Canada Reads 2017 Mini Reviews

The theme for Canada Reads 2017 is "the one book Canadians should read now", and the debates will air on March 27 to 30. Here are the five books being debated this year, in the order of when I read them. Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis, defended by Humble the Poet, a rapper, poet and … Continue reading Canada Reads 2017 Mini Reviews


The Hidden Keys by André Alexis

In the last two books I've read by André Alexis, there have been sheep and there have been dogs. The Hidden Keys has very few animals, but is still filled with interesting characters; a thief, an addict, a drug-dealer, a thug, an artist who stuffs deceased pets for a living, and a few billionaires. What … Continue reading The Hidden Keys by André Alexis