Book Escape in New West: Reviews & News

From suspenseful reads to literary tweeds…

No Longer a Teenage Runaway: Evelyn Lau

Evelyn Lau, Poet Laureate for Vancouver, shared her time and smiles to a group of aspiring writers at Trout Lake for the Summer Dreams Literary Festival 2012. Runaway: Diary of … Continue reading

August 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Horror Lovers Reminisce: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

My love of horror began early with family ghost stories and Maurice Sendak. One of my favourite books was Where the Wild Things Are, first published in 1963, and read … Continue reading

August 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Are Twins Scary? Review of Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

Ghosts, Highgate Cemetary, the “Kitten of Death”  and secrets galore fill the novel Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger. But was it scary? Not really. Chapters bookstore places this book in the … Continue reading

August 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Book Review: Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz

“I see dead people,” states Odd Thomas. This line, also famous in the movie, The Sixth Sense, produced prior the Odd Thomas novel, seemed a bit overplayed. Odd Thomas though is very unique … Continue reading

August 7, 2012 · 1 Comment

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