Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Reverb 11: Day 13

What stuck with you? In 2011, what book that you read, film that you saw, song that you heard (or whatever is your preferred sensory experience) really stuck with you? The kind of thing where you keep thinking about it.

Annabel, by Kathleen Winter. I've already gushed about this book, and so rather than repeat my gushing ad nauseum, I'm just going to link to my review/essay/musings on it. And then you can read it, ad nauseum.

My favourite book of the year, hands down. I still think about it daily--I remember certain lines, or certain images, or I'll be walking down a Hamilton street and the arrangement of tiles inside a shop will remind me of Treadway. I stand in Ontario and smell the plants of Labrador. In so many ways, I feel as though this book has inserted itself into my DNA. And yet I say all that while recognizing it's not a book that will resonate with everybody--though oh, how I wish that it could. I wish everyone who picked that book up could have their soul cracked open. I really, truly do.

Anyway. Here I go, gushing ad nauseum again. Read the review. Read the book. And I hope it changes your life as much as it changed mine.

1 comment:

  1. I think you'd have to be an idiot not to have that book resonate with you. It could be like a test, the idiot test.