Friday, June 07, 2013

When an author is too meticulous about his style, you may presume that his mind is frivolous and his content flimsy.




Power. The view to Stowport, Emu Heights, Burnie. April 2013.

Harvest, Jim Crace: Set during the the enclosures of 16th century England, and the destruction of one particular village (and an entire way of life). Some lovely writing and careful structure, lyrical in tone and in tune with the gentle harmonies of nature. B+.

Tasmania, The Tipping Point? Griffith Review 39, Julianne Schultz and Natasha Cica (Eds.): You might not know that Tasmania ranks at or near the bottom among Australian states on virtually every indicator of socio-economic performance. This collection of essays drawn from thinkers, writers and doers from Tasmania (and its extensive diaspora), explores why, what it means and what we might do about it. Equal parts enlightening and infuriating. C.

Logan's Run, William F. Nolan: A cracking yarn, albeit not particularly well written. C.

2 comments:

Roddy said...

Taken from our deck using your zoom I take it.

Kris McCracken said...

Indeed.