In Moonland by Miles Allinson – Book Review

Jim, to the detriment of his wife and daughter, becomes obsessed with his father who died when he was a teenager. He knew little of his father and decides he needs to track down those who knew him to find out how he lived and why he died.

The book starts slow, a man wanting information, and as it picks up, it gets strange. It’s told in four sections, each revealing different perspectives and events. It’s a very odd book which I enjoyed reading and read very quickly, but when I finished, I struggled to understand what it all even was. Yet… I quite loved it. Sometimes, a novel doesn’t need resolution or even story to be enjoyable. Clearly, I’m not the only one to feel this way, as In Moonland was awarded The Age Book of the Year 2022.

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