Book Diary: Crow Lake (Mary Lawson)

CROW LAKE, Mary Lawson

(finished reading on 31/08/2009)

Jane at the Amnesty book shop loaned me this novel with the ominous words; ‘you will really enjoy this.’  We were talking about Margaret Atwood the previous week and I had said that I like Canadian writers (which on reflection I clearly made up, because I think Atwood is the only Canadian author I know, or whose body of work I know).

I didn’t particularly enjoy it.  It was good enough and I wanted to keep reading it, but it felt like a guilty pleasure because it didn’t challenge in any way.  It was well crafted and had its moments.  The story of the Pye family was well written enough to make me feel a little uncomfortable, but all in all it was just okay.


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