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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The Unfinished Child by Theresa Shea - Book Review - CanLit

There’s nothing as terrifying as being told your newborn “will be sick a good deal and require special medical and nursing care, which cannot be given at home.” This is what Margaret Harrington from The Unfinished Child was told after…

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Daydreams of Angels by Heather O'Neill - Review - CanLit

Daydreams of Angels is a little piece of magic. It brought me back to the same feelings I had in my childhood while reading Alice in Wonderland or The Wizard of Oz. These books immersed me in a world of wonders,…

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