YMMV: The Harp in the South

  • Hilarious in Hindsight: A lot is said about how horrible Surry Hills is a place to live in and that the people who live there have a reputation and not much chance of getting a good job. Nowadays, Surry Hills is a rather expensive inner city area full of yuppies and art types.
  • Tear Jerker
    • This troper always cries when Roie looses her baby.
      • And then in the sequel when Roie dies in childbirth.
  • Values Dissonance: A lot of people accuse this novel of being rather racist in terms of its attitude towards Chinese and Australian Aborgines, but this is what it was like at the time.