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Happy birthday to me

Saturday, 1 November, 2014

Today‚Äôs my birthday. At about 4 a.m. in London, Ontario, in the year of our Lord 1971, out I came with great aplomb. All 8 pounds and some 11 ounces of me, ready to take on the world as we knew it to be at the time. We were in the midst of a weird […]

Consistency is the key

Thursday, 14 June, 2012

I’m about 50 pages into Patrick DeWitt’s novel The Sisters Brothers, an enjoyable read and very refreshing fiction for a Canadian like me who’s tired of the three-generational dysfunctional family epics spun by some of Canada’s most respected scribes. Not that I’m a hater of that sort of literature – rather, Canadian post-modern fiction almost […]

Why Jonathan Franzen sounds kind of like an asshole

Monday, 28 May, 2012

Just came across a very frank and personal article penned by Jonathan Franzen of The Corrections fame. In it, he tackles the four most common – and most inane, from his point of view – questions he has been asked by interviewers frothing at the chance to have a face-to-face with one of the writing […]

Making an art form out of an art form

Tuesday, 3 January, 2012

You’d be hard pressed to find a use for books other than reading. Some people use them as doorstops, others use them to prop up a table leg to cut down on the wobbling. Others, still, like to use them for bonfires. But that’s another story. One guy, however, found a way to turn books […]