Page-turners: sometimes mysterious


Nothing like a good mystery. Some serial fun, with Giles Blunt, Ian Hamilton, Louise Penny, or my most recent discovery, the Nina Borg series by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis. But one can find a good page-turner in the standalone novels on the fiction shelves too. Take Claire Cameron's freshly published The Bear, longlisted

Page-turners: sometimes mysterious2017-07-24T15:36:17-05:00

Re-reading Year of the Flood, Notes on a Saturday


Last Saturday, I sat down, spoiled with treats from the farmers' market, to re-read Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake. Today is the day I get reacquainted with The Year of the Flood. And I'm certainly not the only one who's spending time with the books in the trilogy this weekend; here's

Re-reading Year of the Flood, Notes on a Saturday2019-08-28T13:07:45-05:00

Kelley Armstrong’s New Series: Cainsville


Omens begins with an author's note that promises literary Easter eggs. Before the story even begins. Random House Canada, 2013 So, if readers choose, there are mysteries to be unravelled even before the narrator can make sense of them herself, hidden by the author deliberately. She acknowledges that

Kelley Armstrong’s New Series: Cainsville2017-07-20T17:49:37-05:00

Linwood Barclay’s A Tap on the Window (2013)


A Tap on the Window feels like the quintessential late-summer read. I have to move indoors with my book sooner on August evenings, because the light doesn't last as long, but the neighbourhood still moves to other summer rhythms. And, so, that old yearning for a page-turner. Doubleday -

Linwood Barclay’s A Tap on the Window (2013)2014-05-13T15:49:27-05:00

Deborah Levy’s Swimming Home (2012)


This is Sandra's third post here, joining in the celebration of 45 days of House of Anansi; I introduced her, here, briefly, and she is now full-on in the process of organizing her own website/blog (not sure which will better characterize it). You may have had a hand in encouraging

Deborah Levy’s Swimming Home (2012)2014-03-20T15:06:20-05:00
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