Tag Archives: Helen Garner

untermenschen baby

The horrors within Joe Cinque’s Consolation and Killing for Pleasure are not the crimes of individuals with jobs, or decent schooling, or much to hope for, or even much to do. The perpetrators, accomplices, victims and witnesses of the crimes … Continue reading

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no real consolation

Some years ago I read Helen Garner’s extraordinary book Joe Cinque’s Consolation.  In that book a middle class girl murders her boyfriend, Joe Cinque, in a Canberra flat by injecting him with heroin after sedating him with rohypnol. The book … Continue reading

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