Storytellers: Atlantic Canada


Another reader’s passion can be contagious. Unhook your mask and breathe in deeply. Naomi’s dedication to reading writers from Atlantic Canada ignited my curiosity. (Check out her project here, along with pages dedicated to the Halifax Explosion and regional literary awards on Consumed by Ink.) When I checked my

Storytellers: Atlantic Canada2020-08-12T10:17:46-05:00

Quarterly Stories: Spring 2018


Endicott, Manto, King, Bruneau and Lispector Short Stories in January, February and March Whether in a dedicated collection or a magazine, these stories capture a variety of reading moods. This quarter, I returned to two favourite writers and also explored three new-to-me story writers.

Quarterly Stories: Spring 20182018-06-14T13:55:39-05:00

Running the Whale’s Back


It's a great title isn't it? It's actually drawn from one of the stories in the collection, Samuel Martin's story, and it's a perfect fit. You'll see why, when you read the introduction to the colection. Goose Lane Editions, 2013 From the opening pages, readers realize that the

Running the Whale’s Back2014-05-21T12:55:36-05:00

Nick Cutter’s The Troop (2014)


A Stephen King blurb. And, it's declared: a novel of terror. Nick Cutter's readers know what they're in for. And, if there was any doubt, little clues speckle the first few chapters. Readers are "waiting for unknown wickedness". There are shadows coalescing into permanence and logs groaning. There is a sheet

Nick Cutter’s The Troop (2014)2014-03-03T18:45:39-05:00

Michael Winter’s One Last Good Look (1999)


Dear Gabriel English, You don't know me, but I'm usually quite obsessive about reading things in the proper order, so I'm surprised that I read This All Happened a couple of years ago, having somehow missed the fact that you are also at the heart of this collection

Michael Winter’s One Last Good Look (1999)2014-03-20T15:32:46-05:00
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