Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Book review: Picador ‘Highlights No. One’ (1995)

Most of these excerpts and short pieces of fiction and nonfiction were published in various places in 1994 and -95. The collection dates from 1995 as a book.

The quality is mixed, with standouts being short stories by Lily Brett (‘Just like That’) and Kate Grenville (‘Dark Places’), and really good excerpts from novels by Rod Jones (‘Billy Sunday’) and by Susan Power (‘The Grass Dancer’). I didn’t like the nonfiction for the most part and didn’t read the excerpt from Helen Garner’s ‘The First Stone’ because I had read the whole book on an earlier occasion.

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