Sunday, 17 January 2010

Review of Romancing the Dead - Kobus Moolman

With the appetite of a new razor blade, Gary Cummiskey’s latest collection Romancing the Dead (Tearoom Books, Durban), slices through pretence and politeness. It is tough writing. It is uncomfortable. In your face. Tough and uncomfortable and in your face the way Lesego Rampolokeng is, or Cormac McCarthy, in his early novels – Child of God and Outer Dark. But unlike these two authors, Cummiskey’s eye and ear are far too world-wise (and weary) to take themselves very seriously...Read more here

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