Book Review: The Dishwasher by Stephane Larue

Book Review: The Dishwasher by Stephane Larue

As I write this review, The Dishwasher by Stephane Laure, translated from the French by Pablo Strauss was named winner of the Amazon Canada First Novel Award just a few days ago. A prize devoted to first-time novelists only, it’s a highly-coveted way of...
Book Review: Here I Am! by Pauline Holdstock

Book Review: Here I Am! by Pauline Holdstock

Some may cringe at the thought of reading a book written in the voice of a six-year-old, but once you get past the simplistic dialogue and extraneous words, the story behind the boy is a spectacular one. For those who read Room by Emma Donoghue and enjoyed it,...
Book Review: Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann

Book Review: Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann

This review has been a long time coming. Not because I’ve put off writing it, but because it took me so bloody long to read this book: two whole months which is definitely a record for me. At 988 pages, many of those pages including just one long run-on...
Book Review: Dream Sequence by Adam Foulds

Book Review: Dream Sequence by Adam Foulds

Dream Sequence by Adam Foulds is a little gem of a novel. Short, beautifully written, engaging characters and an exciting ending; what else could a reader ask for? There are two main characters; Kristin is an attractive young woman who’s just gotten a divorce...