Thursday, May 2 2013
This is an often dazzling, promising start from a gifted young writer who may go places if he just tempers a bit of his flashiness and makes his characters more likable.
Thursday, October 27 2011
Huraki Murakami is stretching himself to create a sort of hybrid between his humourous and off-beat slipstream novels and the aching and yearning of romance that permeates his more mainstream stuff.
Monday, May 30 2011
Alone in the Classroom is a stirring, majestic tale that is ultimately about small towns in Canada and the many layered secrets that they harbour.
Tuesday, May 10 2011
Funeral for a Dog is a meditative look at male-female relationships that tries to plumb deep, but stays splashing at the surface.
Thursday, March 17 2011
Spooner is a bit of an odd book in that it combines humour and tragedy, often in the same breath, which is an uneasy combination.
Tuesday, February 8 2011
The Weekend is a light and superficial novel that side-steps the core issues of the subject matter, terrorism, leaving readers feeling still hungry after eating a full-course meal.
Wednesday, January 12 2011
World and Town offers a bit of a microcosm of small town life and how it reacts to the transgressions of the rest of the world upon it.
Tuesday, September 28 2010
Mr. Peanut never truly takes off: it merely stays mired in the failings of marriage without anything resembling an in-depth look at why some people are so unhappy in their unions.