fiction

Book Review
Feb 21, 2013

Review: A Hologram for the King, by Dave Eggers

Claudio D'Andrea
Following his blockbuster memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and two well-received works of short fiction, the scope of Eggers' work has widened to embrace the world.
Book Review
Jan 25, 2013

Book review: The Almond Tree

Haseena Manek
The Almond Tree is the fictional memoir of Ichmad Hamid, a Palestinian man who is forced to the head of the family at the age of 12 when his father is arrested for terrorism.
Book Review
Oct 11, 2012
Alif the Unseen

Alif the Unseen: Imagining the Arab Spring

Amira Elghawaby
Alif the Unseen brings together the mystical elements of Islam and the hardcore digital age that helped topple dictators in the Middle East.
Book Review
Aug 16, 2012

The Chelsea Papers: An ebook experiment

Niranjana Iyer
The Chelsea Papers, an ebook by Toronto writer, Nathaniel G. Moore, is hard to summarize in a single-sentence precis. To start, it's a surrealist erotic novella about sea monsters. Read on for more!
Book Review
Aug 27, 2009

Poetics of dissent

Niranjana Iyer
Rana Bose's The Fourth Canvas is a novel of ideas as much as a thriller, with enough red herrings to make Agatha Christie proud, and enough progressive ideas to satisfy the most ardent activist.
Book Review
Apr 30, 2009

Face off

Charles Demers
Winner of the Ethel Wilson Prize for B.C. fiction, Lee Henderson uncovers an underground combat sport, "the man game," and a darker side of Vancouver.
Book Review
Jul 24, 2008
 The Prisoner of Guantánamo

Guilty pleasures of political crime fiction

John Saul
John Saul delves into the murky waters of the political thriller genre and notable classics by Lew Archer, Margaret Millar, Martin Beck, Eric Ambler, Dan Fesperman, Maj Sjöwall and Per Wah

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