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Sophie Splatt

Sophie Splatt

Sophie Splatt is a Melbourne-based editor and writer.

Sophie Splatt reviews 'The Amber Amulet' by Craig Silvey and 'Word Hunters' by Nick Earls and Terry Whidborne

November 2012, no. 346 24 October 2012
Craig Silvey’s The Amber Amulet is a deceptively simple tale that hides many classic themes within its layers. By night, twelve-year-old Liam McKenzie patrols Franklin Street in the guise of super-hero the Masked Avenger, aided (and sometimes hindered) by his sidekick, Richie the Powerbeagle. The prime belief underpinning the Masked Avenger’s doctrine is the enormous potential of dormant energ ... (read more)