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Book Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

“Of all of them there at the bar that night, the bartender was the one who survived the longest. He died three weeks later on the road out of the city.”  The opening chapter of Station Eleven takes place at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto, during a production of King Lear. The lead actor, Arthur…… Continue reading Book Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

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Book Review: The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell

“In the US and the UK we’d fought for more money at work, Scandinavians had fought for more time – for family leave, leisure and a decent work-life balance.”  If there’s one thing that I took away from this book, it’s that if the rest of the world was that little bit more Danish, we’d…… Continue reading Book Review: The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell

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Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

“That was when they suspended the Constitution. They said it would be temporary. There wasn’t even any rioting in the streets. People stayed home at night, watching television, looking for some direction. There wasn’t even an enemy you could put your finger on.”  There are few books that have caused me to experience anger, discomfort…… Continue reading Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

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Book Review: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

“We need not to be alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while. How long is it since you were really bothered? About something important, about something real?” Fahrenheit 451 was written in 1953, and depicts a future in which books have been banned and advances in technology have turned people into…… Continue reading Book Review: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury