Company Town by Madeline Ashby - Canadian SciFi - Review

Company Town‘s gorgeous cover caught my attention two years before the book was even released (says GoodReads). It beautifully represents the book, which takes place in a near-future town-size oil rig off the shores of Newfoundland. After a fire which…

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Bad Things Happen by Kris Bertin - Review

After a moment, all he managed to say was bad things happen. It meant nothing to me, but he seemed to be satisfied with it, like that explained everything. Picture FML raised to the literary level: this is Bad Things…

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Creatures of the Rock by Andrew Peacock - review

Recently, memoirs have been all I wanted to read. After reading A Mother’s Reckoning by Sue Klebold, the mother of a teenaged mass-shooting perpetrator, and The Education of Augie Merasty, a residential school memoir, I decided for something a bit…

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Believing Cedric by Mark Lavorato - CanLit

Cedric is so insignificant that he doesn’t get to be the main character of his own life. When this nondescript middle-age man sees himself traveling in time to notable events of his past, he can’t get anyone to acknowledge the…

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Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia - review

My first encounter with Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s writing was her short story collection This Strange Way of Dying. At the time, I was very impressed with the vivid atmosphere she was able to create: something dark and magical, fascinating yet creepy….

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The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood is probably the best-loved writer in Canada, the one you cannot fail to read if you’re serious about becoming a true Canadian bookworm. Like me. Six years after landing in the country, I couldn’t delay it any further…

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Once upon a time, a bookworm was born

I usually don’t blog about my life but this article–the first post on this blog for ten months!–will be an exception. If you’re already feeling a yawn (or an eye roll) coming, please jump into the review of The Heart Goes Last by…

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Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis - Review - CanLit

Did you love Animal Farm by George Orwell? Then Fifteen Dogs is for you. This new novel by André Alexis, shortlisted for the Giller Prize 2015, features a group of pet dogs who are suddenly given human intelligence. Greek gods…

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The Affinities by Robert Charles Wilson - Review - Science-Fiction

The Affinities in a nutshell? Divergent targeted to adult readers. Both books are based on the idea that humanity is encompassed in a finite number of personality profiles and therefore can be sorted into trait-based communities. In our modern world…

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