In The Spotlight: Kirsten McDougall’s She’s a Killer Posted on 11 October 202210 October 2022 by Margot Kinberg Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
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Well, this one has leapt into the lead – it sounds delightfully strange but with a solid theme running through it. It’s interesting how often New Zealand and Australia turn up in speculative fiction as the last refuge after disaster – On the Beach, The Chrysalids, and so on. I’ll wait to see what the other shortlisted books sound like, but they’ve now got a target to beat!
That’s a good way to put it, FictionFan. It is strange, so it’s best to let go of your disbelief and some expectations. Alice is a really interesting character; she has sociopathic tendencies, but at the same time, she’s human enough that I think a person can relate to her – especially to some of the comments she has about the world and the people in it. You’re right, too, that there are a lot of speculative fiction novels out of Australia and New Zealand; I hadn’t thought of that, but it’s quite true. Hmm…. ‘food for thought’ for which thanks. If you do read She’s a killer, I hope you’ll enjoy it!
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Margot, probably not one for me thanks. Just doesn’t have much appeal if I’m honest.
No worries, Col. No book is going to tick the boxes for everyone! And now you can smugly say that you haven’t added to the TBR pile.