Posted in Book Review Verdict: 3.0

The Diviners (1974)

What is an artist? What is his or her role in society? According to the 1994 edition of The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, an artist is “one who practices an art”. And what

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Posted in Book Review Verdict: 4.0

Lady Oracle (1976)

Much like The Diviners by Margaret Lawrence, Margaret Atwood’s Lady Oracle depicts the life of a writer trying to find her place in the world. In fact

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Two Solitudes (1945)

As I’ve mentioned twice now in my reviews of Margaret Atwood’s Lady Oracle and Margaret Laurence’s The Diviners, the definition of art and the role of the artist are notions

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Posted in Book Review Verdict: 4.5

At the Bottom of the River (1983)

Our social environment is like a river that flows both ways: our culture affects the way we perceive the events that occur in our lives the same way the events in our lives affect the way

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Posted in Book Review Verdict: 5.0

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1759-1767)

Time is a perpetual movement, that of space itself. Like every movement, time has a direction, a focal point toward which every element of existence

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Posted in Music Review Verdict: 5.0

OK Computer (1997)

In the era of reality singing contests and downloadable singles, it’s become harder and harder to find thematic albums that don’t just collect random…

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