Australian review of Red Spikes
Oh, OK, here's the main thrust of it:
There are no instant classics in this line-up but there are memorable offerings and a fine cumulative effect. What the stories lack in strongly developed plots they make up for with close observation, stylish signature flourishes and downright charm. Most important, the reader comes away from Red Spikes knowing that Lanagan, like every really good writer, is set on shaking the storytelling tree.Yes, and I'm hoping that the next thing to fall from the tree will be about bunya-nut size.
(Photo by Cat Sparks.)