Not sure whether it is quite kosher to post a whole review on the net when I am (obviously) not the author of the review. Anyway: above is the heading of the book review section of the newspaper, so that was really, really great to see for a start!!
The newspaper was The West Australian, Saturday 31st October – the main morning daily in my home town of Perth, which gave me a nice fuzzy feeling.
Ian Nichols, the reviewer is a very talented and polished writer himself, so a good review from him means a lot personally to me.
And here’s some more of the review. It begins:
In her previous novels Larke has demonstrated an enviable skill. With this novel she moves into the realm of sheer virtuosity.
The middle section of the review is a brief look at the story, and then it goes on to say:
The plot is engrossing and the characters fascinating. In bookshops where bland fantasies line the shelves, Larke stands out from the crowd.
Yep, I’m happy.