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Graphic Novel: Dreadstar marked Starlin's serious turn
It's hard to believe I've been writing this column since 2012 and I haven't yet reviewed Jim Starlin's Dreadstar. So I'm going to kick off the new year by correcting that oversight.
Newspaper: London Free Press
Feed: Books Date: 2017-01-06 18:33:35



Book Review: Fashionably fierce forensics
Everybody needs stand-up friends -- but Ava Lee, protagonist of 10 crime novels by Canadian Ian Hamilton, needs them more than most.
Newspaper: London Free Press
Feed: Books Date: 2017-01-06 18:33:34



Book review: Black's witty musings hit the target
In his foreword to Backward Glances, a collection of the controversial journalism of Conrad Black, fellow journalist Mark Steyn writes the following: "Every aspect of federal prison is designed to crush the human spirit. I confess that I thought it would crush Conrad's. Instead, swapping the company of the very highest in the land for that of the v
Newspaper: London Free Press
Feed: Books Date: 2016-12-30 20:39:50



Graphic Novel: Doonesbury strips more relevant than ever
As the Trump era dawns, many will search for precedents to put the reality star's words and actions into perspective. This is why the initial weeks of 2017 may be the perfect time to read the newly re-released Garry Trudeau's Buck Wild Doonesbury.
Newspaper: London Free Press
Feed: Books Date: 2016-12-30 20:39:49



'Watership Down' author Richard Adams dead at 96
Watership Down author Richard Adams has died.
Newspaper: London Free Press
Feed: Books Date: 2016-12-27 20:43:17



Brown: Ollmann exposes Seabrook's highs and lows
Joe Ollmann may be the Canadian comic world's best-kept secret. Based in Hamilton, Ollmann has been quietly building a name for himself for years with titles such as Science Fiction and Happy Stories About Well-Adjusted People, earning the respect of fellow graphic novelists such as Seth in the process.
Newspaper: London Free Press
Feed: Books Date: 2016-12-23 20:37:45



Novelist sheds light on shadowy life
Although she has written seven novels in Italian and is, in translation, all the rage among the English language reading public, Elena Ferrante remains mysterious.
Newspaper: London Free Press
Feed: Books Date: 2016-12-23 20:37:44



Richard Bain has sent another love letter to London in the form of his new book, A London Legacy
It looks like a Caribbean sailboat at sunrise. Guess again.
Newspaper: London Free Press
Feed: Books Date: 2016-12-22 08:43:15



Book review: Police pair plumbs depths of peculiar
"Eccentric" doesn't begin to describe the main characters in British crime novelist Christopher Fowler's lengthy Peculiar Crimes Unit series.
Newspaper: London Free Press
Feed: Books Date: 2016-12-16 20:36:43





Graphic Novel: There's little bit of Spaniel Rage in each of us
If you dig slice-of-life graphic novels, then you'll want to pick up Spaniel Rage from Vanessa Davis, which consists of sketchbook/diary entries taken from a two-year period in the promising young cartoonist's life.
Newspaper: London Free Press
Feed: Books Date: 2016-12-16 20:36:43



April Wine frontman Myles Goodwyn shares highs and heartaches in new memoir
April Wine frontman Myles Goodwyn has experienced his share of highs and heartaches in and out of the spotlight, but a near brush with death motivated the musician to steer towards a smoother path.
Newspaper: London Free Press
Feed: Books Date: 2016-12-15 20:37:16



Gold Rush era backdrop of mystery
Although she spins a good yarn, London writer Emma Donoghue's new novel doesn't have the same emotional heft as her 2010 Booker-nominated bestseller, Room, or as her followup, fact-based volume of short fiction, Astray, published in 2012. But both books, impressive in different ways, would have been difficult to match.
Newspaper: London Free Press
Feed: Books Date: 2014-03-28 18:34:12



Brown: Forest City Comicon 'celebration of nerd culture'
Prepare to get your nerd on.
Newspaper: London Free Press
Feed: Books Date: 2014-03-28 18:34:12



B.C. father wants 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' banned
A Kamloops, B.C., father is calling on his local school board to ban the book The Perks of Being a Wallflower because he says it is vulgar and inappropriate.
Newspaper: London Free Press
Feed: Books Date: 2014-03-26 18:34:12



Books: Guelph author Gloria Ferris has hopes of launching a new crime-fiction series with her quirky newly divorced protagonist Bliss Moonbeam Cornwall in Corpse Flower.
A writer launching a new crime-fiction series has to work fast to establish a protagonist who can endure over the long haul, preferably in catchy settings and circumstances.
Newspaper: London Free Press
Feed: Books Date: 2014-03-21 18:34:12



Brown: Fairy tale leaves you tormented on many levels
I expect to have nightmares. That's the effect Beautiful Darkness had on me.
Newspaper: London Free Press
Feed: Books Date: 2014-03-21 18:34:11



Senior politico, 83, probes leadership
Bob Mann knows a thing or two about leadership.
Newspaper: London Free Press
Feed: Books Date: 2014-03-16 18:34:07



Writers are turning to new technologies, such as online publishing, to get their books to the public
Don Gutteridge has had more than 40 books published over the last 45 years, Tim Johnston two with a third on its way.
Newspaper: London Free Press
Feed: Books Date: 2014-03-16 18:34:07



Brown: Good story is way to get buy-in, not numbering
First issues of a comic series used to be special. They're now so common, they're pretty much worthless.
Newspaper: London Free Press
Feed: Books Date: 2014-03-14 18:34:07



Books: After writing the memoir Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert has written a novel inspired by the lives of several 19th-century female botanists.
Best-known recently for her non-fiction work on self-discovery and marriage, Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the best-selling memoir Eat Pray Love, returns to fiction with The Signature of All Things.
Newspaper: London Free Press
Feed: Books Date: 2014-03-14 18:34:07



Matthew Quick feels kinship with the outsider
Matthew Quick knew that writing novels would be his life's work from the age of about 15.
Newspaper: London Free Press
Feed: Books Date: 2014-03-14 18:34:06



'Sex Criminals' comic book series a wet dream come true for creators
Sex Criminals is the "longest running game of chicken." Or at least, that's what its creators Matt Fraction (Iron Man, Hawkeye) and Chip Zdarsky have to say about their new critically acclaimed comic series.
Newspaper: London Free Press
Feed: Books Date: 2014-03-12 18:34:50



In My Life In Middlemarch, Rebecca Mead pays tribute to the famous 19th-century novel by George Eliot, and documents how it has affected Mead's life.
At the crest of her reputation as a 20th century writer of note, Virginia Woolf pronounced George Eliot's Middlemarch to be "one of the few English novels written for grown-up people."
Newspaper: London Free Press
Feed: Books Date: 2014-03-07 19:27:41



Brown: Racial equality becomes reality in Marvel cosmos
The latest bit of comic-book casting news has sent fans of the Marvel universe into a tizzy.
Newspaper: London Free Press
Feed: Books Date: 2014-03-07 19:27:41



Brown: No resurrection in stars for Batman's Robin
Poor Batman. Not only are his parents dead, but now his son is dead, too.
Newspaper: London Free Press
Feed: Books Date: 2013-03-28 19:35:27



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