Friday, July 24, 2009

In the News

Can't wait to see this weekend's Picture Perfect selection in The Globe and Mail!
This book is both fascinating and macabre. The 'Dark Humour' being the most intriguing of all sections in the book. I'll let you see the review, then buy the book!

Dissection: Photographs of a Rite of Passage in American Medicine 1880-1930
by John Harley Warner
9780922233342 * Blast Books

ZEITOUN by Dave Eggers is starting to get some media attention.
Brian J Davies wrote a lovely review in this week's EYE. A taste here:
"While much outrage has been focused on the lack of federal response to the flood, the Zeitouns’ story puts front and centre the nightmare response the government actually came up with. By turning a humanitarian disaster into a military operation with National Guard troops frazzled from Afghanistan and Iraq, war was brought home. Yes, there are faxes in which the government literally warns that terrorists would be likely to operate during a hurricane. One hopes that with Zeitoun, any debate about the ways in which Eggers chooses to tell stories is put to rest. Let's just be glad that they're being told."

For the full review: EYE WEEKLY

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