Review: Andrew Roff's short stories trace dark undercurrents in debut collection, The Teeth of a Slow Machine

Jasper Lindell
By Jasper Lindell
April 8 2022 - 2:00pm
Andrew Roff, whose short story collection is technically accomplished. Picture: Supplied
  • The Teeth of a Slow Machine by Andrew Roff. Wakefield Press. 216pp. $29.95.

There is an accumulating strangeness about contemporary living. Inconsistencies and absurdities seem to swirl around us. Writing about them can come off forced, as if we don't even believe our modern predicament when it is reflected back to us.


Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.