margaret atwood

Secret passages, zombies, cemeteries and coffins

Fall publishing season is well under way, and it’s also award season! Congratulations to Will Ferguson for winning the Giller Prize for 419, and congratulations are also in order for the winners of the 2012 ReLit Awards: Suzette Mayr for best novel (Monoceros), Greg Kearney for short fiction (Pretty) and Patrick Friesen for poetry (Jumping the Asylum).

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Shelf Life: May 2012

A varied month. 50. Twenty-Seventh City, by Jonathan Franzen (Picador , 1988, 2001) To backtrack, I really liked The Corrections, and thought The Discomfort Zone was pretty good, but I felt like I kept waiting for Twenty-Seventh City to make sense. At its most bare, it’s the story of a conspiracy by a group of people to destroy

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Shelf Life: Janaury 2012

I’ve never really set targets for my reading before, beyond a general expectation that I’d read at least a hundred books a year, but last year a friend pushed me to challenge myself to commit to 150. According to Goodreads I surpassed it, but according to my own count I read 135. I read twenty-seven graphic novels

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