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These are all very poorly written so don’t expect much. Anything dated prior to 2005 was probably written for my website in 2000, 2001, or 2002, and are as such quite terrible. Although one or two might be from English class and should thus be sort of decent. Please forgive any glitches like broken links, as I’m updating this section and things are bound to be a bit crazy.


The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Added 2014.03.29)
Ok but no Paper Towns
The Orenda by Joseph Boyden (Added 2014.01.07)
Good setting and story but doesn’t live up to promise
Cockroach by Rawi Hage (Added 2014.01.07)
Shallow, hypocritical, go-nowhere story
Paper Towns by John Green (Added 2014.01.06)
A rich character study done by the characters themselves
Looking for Alaska by John Green (Added 2013.12.24)
Good structure and voice, bad last page
Essex County by Jeff Lemire (Added 2011.01.12)
Feels like a real place with real characters if only for a short time.
The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis (Added 2010.12.31)
Just not funny
The Jade Peony by Wayson Choy (Added 2010.03.03)
Flat characters and not very engaging.
Fall On Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald (Added 2010.03.02)
Excellent writing, especially of children, but not quite as memorable as The Way the Crow Flies
Nikolski by Nicolas Dicker (Added 2010.03.02)
Great characters, very endearing
Generation X by Douglas Coupland (Added 2010.03.02)
An entirely unpleasant read, dripping with comtempt for the world
Mercy Among the Children by David Adams Richards (Added 2009.02.22)
The blurb on the back is more exciting than the actual book.
The Outlander by Gil Adamson (Added 2009.02.04)
Appreciate its calm excitement.
Fruit by Brian Francis (Added 2009.01.31)
I still wonder about that Peter Paddington
Icefields by Thomas Wharton (Added 2008.05.08)
It was all kind of hazy. Nothing really stuck.
King Leary by Paul Quarrington (Added 2008.05.08)
Winner of Canada Reads 2008 on CBC Radio
From the Fifteenth District by Mavis Gallant (Added 2008.05.08)
Beautiful but, as Zaib Shaik says, I wouldn’t want to date it.
Not Wanted on the Voyage by Timothy Findley (Added 2008.05.08)
Very imaginative and a whole new way of looking at Noah’s ark.
Rollback by Robert J. Sawyer (Added 2008.05.08)
Interesting look at ethics
Nighttime is My Time by Marry Higgins Clark (Added 2007.01.12)
Just bubble-head summer fiction.
Spin by Robert Charles Wilson (Added 2006.12.31)
Very entertaining sci-fi.
Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman (Added 2006.12.17)
A nice ride into fantasy.
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym by Edgar Allan Poe (Added 2006.11.25)
Dense language, not very enthralling.
One Hundred Million Hearts by Kerri Sakamoto (Added 2006.06.03)
It had potential at least…
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut (Added 2006.05.13)
Oh god kill me now
Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre (Added 2006.05.13)
Started doubful, ended up loving it
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A Heinlein (Added 2006.04.13)
Annoying scientology propaganda
American Gods by Neil Gaiman (Added 2006.03.14)
Enthralling
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (Added 2006.02.23)
Very imaginative and inspiring.
A Mathematician’s Apology by G.H. Hardy (Added 2006.02.20)
I disagree completely.
Araby by James Joyce (Added 2002.04.04)
(no summary)
Animal Farm by George Orwell (Added 2002.03.14)
(no summary)
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (Added 2002.01.14)
Ever see the Littlest Hobo?
The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkein (Added 2001.12.22)
The start of an enthraling book.
Brave New World by Alduous Huxley (Added 2001.11.02)
(no summary)
Lord Of The Flies by William Golding (Added 2001.08.12)
Downright scary themes.
Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger (Added 2001.08.12)
Undecided.
1984 by George Orwell (Added 2001.08.12)
Reads like a crappy textbook.
When the Sky Fell by Rand and Rose Flem-Ath (Added 2001.06.06)
Intriguing… maybe even believable.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein (Added 2001.03.16)
Ok for kids I guess…
Golden Fleece by Robert J. Sawyer (Added 2001.02.06)
Oh so good! And only his first novel!
A Separate Peace by John Knowles (Added 2001.01.18)
(no summary)
3001 by Arthur C. Clarke (Added 1999.10.26)
Far fetched, but from a master nonetheless.

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