2018 – little gods – jenny ackland

Have you ever wanted to adopt a character from a book? The thought never occurred to me until I read Jenny Ackland’s latest novel, Little Gods. Once you’ve met twelve-year-old Olive Lovelock, the novel’s narrator, you might just feel the same way.

But too bad. She’s all mine.

I was lucky enough to review Little Gods over at Newtown Review of Books last month. Here’s a little of what I had to say:

Jenny Ackland’s first novel, The Secret Son, was a tale of men and war and Australia that sprawled across generations and continents. In contrast, Little Gods takes place on a smaller scale. But don’t let this quiet novel catch you unprepared: Little Gods might just crush your heart.

…Don’t say I didn’t warn you, okay? Click here to take a look at the rest of my review.

As always, my thanks to Jean and Linda for publishing my thoughts and generally putting up with me.