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Book Review :: His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet

I don’t recall how I initially heard about His Bloody Project: Documents Relating to the Case of Roderick Macrae by Graeme Macrae Burnet, but it was probably when the Man Booker longlist was released in July. EarlyWord, a librarian book… Continue Reading →

Book Review :: C by Tom McCarthy

C by Tom McCarthy was a finalist for the 2010 Man Booker Prize, listed as a National Bestseller, shortlisted for the Galaxy National Book Awards – Waterstone’s UK Author of the Year. Touted as “fascinating”, “extraordinary” and “brilliant” by well-known… Continue Reading →

Book Review :: The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt

Patrick deWitt is being credited with “reinventing the Western genre”, however The Sisters Brothers didn’t really feel like a traditional Western to me. In fact, it didn’t have to take place in a Western setting at all—the horses, the guns,… Continue Reading →

Book Review :: Room by Emma Donoghue

I have taken so long to write a review for Room by Emma Donoghue because I don’t really know what to say other than “love love love love it!” I’m still having difficulties expressing what I liked so much about… Continue Reading →

Literary Award Season is Upon Us

It’s a very exciting time for book people this time of year. All the major prizes are announcing their long lists, or shortlists, or winners. Lots of great book chatter happening. I’ll sum things up as best I can. In… Continue Reading →

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