Book Review: Actress by Anne Enright

Book Review: Actress by Anne Enright

It’s hard to imagine what it would feel like to have a famous parent. I’m sure there are numerous accounts online that I could dig into, but I’d much rather read a fictional account of it; it feels less like voyeurism and more like personal...
Book Review: The Waiting Hours by Shandi Mitchell

Book Review: The Waiting Hours by Shandi Mitchell

There’s always a few jobs out there that one knows for certain they could never handle. Personally, I could never be a teacher because I can barely manage my own two children and I find all their questions annoying (sorry not sorry). But for some reason the...
Book Review: Lampedusa by Steven Price

Book Review: Lampedusa by Steven Price

Dear reader; I wanted so much to like Lampedusa by Steven Price. At the time I’m writing this, it was announced as a shortlist contender for the Giller Prize, and because so many people in Canada are forming their reading lists based on this prize alone, I may...
Book Review: Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay

Book Review: Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay

I read Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay in a place far far away from any kind of elevator. I was staying in a cabin in Northern Ontario, dodging mosquitoes but blissfully distant from any and all high rises. Barclay’s name is well known to me, as I’ve read previous...
Book Review: The Last Neanderthal by Claire Cameron

Book Review: The Last Neanderthal by Claire Cameron

The Last Neanderthal by Claire Cameron is a unique sort of book; one of the two narratives it includes is told from the perspective of a Neanderthal, someone who doesn’t have developed language capabilities or a significant matter of reference that is relatable to us...