“As soon as she’s organised, she walks onto the glass bridge and through the warm blue sky, her arms stretched out from her sides. People stare, and some throw her cranky looks because of all the space she’s taking up, but she doesn’t care. She twirls above the rush of water and inside the cool of clouds, gravity as good as gone.” Extract from Ethel Rohan‘s second collection, Goodnight Nobody. Reviewed here (by me) for The Short Review.
What a great idea for a novel – take the most famous evolutionist in the history of science, a son who didn’t exist and construct a ‘factitious’ biography of said son’s ‘Life and Collected Works’. Thomas Darwin is purported to be the youngest son of the famous Charles, daughter of Emma (née Wedgwood, yes the pottery people). His mum and dad are first cousins (a trifling matter, but neatly ironic). Thomas is a bit of a strange child, ‘alone but […]
Unexpected connections: wasps and love betrayed, barometric pressure and ovulation, neon flowers and a black hole. Hall’s debut collection proves string theory, at least in literary form… Read my full review of The Physics of Imaginary Objects by Tina May Hall, here at The Short Review.
Matthew Pitt’s debut collection Attention Please Now (Autumn House Press) is reviewed (by me) in the October 2011 issue of The Short Review.
Matt Bell’s How They Were Found “Inspired, poetic, experimental collection of short fiction. Bell takes a vision of the real world and turns it inside out. Magical. Riveting.” Reviewed for The Short Review (November 2010)