Review: The Year of the Flood, by Margaret Atwood

I feel like I’m at some close-knit meeting; sitting in a circle where people nervously avoid eye contact and speak in hushed tones. “This is my first Atwood”, I say, and everyone turns sympathetically towards me, nodding. Knowing that I’ve only just started on my way to becoming the Canadian I claim to be. This…

Review: The Fallen, by Stephen Finucan

When I turned the book over and read the back cover, I was excited. This story takes place in Naples, just after the British have liberated the city from the Germans in 1943. This seemed to be a time, place and story of the Second World War of which I was unfamiliar. It sounded like…