Monthly Archives: December 2015

The fraught attempt to reconnect with an old lover: ‘The less time remains in your life, the less you want to waste it’

There are many good writers who recreate the same novel over and over. The books are well written, interesting, but after reading a few, they become…. a bit boring. But Julian Barnes touches on a handful of the same themes … Continue reading

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Elderly geezers bicker like an old married couple: May brings his solidity and common sense, while Bryant is a scattered brainiac

Writer Christopher Fowler is a cheeky sort. “For many years she had held not so much a torch for John May as a smugglers’ lantern, but his ship had never been tempted to ground upon her rocks.” That’s from The … Continue reading

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Robertson who?

Robertson Davies is all the rage in England this month. The culture editor of the UK daily the Telegraph suggested that Davies may well be Canada’s greatest writer. Martin Chilton wrote that he’d first read a monstrously long book by … Continue reading

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Louise Penny ahoy!

Do you need a little more Louise Penny in your life? The wildly successful Townships mystery novelist is profiled in the new Montreal Review Of Books. Find it online at http://mtlreviewofbooks.ca/reviews/the-nature-of-the-beast/ and find put a little bit more about the … Continue reading

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