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Review-ish: Cottage Reads

Beasts of No Nation by Uzodinma Iweala This was a very quick read: the time taken to travel from Toronto to Tobermory. The narrative begins confusingly, a first-person voice speaking pidgin English, disoriented by sound and light and hunger. But soon, Agu introduces himself to us through his simple, childish revelations that are both sublime,… Continue reading Review-ish: Cottage Reads

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Review-ish: Wicked by Gregory Maguire

A part of my brain just forgets a story after I read it. A few months ago (was it?) I read Where Angels Fear to Tread and right now, you could not pay me to tell you what the denouement is in that novel. (I could Google it.) I don’t like to think my short… Continue reading Review-ish: Wicked by Gregory Maguire