Oh, the Saga-ness of it all

2020-09-04T08:24:59-05:00

Rereading the Saga comics is definitely worthwhile. On first-reading, I was a little off-kilter, so engrossed in some panels that I missed others completely, only occasionally remembering to retrace my steps. Discovering wings or horns on characters who appeared humanoid at first glance was delightfully but consistently distracting. Readers are aware

Oh, the Saga-ness of it all2020-09-04T08:24:59-05:00

On Everything Everything and Everything Feels like the Movies

2016-06-10T08:41:42-05:00

Everything: isn’t that what readers look for in a book? Many authors think so. PRH - Doubleday Canada, 2015 One suggests that Everything Leads to You. Another insists that Everything Was Goodbye. (Nina LaCour and Gurjinder Basran) One begs Tell Me Everything, while another is concerned with Everything

On Everything Everything and Everything Feels like the Movies2016-06-10T08:41:42-05:00

Kingdoms of the Dead

2016-06-10T08:40:34-05:00

Lynda Barry says a “happy ending is hardly important, though we may be glad it’s there”. But there’s more to it, she says: “The real joy is knowing that if you felt the trouble in the story, your kingdom isn’t dead.”* Doubleday Canada, 2015 If one reads a

Kingdoms of the Dead2016-06-10T08:40:34-05:00

On the page, on the screen

2017-07-20T17:55:53-05:00

Back in the days when you taped movies onto video cassettes, I was recording "Anna Karenina" to watch another time, when I turned on the television -- thinking the film was over and the credits would be running past -- and I could not unsee the last few seconds of the story

On the page, on the screen2017-07-20T17:55:53-05:00

December 2015, In My Reading Log

2020-09-16T15:54:55-05:00

Three of these books were inspired by the conjunction between my own shelves and this year's Random House Bingo, which has a CanLit theme. The Tiger Claw filled my Nominated-for-the-Giller square, Evan Munday's second October Schwartz for the Mystery-or-Thriller square, and Elaine Lui's book about her relationship with her mother

December 2015, In My Reading Log2020-09-16T15:54:55-05:00
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