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Demons, by Wayne Macauley

An interesting title, eh?  This is Wayne Macauley’s fourth satire – perhaps not in the same league as The Cook (see my review) – but nonetheless an ambitious book in its intent and execution. 1,451 more words


A Million Windows, by Gerald Murnane

I found reading the latest book by Gerald Murnane even more challenging than usual, and yet it was impossible to abandon it.  In A Million Windows… 2,216 more words

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Sensational Snippets: A Million Windows, by Gerald Murnane

I am on my second reading of Gerald Murnane’s new book, A Million Windows – and I can’t resist sharing this marvellous metaphor for poetry… 303 more words

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The Cupboard Under the Stairs, by George Turner

It’s only a few years ago that the literary world was abuzz with the news that both David Lodge and Colm Tóibín were publishing books fictionalising the life of Henry James – in the same year (2005).  1,166 more words


The Family Men, by Catherine Harris

Way back in 2010, when I reviewed Catherine Harris’s debut collection of short stories, I wrote this:

Harris is interested in how people ‘misbehave’ and the internal struggle between the good and the bad self, and her settings in the workplace provide wry opportunities for duality.

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The Betrayal, by Liam Davison

The Betrayal is the last of Liam Davison’s four novels, and I was expecting it to be the best but I was a bit disappointed by it.  1,351 more words