Sunday, March 15, 2015

My review of Sweetland, by Michael Crummey ...

... published in Canadian Notes & Queries (CNQ) #92 happily arrived in the mailbox late last week. As you'll find out when you go pick up a copy of the issue, I felt that Crummey's new novel isn't quite as good as his last, the magic realist masterpiece Galore, but I like it a lot all the same. Definitely a novel worthy of its recent kudos and worth picking up.

Getting the latest issue of CNQ is always cause for excitement around the Sampsenblum homestead, but it was especially the case this time around. Rebecca also has a lovely essay in there called "How to Learn to Read (If You Don't Know Already)." The issue also includes fiction by the ever-stylist Russell Smith, poetry by Shane Neilson and Marc di Saverio, reviews by Kerry Clare and Laura Bast, and an essay by editor Alex Good that is already causing some chatter. Anyway, I'm looking forward to tucking into this issue soon, and I hope you'll do the same.


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