Autumn 2018: In My Reading Log

2018-10-17T12:30:01-05:00

These are some summer reads which left an impression; now my stack and library card are humming and wriggling, with all the CanLit prizelist reading – including my new Shadow Jury reading responsibilities towards the 2018 Giller Prize – but these books insist on a sliver of the spotlight.

Autumn 2018: In My Reading Log2018-10-17T12:30:01-05:00

Aravind Adiga’s Selection Day (2017)

2017-01-02T11:23:02-05:00

Mumbai remains an important character in Aravind Adiga's fiction, but the main character in Selection Day is something else: cricket. Scribner -S&S, 2016 In fact, in the "Glossary of Cricket Terms" in the novel, he writes: "India: A country said to have two real religions – cinema and

Aravind Adiga’s Selection Day (2017)2017-01-02T11:23:02-05:00

In My Reading Log, December 2016

2019-03-20T14:34:48-05:00

Once again, my idea of reading more non-fiction this year didn't materialize. During Non-Fiction November, so many people were actually reading books that I have been meaning to read but I picked up a novel or collection instead. Nonetheless, I've squeezed in a few. Julia Shaw's The Memory Illusion (2016) Memory

In My Reading Log, December 20162019-03-20T14:34:48-05:00

Difficult Stories, Difficult Narrators: Five Novels

2016-11-06T10:20:27-05:00

Conflicted: that describes my first impressions after meeting Pillow in Andrew Battershill's Giller-nominated novel of the same name,and it also describes his perspective on the world. It's hard to be Pillow, to see all the angles which converge and diverge simultaneously on any single thought he has. For instance: "Pillow

Difficult Stories, Difficult Narrators: Five Novels2016-11-06T10:20:27-05:00

Padma Viswanathan’s The Ever After of Ashwin Rao (2014)

2014-09-15T11:34:23-05:00

The dedication to Padma Viswanathan's second novel: For the lost, and for the living. Random House of Canada, 2014 Therein, the reader haa a clue, for The Ever After of Ashwin Rao is equally preoccupied with losing and living. The novel opens in 2004, on the precipice of the trial which

Padma Viswanathan’s The Ever After of Ashwin Rao (2014)2014-09-15T11:34:23-05:00
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