Tag Archives: Derryll White

Camilleri delights all the senses

Book Review By Derryll White Camilleri, Andrea (2013).  The Dance of the Seagull. I always look forward to a new Andrea Camilleri novel. He has a Mediterranean sense of lightness, of the quirky fun of a life lived well, that … > Read More

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Writing in Food of Love is ribald and funny

Book Review By Derryll White Capella, Anthony (2005).  The Food of Love. Meglio un giorno do leone che cento da pecora: “Better to live one day as a lion than a hundred as a sheep.” A beautiful young woman gave … > Read More

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Story disappears in subterfuge and stoned smoke

Book Review By Derryll White Brown, E.R. (2013).  Almost Criminal. This is E.R. Brown’s first novel. Set in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland, it explores the business of growing and marketing illegal marijuana. Brown takes every opportunity to point out what … > Read More

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Cash grab of publisher and estate just aren’t up to quality

Book Review By Derryll White Knott, Robert (2013). Robert B. Parker’s Ironhorse and Brandman, Michael (2011). Robert B. Parker’s Killing the Blues. There is something very cynical and exploitative going on in book publishing today.  Rather than developing new writers … > Read More

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Story exits with shining vision of all things love can be

Book Review By Derryll White Grebe, Camilla and Asa Träff (2013).  More Bitter Than Death. “Love is lethal.  Watch out for love.” ‘More Bitter Than Death’ is the third collaboration by this Swedish sister combination. It is a dark psychological … > Read More

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This book will make you think; thanks boarder dude

Book Review By Derryll White Crimethinc Ex-Workers’ Collective (2011).  Work. If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept it all to themselves.  -    Lane Kirkland This is a different kind of book. My first … > Read More

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Coelho leads readers to ask deep and hard questions

Book Review By Derryll White Coelho, Paulo (2004).  Eleven Minutes.             Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved    much; but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.    - … > Read More

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Slapshot – Sport in Art all March at CDAC

Creating a bridge between Cranbrook’s art scene and sport scene, the Cranbrook and District Arts Council (CDAC) is holding an art exhibition for the month of March titled ‘Slapshot – Sport in Art.’ Local artists submitted their sport themed work … > Read More

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I got more out of Brady’s work than from years of study

Book Review By Derryll White Brady, John (1988).  A Stone of the Heart. This is John Brady’s first novel, in which he introduces Dublin police sergeant Matt Minogue. I have read and reviewed a couple of Brady’s later works, and … > Read More

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Too many died for me to enjoy this novel

Book Review By Derryll White Billingham, Mark (2009).  Blood Line. I have never read Mark Billingham. I noticed that he has seven novels published in the Detective Inspector Tom Thorne series. For that reason I expected the character to be … > Read More

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