Category: Literary Fiction.

Book Review: Other People’s Children by R.J. Hoffmann

Book Review: Other People’s Children by R.J. Hoffmann

I’ll admit to requesting this book because of the title alone: Other People’s Children by R.J. Hoffmann seemed liked the type of catty novel that describes the judgements we make about how people raise their kids ( we all do it!). So imagine my surprise...
Book Review: Charity by Keath Fraser

Book Review: Charity by Keath Fraser

Even though Charity by Keath Fraser is only a novella (114 pages in length), it felt more like a novel, diving into a multitude of topics; drugs, body image, parental responsibility, ageism. Summaries of a few different people’s lives are included, but much of...
Book Review: The Good Son by Carolyn Huizinga Mills

Book Review: The Good Son by Carolyn Huizinga Mills

This book surprised me. Based on its cover, and its publisher (Cormorant Books), I was expecting a very literary novel, something with drawn out descriptions and hidden meanings, usually a bit slower in pace. Instead, I found a page-turner of a novel in The Good Son...
Book Review: Happy Hour by Marlowe Granados

Book Review: Happy Hour by Marlowe Granados

Have you ever had the experience of reading a book, looking at a piece of art, or even watching a movie and feeling like you are much ‘cooler/hip’ for having taken it in? After reading Happy Hour by Marlowe Granados, I feel as though I’m on the...
Book Review: Arborescent by Marc Herman Lynch

Book Review: Arborescent by Marc Herman Lynch

One of my upcoming segments for radio is a focus on debut authors from independent presses in Canada, because the Simon and Schuster acquisition by Penguin Random House is a scary one for many Canadians. Although it won’t be all bad for the reader, it will...
Book Review: Girl by Edna O’Brien

Book Review: Girl by Edna O’Brien

A few months ago I reviewed a book on this blog that raised the question; why read a book when you know it is going to be disturbing? Because I am a paid book critic, I consider it my duty to read all kind of stories, even when they don’t appeal to me. The...