Aus. Women Writers Challenge, Reviews

Review: Portable Curiosities by Julie Koh

Portable Curiosities (2016) by Julie Koh Julie Koh’s first full-length collection of short stories, Portable Curiosities, is a strange journey through an unsettling landscape of curious characters in familiar but altered settings. A young girl’s third eye, located in her navel, sees the undetectable and impolite spirit world. A cooler than cool Sydney entrepreneur fashionista… Read More Review: Portable Curiosities by Julie Koh

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Review: comic anthology Fly the Colour Fantastica

Fly the Colour Fantastica comic anthology with works by Natasha Sim, Sheree Chuang, Alisha Jade, Viet-My Bui, Alicia Braumberger, Eevien Tan, Sai Nitivoranant, Rebecca Hayes, Eri Kashima, Sam Jacobin, Nadia Attlee, Vikki Ong Fly the Colour Fantastica is a collection of short comics, each one its own self-contained story set in stunning colours. The title of… Read More Review: comic anthology Fly the Colour Fantastica

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Review: Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood

Cocaine Blues – Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries #1 (1989) by Kerry Greenwood Cocaine Blues is the first in the iconic Phryne Fisher Murder Mystery series by Kerry Greenwood, and I was so excited to finally read it! This is the book that first introduces the sassy bob-haired heroine Phryne, the straight-laced but delectable Captain Jack Robinson,… Read More Review: Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood

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Review: Jean Harley Was Here by Heather Taylor Johnson

Jean Harley Was Here, by Heather Taylor Johnson (2017) Warning: some spoilers Jean Harley Was Here, by Adelaide-based author Heather Taylor Johnson, is about friend, wife, mother, traveller and cyclist Jean Harley. Or rather, as suggested by the title, it is about her absence. A tragic and fatal bicycle accident sets the story in motion,… Read More Review: Jean Harley Was Here by Heather Taylor Johnson