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Book review – Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood.

Cat's EyeCat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

An absolutely brilliant novel that I wish I’d read years ago, although perhaps would not have been able to take it all in back then. Atwood’s protagonist Elaine expresses so much about what it means to be a woman, and speaks words that resonate deeply with me.

The story follows Elaine from her childhood in Toronto during WW2 through her life as an artist, and her eventual move to in Vancouver. Her return to Toronto for an opening of a retrospective of her work frames the narrative as she reflects on the difficult experiences of being bullied as a pre-teen.

I can’t recommend this book highly enough.

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Reason #347 to love the National Post…

… is Conrad Black.

Seriously, the guy is smart as a whip and a great writer.  I”m hoping to squeeze his book on Nixon into my pile.

That being said, the Post apparently gets a lot of positive mail about his weekly column.  On Mondays, the editorial board posts a summary of the previous week’s mail and this was printed today:

This colourful note on Lord Black also came in from south of the border.

“Hey! Your guy Conrad Black is good!” wrote someone who identified himself as “Mark in Montana.”

“His latest piece on my loser President is terrific. If his column was some hot chick in Vancouver, I would ask it to marry me. Long live our great friends in sweaters! Oh Canada!”

It was in response to this article.

Reason #347 to love the National Post…

… is Conrad Black.

Seriously, the guy is smart as a whip and a great writer.  I”m hoping to squeeze his book on Nixon into my pile.

That being said, the Post apparently gets a lot of positive mail about his weekly column.  On Mondays, the editorial board posts a summary of the previous week’s mail and this was printed today:

This colourful note on Lord Black also came in from south of the border.

“Hey! Your guy Conrad Black is good!” wrote someone who identified himself as “Mark in Montana.”

“His latest piece on my loser President is terrific. If his column was some hot chick in Vancouver, I would ask it to marry me. Long live our great friends in sweaters! Oh Canada!”

It was in response to this article.