Furore and disarray

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May 1994, no. 160

Mad Meg by Sally Morrison

WHA, $24.95 hb

Furore and disarray

by
May 1994, no. 160

Midway through Sally Morrison’s new novel, Mad Meg, I began to develop the scissor twitch, an almost overwhelming urge to cut it up and reassemble it into a new structure. Not quite the vandalism it suggests – I read Mad Meg in galley pages, which encourages scissorly desires. It is a vast, kaleidoscopic novel, which opens with a wonderful mischievous energy, full of surprises and pleasures, and laconic wit. Yet it begins to teeter midway and, in my view, ends in unnecessary disarray. Hence the twitch.

Helen Daniel reviews 'Mad Meg' by Sally Morrison

Mad Meg

by Sally Morrison

WHA, $24.95 hb

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