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Troublous Times in Canada: A History of the Fenian Raids of 1866 and 1870
2.18
liked it
An odd little book about an odd little time in Canadian history.

The Fenian raids were part of the ongoing attempt by Irish republicans to liberate the
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Jul 28, 2011
Jul 27, 2011
 
Owl and the Japanese Circus (Adventures of Owl, #1)
3.63
We should start by getting something out of the way: If you’re looking for the story of an anthropomorphic predatory bird that runs away from home to ...more
Jan 13, 2016
Jan 20, 2016
 
Poor Tom Is Cold (Detective Murdoch, #3)
3.78
it was amazing
To start, a confession: I only discovered Murdoch through the television show, and am now starting in on the books (of which I mistakenly thought this ...more
Jan 20, 2013
Jan 25, 2013
 
Revenge of the Vinyl Cafe (Vinyl Cafe, #7)
4.28
it was amazing
Revenge of the Vinyl Cafe is one of those books that holds no real 'surprises' in it - if you're familiar at all with Stuart McLean's writing, either ...more
Dec 04, 2012
Dec 04, 2012
 
Three Day Road
4.31
it was amazing
Three Day Road is three intertwined stories: The framing story of a Cree woman who has traveled to the city to collect her nephew, Xavier, who has ret ...more
Jan 10, 2011
Dec 29, 2010
 
The Watch That Ends the Night
4.04
it was amazing
In its simplest description, The Watch That Ends the Night seems like a lighthearted romantic comedy - a man marries the widow of his best friend, and ...more
Sep 18, 2016
Sep 02, 2016
 
My Real Children
3.76
it was amazing
This novel was an incredible work of literature. Walton creates characters that live and breathe beyond the page, and her prose is subtly beautiful an ...more
Sep 04, 2015
Sep 06, 2015
 
The Day of Sir Wilfrid Laurier
4.00
really liked it
A look at an important period of Canadian history, one that sadly gets often overlooked (I know my own scholastic looks at Canadian history jumped fro ...more
Jan 23, 2013
Jan 25, 2013
 
Federalism and the French Canadians
3.70
really liked it
A bit of personal perspective on this: I grew up in a fairly politically aware family, and while I was alive while Trudeau was prime minister, I was t ...more
Jun 28, 2013
Aug 16, 2010
 
The Black Bonspiel of Willie MacCrimmon
3.75
it was amazing
Derivative works have a bad rap, and it's one I'm not sure is entirely deserved. This is, quite definitely, a derivative work, and fully admits that i ...more
Jul 27, 2011
Feb 21, 2011
 
The Peripheral
3.94
really liked it
Classic Gibson. Immersive, concept-driven science fiction that looks at today's technology and pushes it just a little bit into the future. Well, that ...more
Oct 05, 2015
Oct 15, 2015
 
A Play of Shadow
4.17
it was amazing
A Turn of Light, which this is a sequel to, was fascinating for how it inverted a lot of classical fantasy tropes. This book inverts the inversion, so ...more
Sep 28, 2015
Oct 15, 2015
 
City of the Lost (Casey Duncan, #1)
4.04
liked it
This was a fun thriller. I love the central idea (a city in the wilderness where people can disappear to avoid or escape from negative experiences in ...more
Nov 2016
Oct 26, 2016
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