Monthly Archives: November 2015

Il Giardino, Vancouver.

November 2015 (three reviews; vide infra). This was our first visit to the new version of this Vancouver classic. I’ve been to Umberto Menghi’s original “game” restaurant, the best of his former three (Umberto’s: traditional Italian in a renovated yellow … Continue reading

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Pnin. Vladimir Nabokov.

Nabokov, Vladimir. Pnin. Heinemann, New York, 1957. F; 11/15. Occasionally maligned these days, Nabokov is among my couple or three favourite authors. This book is obscure, one of the early novels he wrote in the United States, publication preceding Lolita … Continue reading

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In Cold Blood. Truman Capote.

Capote, Truman, In Cold Blood. Random House New York 1966. NF; 11/15. This book deserves its reputation as the founding true crime novel, it’s a gripping page-turner but also disturbing to read beyond the gory details. I didn’t understand how … Continue reading

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Ancora, Vancouver

November 2015 (Aug 2017 below) A caviar festival or something similar caught our eye watching TV. It turned out to be taking place at Ancora, formerly C restaurant. C, along with Rain City Grill, had been for many years great … Continue reading

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The Confessions of Nat Turner. William Styron.

Styron, William. The Confessions of Nat Turner. Random House, New York 1967. Electronic version downloaded for Kindle. F; 11/15. Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure … Continue reading

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Biercraft, Vancouver.

November 2015. This place has been around for several years, and has I think three locations in the city. I’ve been to two of them before, but somehow didn’t appreciate that there is some claim to cuisine on top of … Continue reading

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