I savoured “Sprawl” over lunch breaks, dipping into it when I had time to spare. With a loose focus on urban fantasy and horror, each story in the collection comes from a unique place throughout the Australian urban landscape, evoking the suburbs and cities in all their variety; from the quiet country town to the busy inner city suburbs.
With a contemporary Australian outlook, Sprawl revealed glimpses of myth, horror and fantasy tales tucked into the corners of urban life. There was a unique sense of character and location arising from an environment that shelters people of many different cultures, all striving to find their own way of belonging.
(reviewed 6 months after purchase)