Monday, April 2, 2012


Colin Meloy must have woken up one morning and wondered about the large dark wilderness that seems to frame every part of human civilisation and ask himself what was actually in there. And, as readers of his mysterious novel Wildwood, we find out just how amazing the IP (Impassable Wilderness) is on the other side of the bridge in Portland, Oregon.

Meloy blends fantasy and reality so seamlessly that you almost believe that the hidden world could be true. Hmm. And to make the entire thing even more delectable - Carson Ellis' illustrations are perfect in every way. They were in fact the reason I walked into the dusty old bookshop on Bourke St. and picked up the book in the first place.

Go and get yourself a copy today and remember what it's like to get lost in the woods. You'll love what you find there.


  1. Ohhh I pinned this book a while ago and have been meaning to get it. It looks so good.

  2. It's amazing. So is this other one I've just started called Swallows and Amazons. I'll blog about it soon. Check it out if you can. :D