Book Review: If I Had Two Wings by Randall Kenan

If I Had Two Wings - Randall Kenan (W.W. Norton & Company, 2020) I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. This title is on sale 3 August 2020. This is a strange and somewhat surreal collection of… Continue reading Book Review: If I Had Two Wings by Randall Kenan

What I Read – February 2020

Read: The Fat Woman Next Door is Pregnant - Michel Tremblay (Talonbooks, 2008) The No-Cry Sleep Solution - Elizabeth Pantley (McGraw-Hill, 2020) Bleak House - Charles Dickens (W.W. Norton & Company, 1977) The Man in the High Castle - Philip K. Dick (Mariner Books, 2011) The Man Who Saw Everything - Deborah Levy (Hamish Hamilton,… Continue reading What I Read – February 2020

Book Review: Bleak House by Charles Dickens

Bleak House - Charles Dickens (W.W. Norton & Co, 1977) A 500+ page book with a focus on an obscure aspect of 19th century British law doesn't exactly sound gripping and yet Dickens brings it all to life in a story filled with humour and emotion. In many ways, all of Dickens' best elements are… Continue reading Book Review: Bleak House by Charles Dickens

Book Review: No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod

I was surprised to realize that No Great Mischief is Alistair MacLeod's only novel. He's a well-known name in Canadian literature but his reputation comes largely from his short stories. In his novel he displays the same careful prose - each word chosen with deliberation and intent. Like the rest of his writing, No Great… Continue reading Book Review: No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod

What I Read – December 2015

No Great Mischief - Alistair MacLeod (W.W. Norton & Company, 2000) The Omnivore's Dilemma - Michael Pollan (Penguin Books, 2006) ...however we choose to feed ourselves, we eat by the grace of nature, not industry, and what we're eating is never anything more or less than the body of the world. Ru - Kim Thúy… Continue reading What I Read – December 2015