Sunday, October 6, 2019

TRUST YOUR EYES

Linwood Barclay. Trust Your Eyes. Doubleday. 2012.

Hawthorne Book Club selection for October. Often I find Barclay too scary for my enjoyment. This one was not so bad. Set in New York state. Much violence as a political tool but interest picked up as the characters became more likable. A special needs brother, an artist brother, a father dead in an accident at home, a mystery based upon an Internet image from Whirl360. 


LEXEYWA I PASS THE TORCH TO YOU

Beatrice Elaine Silver. Lexeywa I Pass the Torch to You. 2018. electromagneticprint.com

A local Sto:lo writer's memoir of her years in St. Mary's Residential School, Mission, BC.


Monday, September 23, 2019

BEOWULF

Kevin Crossley-Holland & Charles Keeping. Beowulf.

A great way to get the plot. A Geat, Beowulf, helps the Danes. Beowulf kills Grendel and Grendel's mother and is killed by the dragon years later. 



FIRESIDE STORIES

Fireside Stories: Tales for a Winter's Eve.

A great collection. KAL:yach and Bride. Babushka. 


Sunday, September 22, 2019

WARLIGHT

Michael Ondaatje. Warlight.

Nathaniel and Rachel have been abandoned by their parents in London during WWII, left in the care of The Moth and his friends, The Darter. Nat's girlfriend Agnes. It turns out that the parents have separated, and that the mother, Rose, works in intelligence. Nat tries to research her career, to fill in what he does not know of her.


BALLISTICS

Billy Collins. Ballistics.

A writer friend knows this American poet laureate so I took down two volumes from my poetry section and read this one out loud to myself. I like it. I wanted to share 2. "No Things" and "Adage". 


STILL LIFE

Louise Penny. Still Life. 

A friend loaned a box set so I began to re-read Louise Penny in order. Still Life is one of the best. The first. Introduces the main characters, Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy B investigating the murder of an old woman in Three Pines. Was it an accident?  Who benefits? Who fails to do as she is told and fails to learn?  


TRUST YOUR EYES

Linwood Barclay. Trust Your Eyes. Doubleday. 2012. Hawthorne Book Club selection for October. Often I find Barclay too scary for my enjoy...