Review: Leaving Tomorrow, by David Bergen

Leaving Tomorrow by David Bergen My rating: 4 of 5 stars If you haven’t read anything by David Bergen, and you appreciate CanLit, I suggest you look him up. I was introduced to his writing in Leaving Tomorrow, and for this harsh critic the novel ticked all the boxes. David demonstrates his ability as a writer through his flawless plot, intriguing and believable characters, his attention to environmental and cultural detail, and his use of…

Review: The Testaments, by Margaret Atwood

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood My rating: 5 of 5 stars It would seem Margaret Atwood’s summation of The Handmaid’s Tale has solicited, as much of her work, strong reaction. For myself, it was a fascinating and plausible development of background for the nation of Gilead, its founders and visionaries, despotic and reactionary as they are, as well as those who sought to destroy the regime from within. Without giving away too much of the…