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The Last Days of Kali Yuga by Paul Haines
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Oct 30, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: anthologies-collections, aurealis-awards-2011, read-2011
Read on October 30, 2011

Katharine is a judge for the Aurealis Awards. This review is the personal opinion of Katharine herself, and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of any judging panel, the judging coordinator or the Aurealis Awards management team.

To be safe, I won't be recording my review here until after the AA are over.

Very well written, cohesive and always to a high level of skill throughout the collection. There was one typo that I found, and the cover was decent enough.

However, I didn’t read one or two stories for the excessive (pointless) swearing, and got a bit sick of the constant drugs and sex - it would have been good to see a variety, to make the use of shock detail to resonate further. Most of the stories were reprints though, so singularly they would have had the desired impact.

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