2007 Books

Not in order of preference, just as they came to me.

  • Shelf Monkey by Corey Redekop (fiction) Fight Club meets Fahrenheit 451. A group of bookstore workers have a book burning club.
  • The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall (fiction) The Matrix meets Jaws. A man wakes up with no memory after a conceptual shark hunts him down and steals his memory
  • JPod by Douglas Coupland (fiction) Microserfs version 2.0. A story about a group of video game programmers. Soon to become a CBC 13 episode miniseries.
  • A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews (fiction) All about growing up in a Mennonite community and not fitting in. Not that I could relate.
  • Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill (fiction) The story of a 12 year old girl and her heroin addicted father in Montreal. Debut novel from a regular contributor of This American Life
  • Rant An Oral Biography of Buster Casey by Chuck Palahniuk (fiction) A retelling of the life of a serial killer by everyone that knew him or became obsessed with him.
  • The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins Scathing criticism of religion and the harm it does to society.
  • The Shock Doctrine The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein A very detailed account of how governments have taken advantage of natural disasters and economic and political upheaval
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