Getting to the Point. "The Point" by Marion Halligan. [review]
Marion Halligan's latest novel should be a success. It is a continuation and concentration of themes, characters and settings that have consistently engaged her in a considerable body of work. "The Point" is full of Halligan favourites: food, art, love, literature, hubris, Canberra, Séverac and the Spensers. It is a novel with currency, exploring the IT industry, the business of food and the perceived distance between those with and those without. Halligan has a reputation as an intense and original writer, but "The Point" is a disappointing novel.