Book Review: Dual Citizens by Alix Ohlin

Book Review: Dual Citizens by Alix Ohlin

Did you watch the Giller awards on Monday night? I was glued to the television screen, strangely nervous to see who the winner of Canada’s biggest book prize would be. As you no doubt realized already, Dual Citizens by Alix Ohlin did not win, but I really...
Book Review: Reproduction by Ian Williams

Book Review: Reproduction by Ian Williams

Reproduction by Ian Williams, winner of the 2019 Giller Prize is a quirky read. Aside from this book being PAINFULLY LONG, I enjoyed it. It plays with lots of things: format, timelines, even phrasing. That being said, I’m a reader who doesn’t like...
Book Review: Alice & Oliver by Charles Bock

Book Review: Alice & Oliver by Charles Bock

Ok, prepare yourself; this is a heart-wrenching read. Not this review (hopefully!) but this book: Alice & Oliver by Charles Bock. I must have been feeling particularly masochistic when I read the blurb in the publisher’s catalogue and requested it anyway....
Book Review: Once More With Feeling by Meira Cook

Book Review: Once More With Feeling by Meira Cook

When I comment on other people’s book blogs, I frequently find myself saying similar things; in particular, I frequently admit that I love a good book that deals with nothing at all (like the literary version of Seinfeld). People’s mundane lives, the...
Book Review: Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

Book Review: Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

I didn’t realize this until half way through, but this is the second book I’ve read by Diane Setterfield. The first book I’ve read of hers is called Bellman & Black, which I read back in 2014 but didn’t write a review for (according to my...