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Beware the Fish!
Beware the Fish! Reviews

Review: I can't believe these are out of print! They are hilarious and I want to read them again. I loved these as a kid. Read more

The Cornish Trilogy: The Rebel Angels; What's Bred in the Bone; The Lyre of Orpheus
The Cornish Trilogy: The Rebel Angels; What's Bred in the Bone; The Lyre of Orpheus Reviews

Review: This is one of the more memorable reads I've had in quite a while--both because of the length of this epic and also the brilliance of the writing. Canadian Robertson Davies is a truly literary writer with a vast range of knowledge that is rare to find and a joy to read. His extensive vocabulary kindles an appreciation for linguistics--both the sound and the meaning of words. He is a superb storyteller who portrays characters with depth who develop as the saga progresses over several generations ... Read more

The Deptford Trilogy: Fifth Business/The Manticore/World of Wonders
The Deptford Trilogy: Fifth Business/The Manticore/World of Wonders Reviews

Review: The Deptford Trilogy--A Canadian Bulgakov, if you can wrap your head around that--magical, dark, comedic, and mysterious. Robertson Davies deserves to be read and reread and reread. Read more

Good Bones and Simple Murders
Good Bones and Simple Murders Reviews

Review: This was my first experience reading anything from Margaret Atwood and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Although this collection of short stories is kind of odd, and definitely not everyone's cup of tea I think that that is part of why I enjoyed it. The way Atwood took traditional stories, stereotypes, and situations and turned them on their head really intrigued me. It took the cliches and breathed a new and humorous life into them, and although these stories are told with incredible wit some of them h... Read more

Pat of Silver Bush
Pat of Silver Bush Reviews

Review: I forgot I even owned this! Well, what can I say--it certainly wasn't up to par with the Anne series, but it shined in its own right. Main character Pat, however, was insufferably sensitive and cheesy for the first half of the book. Yes, you love your home of Silver Bush. Yes, it is the best place in the whole wide world. Get ooover it! >:O And the character of "Judy" was practically like the poor man's Irish version of Susan/Rebecca Dew! I can't believe I'm saying that about an LM Montgomery... Read more

Mighty Fitz: The Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald
Mighty Fitz: The Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald Reviews

Review: I've read several books on the sinking of the Fitz, but Schumacher brings a different flavor to the story in this book. While most books focus on the known elements, Schumacher goes beyond those to speculate a bit on what the crew may have been thinking along their journey. I also appreciated that he interviewed family members and others who were connected to the crew and/or ship in some way. If you're looking for just the facts, the Fredrick Stonehouse book is better. However, if you'd like a m... Read more

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