Surprised there isn't already a thread for her. First heard of her in late 2016 when someone recommended Sleep Has His House, said it was the best book they'd read in a long time. Got that and Ice for a friend last Xmas, she loved them, but I hadn't read any of her work before last week when I got Julia and the Bazooka, which is just leveling me right now.
― flappy bird, Tuesday, 16 January 2018 01:10 (two years ago) link
picked up a copy of julia and the bazooka recently as well & looking forward to checking it out... the short stories of hers i've read have been excellent. sleep has his house is quite a disjointed reading experience, took me a second go-through to appreciate it. wish i could find my copy of this which vanished before i got around to finishing it :-/
― no lime tangier, Tuesday, 16 January 2018 02:37 (two years ago) link
Sleep Has His House is absolutely fantastic. The first one of hers I read was The Parson, which is... good, but very much of a realist style, so I probably wouldn't recommend it unless you want to be completist. I really really need to read some more.
― emil.y, Tuesday, 16 January 2018 14:29 (two years ago) link
weird, i'm like 15 pages away from finishing "ice" right now
― na (NA), Tuesday, 16 January 2018 15:50 (two years ago) link
new selection of her stories + non-fiction from her time @ horizon
― no lime tangier, Monday, 5 August 2019 05:52 (seven months ago) link
not sure if i've read the 'nz: answer to an inquiry' piece, but have read the riposte it got in landfall (nz lit mag) soon after... which from memory wasn't entirely unsympathetic to her conclusions.
― no lime tangier, Monday, 5 August 2019 05:57 (seven months ago) link
So happy to see this thread, had no idea it existed. I’m a big fan (I spent I don’t know how much money on editions of A Bright Green Field and Eagle’s Nest) and looking forward to getting that collection.
― akm, Monday, 5 August 2019 06:09 (seven months ago) link
should count myself lucky i have parents with a copy of eagle's nest. that one really needs republishing!
― no lime tangier, Monday, 5 August 2019 06:24 (seven months ago) link
― alimosina, Monday, 4 November 2019 19:49 (five months ago) link