Tuesday, March 8, 2011

overcoat inspiration

My review of Sue Orr's From Under the Overcoat is now posted on Halfway Down the Stairs. If I have to take it down I will re-post it on here! (I've been naughty and made a late addition to the March issue - hopefully my co-editors will not object!)

This is a short story collection that I loved - both for its interesting inspiration and its fulfilment in ten short stories. Find all the details of my love for it on HDtS. My one minor gripe with it is that almost all of its stories are called 'New Zealand stories' - however, they are all set in the North Island. As a southerner, I object!

However, parochialism aside, this is a really enjoyable collection of stories, and I recommend it highly. I give it four stars.

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