Douglas & McIntyre Reviews
Allan Levine has done us all a favour by devoting his considerable talents and imagination to writing a “biography” of Toronto. The city becomes more real and alive under his microscope, and his powers of narration and storytelling make this a lively and informative read...Despite the vast effort to ...
Canada's History, May 20, 2015Read more about Toronto >>
"History buffs will thoroughly enjoy Allan Levine’s volume Toronto. This huge book is the result of (obviously) years of painstaking research and thorough writing. The book is neatly divided into chapters by thirteen historic periods, starting from 1615 when a French Canadian named Brûlé first ...
San Francisco Book Review, May 11, 2015Read more about Toronto >>
“Scott Feschuk is an extremely funny guy…the book is an entertaining miscellany of social satire.”
Quill & Quire, Dec 1, 2014Read more about The Future and Why We Should Avoid It >>
“Ambitious in scope and masterful in execution, Allan Levine’s panoramic portrait of our city from its beginnings to the present is sweeping and opinionated, judicious and clever, insightful and gossipy all at once… His summation of the Ford years is simply superb…Let’s face it: for a writer like Levine, ...
The Canadian Jewish News, Nov 20, 2014Read more about Toronto >>
“…Feschuk, the popular Maclean's magazine columnist, has to be our country’s most-persistently entertaining and relevant humorist…. If this was the future, I would pick Feschuk to be our standard bearer and tribute in The Humour Games… an uncommon ability to string absurdities and funny sentences together ...
Stubbornbooks, Nov 17, 2014Read more about The Future and Why We Should Avoid It >>
“When he straddles the line between completely ludicrous and actually real, The Future and Why We Should Avoid It is gut-bustingly hilarious… It’s Feschuk’s sense of outrage and bafflement at the folly of humanity that make this book such an enjoyable read… The Future and Why We Should Avoid It is a ...
The Western Gazette, Oct 25, 2014Read more about The Future and Why We Should Avoid It >>
“Feschuk is the country’s funniest wise guy …his new book The Future And Why We Should Avoid It is every bit as delightful as his magazine columns…Feschuk takes a sardonic yet sobering look at what’s over the horizon for our tech-obsessed culture. But sober is the last thing you’ll want to be in Feschuk’s ...
Ottawa Citizen, Oct 16, 2014Read more about The Future and Why We Should Avoid It >>
“Feschuk, a columnist for Maclean’s, infuses humour and mockery into his idea of what the fate of humanity holds. Buckle down and get ready for satirical look at our modern day world.”
Ottawa Life Magazine, Oct 15, 2014Read more about The Future and Why We Should Avoid It >>
"Somehow, Sunhwa was never broken. She continued to defy the regime in her determination to save herself and her family…[She] seems to credit the force of this image with her survival but equally powerful was her own extraordinary compassion, which pushed her through her own suffering, striving to care ...
Maclean's, Oct 11, 2014Read more about Stars between the Sun and Moon >>
“The meaning of the many Korean words used can be deduced from the narrative. Jang doesn't provide an analysis of the political forces within North Korea or the pressures waged against it, but raises questions, such as why Party officials had "round, rosy cheeks," while the skin of ordinary workers turned ...
Winnipeg Free Press, Oct 11, 2014Read more about Stars between the Sun and Moon >>