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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

And the Giller Goes To...














…Elizabeth Hay’s Late Nights on Air.

This book has been sitting next to my bed for a couple of months now. I promise to get to it and review it here before Christmas. Have any of you read it? What did you think?

Actually, I’m embarrassed to say, the only Giller nominee I’ve read this year is Divisadero (see my review here). People seem to love or hate Divisadero--what did you think of it?

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5 Comments:

Anonymous winslow1204 said...

Hmm.. haven't read it!! Sounds good though:)

2:23 PM  
Blogger Denguy said...

Divisadero was, for me, a painful read.
The first section seems to be rather hollow and, the gambling bit, a little too trendy. Once in France, the dullness starts to seep in.

In the Skin of A Lion remains one of my favourite books and I enjoyed the prose of The English Patient. I haven't read Anil's Ghost yet, but after Divisadullo, I'm not sure I want to.

6:00 PM  
Blogger Lisa b said...

I just went to pick up the weekend review of the nominees and today's paper has her on the front winning. Guess I don't need to read that article.

Apparently Vassanji asked to sit in on his son's english class last year. Which would be like David Suzuki sitting in on my class no?

9:30 PM  
Blogger b*babbler said...

Shamefully, I haven't read either. Mostly because I can't bring myself to pay for hardcover, so normally end up waiting until the discussion is long since over at which point I
"discover" it when the paperback comes out.

I'm interested in reading both books though, and are currently on my list.

11:10 PM  
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3:03 PM  

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