Month: August 2015

Bookmarks: short fiction reviews

A roundup of short general fiction reviews: The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy, by Rachel Joyce (Black Swan, RRP $35): This novel comes with a healthy critical reputation and is by an award-winning, internationally best-selling author. If you’ve read The Unlikely Pilgrimage…

10 out of 10

Morgan Goes to Nowhere, by Richard Fairgray, Tara Black and Terry Jones (Square Planet): It’s about a boy called Morgan who can’t find his toy rabbit, so he thinks it has gone nowhere so he goes nowhere as well. So that’s…

Compelling case for the defence

Who Killed Scott Guy? The case that gripped a nation, by Mike White (Allen & Unwin, RRP $37): It’s an interesting title because while journalist Mike White doesn’t offer any facts or opinions about who did kill Scott Guy, he presents…

Mother never gave up hope

The Road from Midnight, by Wendyl Nissen (Paul Little Books, RRP $29.95): New Zealand-born Jane lives life in the limelight as editor of woman’s fashion magazines in both Australia and then back in Auckland, New Zealand. She marries Lawrence who features…

Not-so-gentle coming-of-age story

Snake Bite, by Christie Thompson (Allen & Unwin, RRP $30): Jez is 17, bored in a downtrodden Canberra suburb, and coming to realise she’s in love with her best friend, Lukey. It’s summertime and Jez has little to do but hang…