Category: Humour.

Book Review: The Beguiling by Zsuzsi Gartner

Book Review: The Beguiling by Zsuzsi Gartner

The Canlit community is abuzz over Zsuzsi Gartner’s debut novel, The Beguiling. Despite this being her first novel, Gartner is a well-established pillar of the Canadian writing community. She’s been shortlisted for a Scotiabank Giller Prize for her short...
Book Review: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

Book Review: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

Is my reading palette less refined for loving a bestselling book? Should I be embarrassed that I easily jump on book bandwagons with the rest of the world? Maybe some fellow book critics see it that way, but I certainly don’t. Good books sell well because they...
Book Review: The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires

Book Review: The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires

Do you have to be in a book club to enjoy this book? Absolutely not! Will you enjoy this book if you can find humour in just about any situation? That would be a resounding ‘yes’! Humour and horror mix strangely well together, and when you throw in a bunch...
Book Review: Indians on Vacation by Thomas King

Book Review: Indians on Vacation by Thomas King

This is the first book I’ve read by Thomas King, a well-respected American-Canadian Indigenous author who has won numerous awards in Canada for his writing, often focusing on issues facing First Nations people. Aside from his admirable reputation, he lives in my...
Book Review: The Union of Smokers by Paddy Scott

Book Review: The Union of Smokers by Paddy Scott

I’m always excited to announce a book review from a new (to me) publisher. Invisible Publishing is wholly Canadian, and based on this first offering of theirs that I’ve read, it’s a small press you should pay attention to and support with your...
Book Review: The Whisper Network by Chandler Baker

Book Review: The Whisper Network by Chandler Baker

This is a deliciously naughty novel. Whisper Network by Chandler Baker is about a large sports agency with a robust legal team, and the office politics that go on inside its glass tower of prestige. I’d be lying if I said this book didn’t make me miss...