Five-Finger Exercise with Doctors and Insects. "A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies" by John Murray. [review]
Australian Book Review
Murray knows what he’s doing with the short story form. Hardly a wrong note is sounded or tentative step taken in 274 pages. This is an assured début. Murray is of the ‘epiphanic’ school of short story writers who leave a narrative dangling at a moment when the protagonist has reached an understanding about himself, or his past, or the world. Often, this comes about after some meditation on the past, the evocation of a memory or, most typically, in the feeling of loss when thinking about the past.
Australian, Book Reviews, Publishing, medical doctor, Hippocratic oath, India, Raymond Carver, James Joyce, Jose Borghino
Borghino, Jose 2003. Five-Finger Exercise with Doctors and Insects. Review of "A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies" by John Murray. 'Australian Book Review', No 255, October, 44.