Week 59: The Vicar of Wakefield

Week 59: The Vicar of Wakefield Book Review "I was ever of opinion, that the honest man who married and brought up a large family, did more service than he who continued single, and only talked of population." And so, from the very first line of his narrative, Dr. Primrose, the vicar of Wakefield, [...]

By |2018-09-05T15:57:14+00:00July 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sweet Thursday

SWEET THURSDAY By Margie Taylor Fifty-three minutes before she’s due to meet the others at the departure terminal, Indira Rasmussen, who has had two days to get used to walking without a filtersuit, stands transfixed in a shop at the corner of Robson and Thurlow. She’s holding a book. Not quite square in shape, [...]

By |2018-09-06T15:37:03+00:00July 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Week 57: Keep the Aspidistra Flying

Keep the Aspidistra Flying Book Review Only in a book compiled by an English editor, with the assistance of a team of writers, editors, critics, and reporters who are also, for the most part, English, would George Orwell's third novel, following on the heels of Burmese Days and A Clergyman's Daughter, have made a list [...]

By |2018-09-06T16:15:13+00:00July 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Week 56: Absalom, Absalom!

Absalom, Absalom! Book Review There are writers whose books take you into another place and hold you there, from the opening sentence until the moment, finally, when they release you. Alice Munro and the fictional town of Jubilee, Ontario. Harper Lee and Monroe County, Alabama. John Steinbeck and the Golden State of California. William [...]

By |2018-09-06T23:20:21+00:00July 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Week 55: The Shining – which is better, the book or the movie?

The Shining Book Review It says a lot about what you view as literature when you're surprised to find Stephen King included in a list of 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. But he's in there. And he deserves to be, if only for The Shining, his disturbing tale of marital tension, [...]

By |2018-09-07T03:53:16+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments