Winter 2020: In My Reading Log (Part Two)

2021-01-06T15:14:40-05:00

While I put the finishing touches on the pie-charts and calculations from 2020’s reading log, there are just a couple other books to talk about that I read (mostly) over the holiday break. Ruth Gilligan’s The Butchers’ Blessing (2020) is praised by two writers who snag my attention: Colum

Winter 2020: In My Reading Log (Part Two)2021-01-06T15:14:40-05:00

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

2018-08-09T11:07:47-05:00

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)2018-08-09T11:07:47-05:00

David Huebert’s Peninsula Sinking (2017)

2018-09-19T16:32:36-05:00

Although I am always interested in the short fiction which Biblioasis publishes (thanks to the likes of K.D. Miller and Kathy Page), it was Naomi’s review of this collection which urged me to fetch a copy of this from the Yorkville library downtown. This is not my usual branch,

David Huebert’s Peninsula Sinking (2017)2018-09-19T16:32:36-05:00

Janet Ellis’ The Butcher’s Hook (2016)

2017-07-24T15:23:15-05:00

It's clear from the beginning: one might long for escape from this narrative, might opt for a bloody end rather than endure more misery. House of Anansi, 2016 "No one but a fool could look so happy in a miserable house, could they? The mice here probably throw

Janet Ellis’ The Butcher’s Hook (2016)2017-07-24T15:23:15-05:00
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