Reviews of Australian Books #1

Although it was published in early December and won't be up on the website for to much longer, I wanted to bring to your attention Anita Desai's review of The Hamilton Case (by Michelle de Krester) published in the 2 December 2004 issue of "The New York Review of Books". They don't review much Australian fiction so this is a pleasant surprise. De Krester's previous work was the well-received novel The Rose Grower.

The Etched City by K.J. Bishop, is reviewed in the "Washington Post Bookworld". An impressive achievement for a first sf novel by an Australian. The review says: "The Etched City is a philosophical novel and a surrealist tour-de-force filled with beautiful, sometimes harrowing imagery....K.J. Bishop is an important new voice in contemporary fantasy, and her potential seems virtually limitless. It will be interesting and instructive -- to see where she goes from here." The Library Journal described the book as: "Reminiscent of Stephen King's Dark Tower series and the works of China Mieville, Bishop's first novel combines the action-based atmosphere of a Western with the headiness of magical realism to forge a unique, visionary tale."

Anthony Thwaite reviews Wrong About Japan by Peter Carey, in the "Daily Telegraph".

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