reading this after having discussed Alias Grace on The Rereaders , and after having read His Bloody Project at the start of 2017.

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