2018 – the lucky galah – tracy sorensen

Linda and Jean from Newtown Review of Books were kind enough to invite me to review The Lucky Galah – the debut novel by writer, filmmaker, academic…and fellow Newtown Review critic, Tracy Sorensen. The moment I found out it’s set in the Sixties and narrated by a galah called Lucky, who receives the thoughts of people in the town via a local satellite dish, I was sold.

…Did I mention it’s literally narrated by a galah? Because it is, and it’s genius. Also, she likes books:

The galah is an intelligent animal, despite its reputation as a clown and lightweight. A captive galah needs constant activity if it is not to decline into depression. Tearing up books, page by page, is a mental, physical and spiritual workout for me; as good as any gym, yoga class or university.

You can read my review right here, if you like. Or just take my word for it and nab yourself a copy from your nearest bookshop or library. Your to read pile will thank you.

Huge thanks to NRB’s extraordinary editors, Jean and Linda, for wrangling my wayward words into shape!

Author: Michelle

Reader, writer, wannabe. Literary critic (with training wheels on). Blogging my way through the 20th century's classic novels in chronological order.

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