t. 96, Michael Botur, True? Short Stories

True? Short Stories by Michael Botur Whangarei: Michael Botur (2018) RRP: $25. Pb, 309pp. Available from Amazon ISBN: 9781721058129 Reviewed by Liz Breslin ‘ ‘Truth, Dare or Promise?’ asks an app in one of the sixteen short stories in Michael Botur’s fifth collection. The collection’s preface, from Dostoevsky’s Notes from the Underground, reads: ‘A true

t. 93, Michael Botur, Lowlife

Lowlife, Short Stories by  Michael Botur. available from Amazon.com and www.NZShortStories.com RRP: $24.99. Pb, 250pp. ISBN: 13: 9781547018598. Reviewed by Jeremy Roberts. Lowlife is a collection of sixteen funny, edgy short stories from Mike Botur that can be taken as a ‘tip of the hat’ to the strugglers and ‘losers’ of our society. That is not to

Michael Botur

Michael Botur’s mind was fashioned by his formative years in Hillmorton, Christchurch. He now lives in Whangarei. Botur is author of three short story collections and three novels which publishers have rejected. Fingers crossed for the fourth novel. “Dreams can provide extremely strong emotions to draw on for creative writing. Some which can inspire excellent

Michael Botur – Spitshine

Spitshine by Michael Botur Charleston, South Carolina CreateSpace (2015). Available from Amazon.com NZ$10.28 exc. shipping. Pb, 194pp. ISBN: 9781508840206. Reviewed by Patricia Prime.   Spitshine is the third fiction collection from New Zealand writer Michael Botur. Botur works as a casual journalist and copywriter and his work has been published in a variety of newspapers. His

t. 96, REVIEWS AUGUST, 2019

               WELCOME to the t. 96 REVIEWS, August 2019 Michael Botur, True? Stories. Reviewed by Liz Breslin Tony Chapelle, A Distant Belonging. Reviewed by Patricia Prime  Gavin Hipkins, The Domain. Reviewed by Andrew Paul Wood Peter Hoar, The World’s Din: Listening to Records, Radio, and Films in New Zealand,