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The Stakes by Ben Sanders – 2018

“And it’s like: you know on kind of a formal level that there’s laws, but then when you’re actually on the street and see it through their eyes, you realise it’s just dog-eat-dog, same as everything else” – even the … Continue reading

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Treachery Road by John Rosanowski – 2017

A gentleman with an alcohol problem is in Sea View Lunatic Asylum on the hills above the Hokitika goldfields.  He has been making a nuisance of himself in Hokitika and other gold mining areas, trying to gather information about the … Continue reading

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The Beat of the Pendulum by Catherine Chidgey – 2017

Catherine Chidgey recorded and transcribed a year of her life, and using just those found words – from conversations, from the Internet, from TV and movies – wrote The beat of the pendulum.   The title comes from a Proust quote, … Continue reading

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The Blackbird Sings at Dusk by Linda Olsson – 2016

You just have to let yourself drift with this one – it is beautifully written and nicely plotted, but a little heavy handed with the symbolism and message.  Elizabeth is slowly fading away in her Stockholm apartment when a neighbour, … Continue reading

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Settler’s Creek by Carl Nixon – 2010

Settlers’ Creek develops in unexpected ways, venturing into extremely emotional terrain as it explores the importance of a sense of place and status. Box Saxton suffers a cataclysmic fall in socio-economic status with a recent economic recession, then suffers the … Continue reading

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