Book Review: The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches by Gaétan Soucy

The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches - Gaétan Soucy (A List, 2016) This was such a weird book. I really don't know what to say about it. I've had it on my TBR for years, added, I think, based on somme list of classic Canadian fiction. It's a work from a Quebec… Continue reading Book Review: The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches by Gaétan Soucy

The Third Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards

Hello and welcome! This is the Third Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards. It's a literary award that I made up and means essentially nothing. I choose the categories and assign the winner. The winner receives nothing. As I said, essentially meaningless, but I have fun doing it and it's a way to look back… Continue reading The Third Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards

Book Review – Man by Kim Thuy

What strikes you first when you begin to read Mãn (Random House, 2014) is its unique format. Each chapter of this slim novel reads like a long poem. The headings are unobtrusively displayed in English and Vietnamese. Most of the chapters are less than a page. They are vignettes, moments. Given their brevity, they are… Continue reading Book Review – Man by Kim Thuy