Honestly: Notes on Life by Nikki Gemmell

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February 2013, no. 348
Gillian Dooley reviews 'Honestly: Notes on Life' by Nikki Gemmell

Honestly: Notes on Life

by Nikki Gemmell

Fourth Estate, $19.99 pb, 221 pp, 9780732295899

Honestly: Notes on Life by Nikki Gemmell

Reviewed by
February 2013, no. 348

The skills involved in writing successful novels are rather different from those needed for a weekly newspaper column. In a column, a thousand words must engage the reader, week in week out, whether or not the writer has anything urgent to say. A short deadline is less forgiving, allowing scant time for polishing and self-editing. On the other hand, stylistic idiosyncrasies that might become tiresomely repetitive in a longer format can be indulged, even encouraged – part of the charm.

Gillian Dooley reviews 'Honestly: Notes on Life' by Nikki Gemmell

Honestly: Notes on Life

by Nikki Gemmell

Fourth Estate, $19.99 pb, 221 pp, 9780732295899

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