A short review of “The Narrow Road to the Deep North”, by Richard Flanagan.


This is a long book. At first glance it appears to be based on the life of Sir Weary Dunlop, and it is written in a formal style, even slightly academic. Its title is taken from a 17th century haibun, a Japanese literary form, which synthesises haiku and prose. The range of haibun is broad and frequently … Continue reading A short review of “The Narrow Road to the Deep North”, by Richard Flanagan.