Tuesday, July 03, 2012
The July issue of The Landfall Review Online is now live!
On the first of every month (bar January, when we holiday!) we post 5–7 in-depth reviews of New Zealand books. These reviews are extra and additional to the ones that appear in Landfall and are onlyavailable online.
This month there's a fair amount of fiction: Hilary and David by Laura Solomon (Proverse Hong Kong), Bligh by Anne Salmond (Penguin) and The Below Country by Nicholas Edlin (Penguin). Also, some poetry titles: The Comforter by Helen Lehndorf (Seraph Press) and Birds of Clay by Aleksandra Lane (Victoria University Press); and various non-fiction: The Hungry Heart: Journeys with William Colenso by Peter Wells (Random House), Give Your Thoughts Life: William Colenso’s Letters to the Editor compiled by Ian St George (Otago University Press), Scooped: The Politics and Power of Journalism in Aotearoa New Zealand edited by Martin Hirst, Sean Phelan and Verica Rupar (AUT Media), and The Dress Circle: New Zealand Fashion Design Since 1940 by Lucy Hammonds, Douglas Lloyd Jenkins and Claire Regnault (Random House).
David Eggleton, Philip Temple, Jack Ross, Adam Gifford, Emily Braunstein Brookes, Tim Jones and Helen Watson White are the reviewers for this issue.
They hold no punches, and there's no press release filler here. What book does one reviewer consider beset with 'the turgid and insular prose of academics trying to rack up research credits' and which is 'worth your time and attention'? Read and find out.