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The Review Man

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Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature
Margaret Atwood
Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals
Robert M. Pirsig
Simulacra and Simulation (The Body, In Theory: Histories of Cultural Materialism)
Jean Baudrillard, Sheila Faria Glaser
Leaven of Malice
Robertson Davies
The Salterton Trilogy
Robertson Davies
Effi Briest (Penguin Classics)
Theodor Fontane
Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World
Nicholas Ostler
Cases And Materials On The Law Of Torts
Robert M. Solomon
Public Law : Cases Materials and Commentary
Philip Bryden, Craik, Neil, Craig Forcese, Forcese, Craig
A Property Law Reader
Bruce H. Ziff
Star in the Storm - Joan Hiatt Harlow I read this a looooong time ago, when I was but a wee little book reviewer-in-training. The story is set in Newfoundland and features the coolest breed of dog ever, the (what else?) Newfoundland dog. I distinctly remember reading this book long ago and being puzzled at the superstition subplot. As I looked back on the book today, I realized that, even at a relatively young age, I was beginning to understand what made a good (or bad) plot device. I wasn't sold on this book as a child, I think, because the superstition subplot seemed so corny and hokey. (Whether it was a reality in the setting is another matter.)

I wouldn't read the book again today; nor would I recommend it to anyone over the age of 12 for the simple reason that it's a book designed for kids.