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Title: Mixed Results in the South Seas. "Quiros", by John Toohey. [review]
Authors: Rivers, Bronwyn
Keywords: Australian
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Issue Date: Aug-2002
Publisher: Australian Book Review
Citation: Rivers, Bronwyn 2002. Mixed Results in the South Seas. Review of "Quiros" by John Toohey. 'Australian Book Review', No 243, August, 63.
Series/Report no.: No 243
Abstract: John Toohey’s "Quiros" is set during the seventeenth-century search for the Great South Land. Toohey negotiates the pitfalls of his genre with mixed success. The situation he explores is intriguing: men grouped in a confined place on a dangerous voyage to an uncertain destination. He sets up the various psychological dramas in a promising fashion, and gives his story the immediacy of a first-person narrator. However, various interesting possibilities are not fully explored. Perhaps the problem is a sense of uncertainty about the novel’s precise generic location, whether it is primarily a psychological drama or an adventure tale.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/1684
ISSN: 0155-2864
Appears in Collections:No 243 - August 2002

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