Malek et Moi, d'Alain Beaulieu - Critique

Dans Malek et Moi, l’auteur Alain Beaulieu se met en scène comme le biographe impromptu d’une certaine Nadine Pilon, qui lui en aurait fait la requête par e-mail et dont le parcours extraordinaire risque d’être coupé court par la maladie….

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Deux dromadaires et un âne d'Alain J. Beaulieu - Critique

Quand une fleur épouse un géant, c’est que la vie est un conte de fées ! Une petite merveille découverte sur les étagères de la bibliothèque publique en cherchant le dernier roman d’Alain Beaulieu (sans « J. » !), Marek et moi. S’y…

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The Last Neanderthal by Claire Cameron - Review

Have you seen movie The Quest For Fire (1981)? It features a group of prehistoric humans trying to re-acquire fire after they lost it in a battle. Their language is rudimentary and they mostly act like beasts. Although the movie…

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Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen - Review

Every so often, one must read a Young-Adult novel. Especially when there is a cat lady involved, as well as a witty title. Besides, I couldn’t resist Optimists Die First‘s book cover, which is darn awesome, no pun intended. Okay,…

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Little Sister by Barbara Gowdy - Review

In France, where I grew up, Little Sister would be at home in my favourite genre: le fantastique. As Wikipedia describes it: “What is distinctive about the fantastique is the intrusion of supernatural phenomena into an otherwise realist narrative.” Fantastique…

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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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Everything was irrelevant except that I didn’t fit in, had never fit in, and it would be best if I didn’t fit in somewhere else. Recently, Lisa Genova introduced me to another kind of diverse literature; a literature in which…

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Book Review: The Bear by Claire Cameron

I was intrigued by The Bear by Claire Cameron as soon as I saw it on a bookstore shelf: a very simple book cover which features the silhouette of two young children contrasting with the huge title, written in awkward,…

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Le festin de Salomé d'Alain Beaulieu, Littérature Canadienne

Le festin de Salomé est un de ces romans bizarres et délicieux dans lesquels on peut totalement s’immerger et se laisser porter par le courant. Par son côté surréaliste, le roman est imprévisible. Ce serait se gâcher le plaisir et…

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