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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... November 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.
Kaz Cooke : Ada: Comedian, Dancer, Fighter., Folly Gleeson , single work essay

'Kaz Cooke’s Ada is like a heartbreaking firecracker, full of fun and history and emotion.'

Stuart Kells : The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders, Michael Jongen , single work essay

'Stuart Kells gives us an entertaining and enlightening history of the pursuit, collection and housing of books.'

Anthony O'Neill : Dr Jekyll & Mr Seek., Folly Gleeson , single work review
— Review of Mr Jekyll & Mr Seek Anthony O'Neill , 2017 single work novel ;

'An elegant and entertaining coda to Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

'Anthony O’Neill’s novel opens with a description of London that evokes a sort of Dickensian city and also presages the subsequent blurring and obliteration of the truth experienced by the main character...' (Introduction)

Pip Smith : Half Wild, Robin Elizabeth , single work review
— Review of Half Wild Pip Smith , 2017 single work novel ;

'Half Wild is heart-warming, confusing and deeply unsettling all at the same time.

'This debut novel by Pip Smith is based on the life of the person variously known as Eugenia Falleni, Harry Crawford and Jean Ford. It is a work of impressive scope, covering three different timeframes – 1885, 1917 and 1938 – and using four different narrative voices: first person, second person, third person, plus media clippings. All this comes together to create a surreal impression of the main character: a person who struggled with being forced into set behaviours based on the genitals at birth.' (Introduction)

[Review] The Student, Karen Chisholm , single work review
— Review of The Student Iain Ryan , 2017 single work novel ;

'The Student is set around a university campus in Gatton, Queensland, in 1994. Nat is a student dealing weed supplied by Jesse, another student and friend. Between them they have a very good business going – to the detriment of their studies, which have become incidental to both of them.' (Introduction)

[Review] Shine Like It Does :The Life of Michael Hutchence, Annette Hughes , single work review
— Review of Shine Like It Does: The Life of Michael Hutchence Toby Creswell , 2017 single work biography ;

'Shine Like it Does is an empathetic and thoughtful portrait of one of the great performing artists of his generation. (Introduction)

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