Another one of my book reviews has been posted on the Descant Magazine Blog. Check it out.
I review the first novel by Toronto writer Claudio Gaudio, Texas, which is a prose-poetic look at the conflict between the U.S. and the Middle East. A diplomat is captured by insurgents as he awaits his death and occasionally has in depth conversations with a dead bird and mouse. It's a fun one.
My other reviews are on the blog as well, including a look at Kafka's Hat by Patrice Martin, and a joint review with Jack Hostrawser of Rove by Laurie D. Graham.
Also, a couple new Shot 4 Shot podcasts have been released, including a look at The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (drink: Spider-Mans) with special guest Daniel Espina, an editor and filmmaker working out of Mississauga; and another B.S. Session (drink: Beers) about the new Star Wars casting, The Raid 2, and The Justice League movie announcement.
As always, Brandon and Ryan are sharing drinks and laughs, all the while discussing the much-loved art: film. Be sure to leave them comments if you like what you're hearing, and even suggest themed drinks for their next podcast. Cheers!