Book review

Lost in Austen after 200 years

On the 200th anniversary of Austen’s death, there is still no sign of her work fading to the background of the literary world.Continue...

Queen’s Reads is The Break you need

After being scrapped for a few years, Queen’s Reads is back with a page-turner.Continue...

Let’s talk about Queen’s Reads

Queen’s Reads is an annual on-campus reading program which distributes a free book to anyone interested. Queen’s Reads Development Coordinator Carolyn Thompson discussed what the program means for...Continue...

Wands out over Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Warning, this article contains spoilers.Continue...

Queen’s student’s debut work parodies dystopian fiction

What do you get when you cross The Hunger Games with a wicked sense of humour? An outrageous novel with immoral characters and a whiplash-inducing plotline. Queen’s student Jake Caldera’s The Elephant on Fire is just that. The novel, which was released in April, follows Hollywood actress Ember Gold on her journey across a developing country where she accidentally starts a revolution.Continue...

Creative writing illuminated from the other side

“Language, which is useful in the province of the intellect is a relatively clumsy vehicle in the expression of emotion and of narrative movement,” Carol Shields wrote in her work Narrative Hunger and the Possibilities of Fiction.Continue...

Book review: Can You Hear the Nightbird Call?

Anita Rau Badami’s Can You Hear the Nightbird Call? is an enlightening novel that chronicles the lives of

three strong women over the span of 50 years, linking them...Continue...

Book review: Adult Onset

What happens over the course of a week? You tidy the kitchen, play with your dog, call your mom.

But even in an uneventful week — grocery shopping, laundry, maybe lunch with a...Continue...

Review: The Book of Marvels

End of term assignments and dismal weather getting you down? Lorna Crozier’s collection of “prose meditations,” The Book of Marvels: A Compendium of Everyday Things , might...Continue...

Review: Rebecca Lee’s Bobcat and Other Stories

When was the last time you read a short story — not for class, but for fun?

If you can’t think of an answer, or if that answer happens to be “never”, you’re missing out on the...Continue...

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