Wyoming Paul

Wyoming Paul is a student and bookseller. In her spare time she cuddles her foster kittens while watching Friends reruns. She was born in Auckland in 1994.

Books
Jan 23, 2018

'Don’t die. For God’s sake don’t die': a devastating new novel by Han Kang

Han Kang won the international Booker Prize for her depressing novel The Vegetarian. Her follow-up, The White Book, is even bleaker, writes Wyoming Paul.

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Books
Mar 30, 2017

Book of the Week: the best novel of 2017, Lincoln in the Bardo

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders is the year's most talked-about novel, and there's much excitement that the author will appear at the Auckland Writers Festival in May. Wyoming Paul reviews what may a masterpiece.

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Books
Sep 7, 2016

'Every character he brings to life is deplorable': Intense creepiness with Dutch master Herman Koch

Wyoming Paul reviews Dear Mr M, the latest novel by Herman Koch, who once again dissects middle-class urban professional fuck-ups.

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Books
Jul 13, 2016

The quiet unspectacular: wanting but failing to like new New Zealand fiction

Wyoming Paul reviews two new New Zealand novels by women authors. She enjoys one but the other one leaves her cold.

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Books
Jun 2, 2016

Book of the Week: The erotic novel which won this year’s Man Booker prize for international fiction

A woman decides to stop eating meat in order to annihilate herself. Wyoming Paul reviews a disturbing novel which recently won the Man Booker prize for international fiction.

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Books
Mar 31, 2016

Is it true that most men can’t be fucked reading women authors?

A top-level inquiry by an anthropologist (a bookseller, actually) into gender buying habits.

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Television
Mar 20, 2015

Scandinavian Noir: Dark Art Mirroring Reality

During a recent trip to Copenhagen, Wyoming Paul found the seamy crimes of The Killing and The Bridge were never far from her mind. // Scandinavian television has become Big, worthy …

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