Shadow Giller: Patrick DeWitt’s French Exit (2018)

2018-10-23T07:28:56+00:00

Shadow Giller review contents: In Short, a 300-word and spoiler-free summary, intended to have a broad appeal; In Detail, elaborating on one aspect of the book which I found remarkable (perhaps only interesting for others who have read the book or who have an interest more mechanical aspects of

Shadow Giller: Patrick DeWitt’s French Exit (2018) 2018-10-23T07:28:56+00:00

Dewey’s Read-a-thon: October 2018

2018-10-21T08:44:03+00:00

Updates to this post will appear here throughout the first several hours of the RAT. Then, in the evening I’ll be attending a bookish event, so I’ll be reading on the subway before and then being bookish elsewhere. On Sunday, I'll total my pages and enumerate the snacks that

Dewey’s Read-a-thon: October 2018 2018-10-21T08:44:03+00:00

Shadow Giller: Joshua Whitehead’s Jonny Appleseed (2018)

2018-10-18T17:47:51+00:00

In Short presents a 300-word and spoiler-free summary, intended to have a broad appeal; In Detail focuses on one aspect of the book which I found remarkable, which might interest those who have already read the book or those with an interest in the mechanics of writing; In Other

Shadow Giller: Joshua Whitehead’s Jonny Appleseed (2018) 2018-10-18T17:47:51+00:00

Louise Erdrich’s The Master Butchers Singing Club (2003)

2018-08-09T11:07:47+00:00

Unsurprisingly, there is a lot of talk of tissue and blood in this story and simmering beneath. Bodies and carcasses (and not all in the expected places) are salved and slaughtered, vulnerabilities exposed and secrets maintained. The intimacy which I longed for in The Beet Queen (1986) pulses and surges

Louise Erdrich’s The Master Butchers Singing Club (2003) 2018-08-09T11:07:47+00:00

Reading for the Shadow Giller in 2018

2018-10-11T17:23:05+00:00

Although I’m tracking my Giller Prize reading on my Autumn 2018 Prizelists and Events page, I have more to say about reading this year’s Giller list because this is my first year as a Shadow Jury member. Joining Alison and Kim and Naomi is a pleasure. If you are

Reading for the Shadow Giller in 2018 2018-10-11T17:23:05+00:00