Ron Elliott: Now Showing

Ron Elliott: Now Showing

Now Showing

by Ron Elliott

Fremantle Press, $29.99 pb, 361 pp, 9781922089243

‘If you don’t like movies, I’m not sure you will like these stories.’ So warns Ron Elliott in his introduction to Now Showing, after having explained that the five stories in this collection are unproduced screenplays repurposed as novellas. It may be useful to clarify Elliott’s warning: unless you are a cinéaste who appreciates screenplay structure and enjoys seeing new variations on the same old Hollywood themes, you may find these stories lacking.

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Published in June 2013 no. 352
Samuel Williams

Samuel Williams

Samuel Williams is an emerging writer currently undertaking a Creative Writing Honours thesis on contemporary Australian short-story cycles at Flinders University. His short fiction has appeared in various publications, including Voiceworks and dB magazine. He works at Mostly Books, a small independent bookstore, where he facilitates a young writers’ group.

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