Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Consolation

Michael Redhill reads tonight at Audrey’s Books [7:30pm].

Kathy Kerr, in her review in the Edmonton Journal said:

"Consolation is a novel of Toronto. And at some point it may be deemed THE novel of Toronto. The city's history, geography and complex character are the heart and mind of Consolation, an accomplished followup to the success of Michael Redhill's first novel Martin Sloane. It's not a particularly complimentary portrait of a city, but it is a vital and fascinating one." [Sept. 17, 2006]
Many people really liked Redhill's last novel, Martin Sloane. It won several awards and was shortlisted for the Giller Prize. Noah Richler particularly liked it:
“I read a superb novel yesterday, the kind that makes you lousy company for hours afterwards — because you want to mull over its details rather than be social, because you prefer its world to the one that, at dinner, you suddenly find yourself contending with. The novel is Martin Sloane…[I]f you care about voice, if you want to read a good novel more than about its author, then you’ll want to read this book…The work that resulted from all [Redhill’s] toil fills me with respect. This is an adult book — one that shows the maturity of proper incubation. It is accomplished, considered, polished — a novel of depth and many aspects. Martin Sloane makes you realize just how thin and fleeting most of what passes for good fiction is. Bravo, then, to Michael Redhill, the man who waited — and who set his own high standards.” —Noah Richler, National Post

2 Comments:

Blogger Christopher said...

Michael Redhill is all of these things, and an amazing playwright, but I was one of two people who came to see him at Audrey's. The other was his publicist. Fortunately, that lent itself to having a nice conversation with him alone, but I was just as bewildered as he was.

12:31 AM  
Blogger Libarbarian said...

Yikes! I'd heard that attendance was not great for that reading but only two people is really depressing. And one thing Edmontonians are usually good at is showing up!

12:39 PM  

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