Booker 2018: Ranking the Shortlist

I’ve never been so enticed by a booker selection as I was with the 2018 shortlist, and so, I read them all (with the exception of Mars Room) and therefore, I now dare to talk about my favourites among them and who I think deserved to win. Honestly, any of these books would make a…

Poetry in Prose: A Review of ‘The Long Take’ by Robin Robertson

Quite simply, The Long Take is an aching ode to the common man, the war veteran, the constantly-changing cities, and the soot-and-silver movies of the 40s-50s. A novel written in poetry, this book follows the recently-returned Canadian veteran Walker, on his exploration of the post WWII America and the American dream. Walker begins his journey…