The Movie is Here in Thunder Bay. Don't Miss it.

The Movie is Here  in Thunder Bay. Don't Miss it.
Indian Horse, the movie based on the book by Richard Wagamese

Saturday, November 22, 2008

More yearly picks.

Sualt Ste.Marie writer Ted Fryia weighs in with his favs for 2008.

I want to give you my BEST READ OF THE LAST WHILE:

Probably the funniest book I've ever read, "LAMB: The Gospel According to Biff" by Christopher Moore. The book is Biff's (Jesus' childhood friend) account of his and Jesus' (Joshua's) exploits that date after Joshua's birth - the story we were never told. The Archangel Gabriel has brought Biff back to earth in order produce the missing gospel - "let it be written" as Joshua had told Biff to do on so many occassions.

The Gospel According to Biff is a laugh out loud read from beginning to end and works on so many levels - whether you are a believer or not. Most highly recommended.

To be honest, the last few months have been exceptional for reads: I think I've mentioned Afterlands (Steve Heighton) when I was in T.Bay. Also, The Golden Spruce.

I'm almost finished Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson, which is his debut novel a smash hit for critics and sales - seven figure contract through a bidding war. It's terrific, but one has to feel sympathy for poor Davidson - having to match or better Gargoyle with his next novel. Oh - only if we all had such problems - hey? But if I had to pick just one, let it be written, Biff wins.

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