Amanda McLeod is a Canberra-based author and artist, with several short fiction works published in print and online. Find her on Twitter @AmandaMWrites.
Book Review / The Octopus and I by Erin HortleApril 28, 2020
‘The sparkling imagery and complex, nuanced characters linger long past the last pages.’ – Amanda McLeod reviews The Octopus and I by Erin Hortle
Book Review / Australia Day by Melanie Cheng
“Despite the diversity of characters in this collection, each story shares a common thread: people experiencing a sense of displacement who are searching for belonging. However, as Cheng astutely observes through each tale, that sense of belonging can prove elusive in the complexity of contemporary Australia.” – Amanda McLeod reviews Australia Day by Melanie Cheng
Book Review / The Traitor and the Thief by Gareth Ward
“The story is set in an alternate Victorian London, and the steampunk elements are woven beautifully into the narrative…”
Amanda McLeod reviews the action-packed YA novel The Traitor and the Thief by Gareth Ward.
Book Review / The Book of Ordinary People by Claire Varley
“Varley has experience working in migrant and refugee communities, and in violence prevention initiatives, which lends her fiction an authentic voice and genuine gravitas.”
Amanda Mcleod reviews The Book of Ordinary People, a snapshot of present-day multiculteral Australia.
Book Review / The Passengers by Eleanor Limprecht
“Limprecht’s research shines through in the rich detail that brings Sarah’s journey to life. Her recreation of wartime Sydney is vibrant, perfectly capturing the blend of excitement and uncertainty in that era.”
Amanda McLeod reviews The Passengers by Eleanor Limprecht, an immersive novel about life in early Sydney.