Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol 6, No. 5. May 5, 1943
If one declines to consider this wolf in Penguin's clothing as a glorified "slum-annual" and disapproves of the "Bulletin"—which called it that—in any case, it is difficult to know what to do. Perhaps it would be better to do nothing; to wait for the next, and the next, and so on, until a tradition has been built and there was real ground for criticism. But the reviewer cannot do this. He must break in where angels would keep out.
There are high spots, but there are more shadows; there is novelty, but a surfeit of slavish imitation; there is clarity and beauty, but there is a morass of bad expression. To cap it all there is an inexcusable amount of sheer botchy writing.