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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... August 2017 of The Newtown Review of Books est. 2012- The Newtown Review of Books
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* Contents derived from the 2017 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Julie Koh Portable Curiosities. Reviewed by Ashley Kalagian Blunt, Ashley Kalagian Blunt , single work essay

'Portable Curiosities portrays a world of comic misery and brightly coloured heartache.'

Crime Scene: Sulari Gentill Crossing the Lines. Reviewed by Karen Chisholm, Karen Chisholm , single work essay

'Known for her Rowland Sinclair historical crime series and her YA Hero trilogy, Sulari Gentill delivers something very different with this new novel.

'What if you wrote of someone writing of you?

In the end, which of you would be real?'

'Crossing the Lines is an intricate dance of mystery and psychological suspense, blurring the lines between the real and the fictional, sanity and insanity, obsession and love.' (Introduction)

The Godfather : Peter Corris on Literary Vs Popular Fiction #2, Peter Corris , single work criticism

'From time to time discussion still arises about the difference between literary and popular fiction, and their respective merits. Those of us interested in the topic (and I imagine this would include many NRB readers) are often divided.

'Michael Wilding made his position clear when he wrote somewhere that, ‘Crime fiction [and by extension other forms of genre fiction] is not literature; it’s entertainment.’ As a practitioner I am inclined to agree. While hoping to provide well-written stories with at least some serious matter to engage serious minds, my primary purpose has always been to entertain.' (Introduction)

Meredith Jaffe : The Making of Christina., Sally Nimon , single work essay

'The Making of Christina asks how well we know the people we love and if we can pay the price of truth.

'The Making of Christina is not a light read. Its subject matter is trauma, guilt and deceit. The result is neither pretty nor soothing, but this is not its intent. Rather, Christina is about facing the most unpleasant aspects of human nature head-on, with or without a crash helmet, and learning that you can survive. This book will not, therefore, be to everyone’s taste. But the reading can be cathartic for those prepared to brave its depths.' (Introduction)

[Review Essay] Millennials Strike Back, Folly Gleeson , single work essay review

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