Category: Literary Fiction.

Book Review: Vladimir by Julia May Jonas

Book Review: Vladimir by Julia May Jonas

When I saw the cover of this book I was intrigued (and mildly grossed out?), but when I read the description of it, and the promise of sex scandals with professors on campus, I thought – sounds spicy! Perfect for this time of year when everything is melting,...
Book Review: Manikanetish by Naomi Fontaine

Book Review: Manikanetish by Naomi Fontaine

I seem to have great luck with the translated books that I read, and that success is mostly due to the careful eye of the editors at the Arachnide imprint from Canadian press House of Anansi. They regularly choose the best and the brightest when it comes to translated...
Book Review: Hot Stew by Fiona Mozley

Book Review: Hot Stew by Fiona Mozley

Does a book called “Hot Stew” all about a crowded neighborhood kind of give you the willies? Normally I’d say ‘me too’, but because I’ve spent the last two years avoiding people, Hot Stew by Fiona Mozley sounded like something I...
Book Review: The Troupers by Richard Scarsbrook

Book Review: The Troupers by Richard Scarsbrook

Classic films and television have never been an interest of mine; perhaps it’s because I don’t have time to watch much these days, the thought of sitting down to something produced decades ago never held much appeal, but knowledge of films from the 40s,...
Book Review: Assembly by Natasha Brown

Book Review: Assembly by Natasha Brown

This slim little novel piqued my interest when I saw a short description of it in a catalogue. It touches upon race, class, gender, and the existential dread that millennials in particular seem to dwell upon, (what does it all mean? etc.) made even worse by the...
Book Review: Even So by Lauren B. Davis

Book Review: Even So by Lauren B. Davis

What’s the difference between a good and bad person? What makes a person selfish? Can regularly volunteering at a food bank cancel out the sins of cheating on a partner? Even So by Lauren B. Davis asks all these questions, and although not all of them are...