Thursday 19 March 2009

The Grasshopper's Guide to CanLit

Marianne Perron, part of the delightful crew at Tragically Unhip, has started a much-needed book reviews site called Grasshopper Reads. I'm very happy to point to her very sharp, shrewd take on Shannon Stewart's Penny Dreadful.

"Much of the book’s punch comes from Stewart’s ironic rendering of the gruesome as mundane, and her daringness to package the disappearance of so many women as quotidian. What results is a commentary on our ability to absorb the abnormal."

Read an interview with Shannon Stewart here.

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