Book Review: The Porpoise by Mark Haddon

The Porpoise - Mark Haddon (Bond Street Books, 2019) The Porpoise is a re-telling of Shakespeare's play Pericles, Prince of Tyre, which is a re-telling of the story of Apollonius, which is a story told by many writers and oral story-tellers going back at least as far as John Gower in 1393. This, at least,… Continue reading Book Review: The Porpoise by Mark Haddon

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What I Read – July 2019

READ: Say Say Say - Lila Savage (Alfred A. Knopf, 2019) Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead - Olga Tokarczuk (Riverhead Books, 2019) (translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones) Reproduction - Ian Williams (Random House Canada, 2019) The Porpoise - Mark Haddon (Bond Street Books, 2019) Watermark - Christy Ann Conlin… Continue reading What I Read – July 2019

What I Read – April 2019

Read: The Lesser Bohemians - Eimear McBride (McClelland & Stewart, 2016) The Night Tiger - Yangsze Choo (Flatiron Books, 2019) Ordinary People - Diana Evans (Bond Street Books, 2018) The Incendiaries - R.O. Kwon (Riverhead Books, 2018) Leaving the Witness - Amber Scorah (Viking, 2019) The Woo Woo - Lindsay Wong (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2018)… Continue reading What I Read – April 2019

Book Review: Ordinary People by Diana Evans

Ordinary People - Diana Evans (Bond Street Books, 2018) The wondering had increased, until she had announced to the midwife that she wanted a VBAC, the term referring to the category of women who are stupid enough to try it again the natural way, to return to the vagina, to risk the rupturing of the… Continue reading Book Review: Ordinary People by Diana Evans

Book Review – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

Harold Fry goes down the street to mail a letter and ends of walking across England. This is the basic plot of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (Bond Street Books, 2012) and it has many of the hallmarks of a classic hero quest. Harold is a decent guy, recently retired, married to Maureen, father… Continue reading Book Review – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce