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Reviewing Mansfield & Me



I’ve got a few reviews lately, and I’m going to head over and update my reviews page. One of my favourites is in the Overland Journal, by Michalia Arathimos.

“In Mansfield and Me you will find many pretty things: landscapes and flowers and historical literary figures. You will also find birth, sex, blood, rock and punk, artistic rejection, motherhood and mercilessly real depictions of relationships.”

Adrian Kinnaird also reviewed M&M on his NZ comics blog, From Earth’s End. 

“It’s a remarkable ode to creativity and a personal journey to achieving one’s ambitions. If you love great memoirs and want to experience one that’s a bit unconventional but highly entertaining, this is the one for you.”

And here’s one by Melinda Johnston, over on The Spinoff.

“The struggle to find a place in the world, to reconcile sexual identity, and to find a working balance between ambition and everyday reality are all successfully realised.”

Like I say, nice reviews, no declarations of my genius, dammit, but I suppose there’s always the next book. Or else I can recognise my desire for validation as a sick addiction that I have to let go of!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. 14/02/2017 12:45 pm

    The g-word is overrated and overstated, albeit not so much for women (:(). But well done; ‘a remarkable ode to creativity’ sounds pretty good to me.

    • Sarah Laing permalink*
      14/02/2017 6:04 pm

      Agreed! I’m pretty pleased actually! I would be a bit suspicious if anyone did actually use the g word

  2. SarahPritcnett permalink
    14/02/2017 12:51 pm

    Well I think you are a creative genius and am so pleased you have introduced me, via Mansfield and Me, to graphic novels. I now have a slight addiction to them…

    • Sarah Laing permalink*
      14/02/2017 6:03 pm

      Haha thank you! So pleased I could be a gateway drug!

  3. daveyone1 permalink
    15/02/2017 5:30 am

    Reblogged this on World4Justice : NOW! Lobby Forum..

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