Monthly Archives: October 2017

Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls. David Sedaris.

Sedaris, David. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls. Little, Brown New York, 2013. Personal essay; 10/17. I was surprised by this guy’s stark humour in a piece just at the end of the current Paris Review (number 222). He seemed to … Continue reading

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Botanist, Vancouver.

October 2017. This looked tempting, written up by a local professional blogger and appearing to feature meat dishes with egg on top, which I can never resist. It turns out to be a superficial retread of Oru, the restaurant in … Continue reading

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The Last of Her Kind. Sigrid Nunez.

Nunez, Sigrid. The Last of Her Kind. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006. F;10/17. It’s been a long time since I’ve absolutely adored a book from beginning to end. And this novel was another not-quite-enthralling rollercoaster experience for me. From an … Continue reading

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David and Goliath. Malcolm Gladwell.

Gladwell, Malcolm. David and Goliath. Little, Brown, New York, 2013. NF;10/17. A conversation between Gladwell, who is a New Yorker journalist and writer, and Michael Lewis, a more prolific nonfiction author (Moneyball, The Big Short) appeared in the most recent … Continue reading

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And Also Sharks. Jessica Westhead.

Westhead, Jessica. And Also Sharks. Cormorant Books, Toronto, 2011. F;9/17. Here’s another review of a book I don’t have much in the way of notes on, but which I liked. The author is part of a group of good young … Continue reading

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Fierce Kingdom. Gin Phillips.

Phillips, Gin. Fierce Kingdom. Random House Canada, Toronto, 2017. F;9/17. This is a thriller that takes place over a few hours, during which a woman and her  preschool boy elude killers terrorizing the zoo the lady and her son were … Continue reading

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