Book Escape in New West: Reviews & News

From suspenseful reads to literary tweeds…

New Book Club of Literary Bacchantes

The Burnaby-New West Women’s Wine and Book Club was reborn as the Owl & Vine Book Club at as of January 1, 2014. The Club expanded to three chapters and … Continue reading

May 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Raving About Waiter Rant by Steve Dublanica: Book Review

Are you a good customer or a bad one? I believe that the majority of us would like to think we are good customers when dining out whether we truly are … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

Lose Yourself in Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn: A Book Review

What I liked about Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl is it forces you to question your preferences. Where are we comfortable? In what gender roles do we prefer to see others and, … Continue reading

November 13, 2012 · 2 Comments

Strange Ending: Review of The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

  I am not going to tell you how it ends. The Little Stranger will pull you in, sit you down and have you reading late into the night. I read … Continue reading

September 9, 2012 · 1 Comment

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

Book Review: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

Jane Eyre would be complimented by Diane Setterfield’s novel, The Thirteenth Tale, in which Jane is referred to often. It took many years for Diane Setterfield to write this book with … Continue reading

July 26, 2012 · Leave a comment


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