My Canadian readers won’t be at all surprised to see I’m reviewing Bellevue Square by Michael Redhill because it won the richest literary prize in Canada back in November: the Giller Prize. I’ll be honest though, I had no intention of reading it until my book club chose it. I’m glad I did because first of all I like to see what all the fuss is about (I hate being left out of things), and secondly I really did like the book. It’s extremely well-written, and the plot was engaging enough that I’m excited to read the next book in the series. That being said, in the back of this book it states Bellevue Square is the first of a triptych ( which means essentially a collection of three) titled Modern Ghosts, so I’m unsure whether the next book will even include the same characters, but I’m intrigued either way…even if using the word ‘triptych’ seems a bit snobbish.
As for my video review, I hope I’ve cut down on my use of ‘ums’ in this one, although my brain is getting a mushier as my due date approaches. You’ll also notice I’ve completely given up on my making my hair look presentable, but whatever, at least it’s realistic.