Getting to the Point

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April 2003, no. 250
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The Point by Marion Halligan

Allen & Unwin, $29.95 pb, 336 pp

Getting to the Point

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April 2003, no. 250

Marion Halligan’s latest novel should be a success. It is a continuation and concentration of themes, characters, and settings that have consistently engaged her in a considerable body of work. The Point is full of Halligan favourites: food, art, love, literature, hubris, Canberra, Séverac, and the Spensers. It is a novel with currency, exploring the IT industry, the business of food, and the perceived distance between those with and those without. Halligan has a reputation as an intense and original writer, but The Point is a disappointing novel.

Carolyn Tétaz reviews 'The Point' by Marion Halligan

The Point

by Marion Halligan

Allen & Unwin, $29.95 pb, 336 pp

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