Saturday, 24 October 2009

The meat of the matter

Although already a published author (non-fiction), Don LePan must be relieved to read a first review of his first work of fiction, Animals, published this fall in Véhicule's fiction series, Esplanade Books, edited by Andrew Steinmetz. Here are some choice lines from Jim Bartley's review which appeared in today's Globe and Mail.

"As an analysis of the human capacity to reconcile sentiment with savagery, it's spot-on: psychologically incisive, admirably disquieting ."

"LePan may openly grind his axe, but what makes the book powerful is just how keenly that axe cuts through our ethical hypocisty."

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