The Tower Mill by James Moloney

Reviewed by
December 2012–January 2013, no. 347
Sky Kirkham reviews 'The Tower Mill' by James Moloney

The Tower Mill

by James Moloney

University of Queensland Press, $29.95 pb, 302 pp, 9780702249327

The Tower Mill by James Moloney

Reviewed by
December 2012–January 2013, no. 347

A good novel can use personal drama to humanise history. A small story becomes powerful because of the ideas it represents, and the political, removed from the realm of theory and made concrete, has a tangible impact that can foster empathy and understanding. When done poorly, as it is here, the reverse occurs and the large concepts are reduced, lessened into triviality by the hollowness of the tale.

Sky Kirkham reviews 'The Tower Mill' by James Moloney

The Tower Mill

by James Moloney

University of Queensland Press, $29.95 pb, 302 pp, 9780702249327

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