‘You can’t just want to rescue someone: they have to agree to be rescued.’

There’s no getting around it, Alone in Berlin is painful to read. Its characters suffer humiliation, betrayal, loss, torture and death. The writing, at least in Michael Hoffman’s translation, is clear and deceptively simple but it’s challenging none the less because it asks major questions of its reader. These are facts, but I would hate for … More ‘You can’t just want to rescue someone: they have to agree to be rescued.’

Papercranes ep ‘First Born’

They’re already one of my favourite bands of the year. The album ‘Let’s Make Babies in the Woods’ is wonderful. And now they release the first of three EPs, ‘First Born’ which they’re giving away here. Meanwhile here’s the video for the single from the album, Long Way. Papercranes “Long Way” from June Zandona on Vimeo.