Book Review: The End We Start From by Megan Hunter

I wasn't sure about reading this short novella, about a woman who has a baby as London is flooded and she is forced to flee her home, while at home with my own newborn baby. The good news is the book is not disturbing or upsetting. The bad news is it's not much of anything.… Continue reading Book Review: The End We Start From by Megan Hunter

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Book Review: The Bellman by Heidi Barnes

So many questions are raised by this story of a young man - Stanley - who sets out from his small town and takes the first job offered to him. Why does he only go the next (also small) town? Why does he expect finding work to be so easy? Why is this story even… Continue reading Book Review: The Bellman by Heidi Barnes

Book Review: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

Reading a book that you end up not enjoying is disappointing enough but it feels extra disappointing when you're able to see the possibilities of how good that book could have been. The God of Small Things was that kind of read for me. The story follows twin brother and sister, Estha and Rahel, and… Continue reading Book Review: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

Book Review: The Bishop’s Man by Linden MacIntyre

I really disliked this book. It surprised me how much I disliked this book. And then it surprised me to remember that this book is a Giller prize winner*, an award that is highly respected within Canada. I'm not surprised that a book I don't like won the Giller prize because literary enjoyment can be… Continue reading Book Review: The Bishop’s Man by Linden MacIntyre