Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Has anyone read “Late Nights on Air” by Elizabeth Hay?

Freaking painful by my standards. I’m about 1/8th in, not sure if I should continue or not. Has anyone read this? Does it get better? Not one character is speaking to me….in fact, I’d like to bitch slap all of them right now. The only reason I trudge angrily on is because my Mom swears by it.

Anyhooo, can’t remember who recommended the following, but they were fan-tastic.

The Outcast
Petty Details of So and So’s Life
Elle (is that what it called? French woman abandoned on shores of pre-devleopped Canada? Hides in the guts of a bear?)

More Can-lit recommendations please….I’m in reading mode and want to take advantage of it!!!!!


aandjblog said...

i'm not reading late nights on air by elizabeth hay, but I am reading Something Blue and I'm just finding it painful to read. The only thing is, is that I feel bad for not finishing it. Hopefully I can read it faster later :s

The Maven said...

Haven't read it and I don't think I want to now. I am reading a great book called 'Year of Wonders' by Geraldine Brooks. Depressing but phenomenal. It's a story about the plague in England in the 1600's, so, um, I guess it should be depressing, really...

Nat said...

Oh I very much enjoyed Late Nights on Air. (I think it was my recommendation.) I didn't mind the characters, I got the feeling they were all people I knew. Shrug.

My motto is that if you don't like it, move onto to something else. Lots of books, it's ok not to like them. I swear by Ondaatje... no one else seems to like him either. :)

~*Jobthingy*~ said...

i got nothing for you but wanted to say hi :)

alison said...

I read the first half then skipped to the end. It didn't speak to me either.

I just finished Louise Penny's latest Armand Gamache book, "The Murder Stone", and liked it, but not as much as the previous ones. Penny was a CBC broadcaster before writing this series.

One of my fave Can Lit books "St. Urbain's Horseman" by Mordecai Richler.