I’ve read the chapter pertaining to the Parrish Plessis series in Apocalypse in Australian Fiction and Film by Dr Roslyn Weaver.
The second reason, is that it’s absolutely fascinating to have your fiction broken down and examined in the light of such a theory. I was staggered by the number of apocalyptic metaphors I’d use. For each example I’d chosen consciously there was another that had slipped in under my radar. Just goes to show how much writing is conducted at the subconscious level.
I won’t spoil the book by telling you her conclusions, but if you’re a true fan of texts like Mad Max and Nylon Angel – this book will of great interest to you. Dr Weaver has a direct and clear style which makes it one of the best academic texts I’ve ever read.
Now I’m over my excitement about seeing my books in there, I’m off to read it from beginning to end.