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By Andrew Pyper

Those who think the horror genre is dying may have to reassess after reading Andrew Pyper’s latest work. The Toronto writer’s eighth novel, a neo-gothic adventure with more blood-feeding than a vampire weekend, comes complete ... Read More »

July 20, 2017 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Lesley Choyce

Declan Lynch, the protagonist of Lesley Choyce’s new novel-in-verse, is a relatively straightforward 16-year-old. He lives in a (deliberately) generic North American city with his parents – his father is a university physics professor and ... Read More »

July 17, 2017 | Filed under: Children and YA Fiction

By Roz Nay

Traditionally, the main engine of narrative, especially in commercial and genre fiction, can be boiled down to a simple question: what happens next? Everything else is subservient to that overarching concern, which, at its best, ... Read More »

July 13, 2017 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Robyn Harding

Traditionally, the main engine of narrative, especially in commercial and genre fiction, can be boiled down to a simple question: what happens next? Everything else is subservient to that overarching concern, which, at its best, ... Read More »

July 13, 2017 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Adam Sternbergh

“Damnatio Memorae,” reads graffiti sprayed across the walls of a trashed workshop in the remote Texas town of Caesura, the setting for Adam Sternbergh’s taut conceptual thriller, The Blinds. “The condemnation of memory”: that ominous ... Read More »

July 12, 2017 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels