This is That: Travel Guide to Canada

This Is That: Travel Guide to Canada

This is That is a weekly satirical public affairs program on CBC Radio.  With the help of producer Chris Kelly and comedian/podcaster Dave Shumka, hosts Pat Kelly and Chris Oldring ventured into the literary world and produced their first book – This is That: Travel Guide to Canada! Here’s the thing; being Canadian myself, jokes…

The Second Life of Nick Mason by Steve Hamilton

The Second Life of Nick Mason

After a botched robbery, Nick Mason is stuck doing twenty-five to life.  After only serving five years, he’s approached by the prison’s most powerful inmate with an opportunity – if said inmate can get Nick out, he’d serve the remainder of his term as his hired hand on the outside.  With the allure to see…

The Given Day by Dennis Lehane

The Given Day

I have it pretty good here in ol’ 2016. I work nine to five, Monday to Friday. I have a decent health plan and my job consists of sitting on my ass in front of a computer all day. I get regular raises and if I get sick, I can rest up for a few…

Pet Sematary by Stephen King

Pet Sematary

Just like The Shining and Salem’s Lot, my first exposure to Pet Sematary prior to reading the novel had been from a Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror episode.  You know, the one where Bart reads this incantation from a book of black magic in hopes to raise their beloved cat Snowball I from the dead but…

Salem's Lot by Stephen King

Salem’s Lot

Following the death of his wife, author Ben Mears returns to Jerusalem’s Lot, the town in which he spent his childhood, to continue work on a novel.  However, it wouldn’t be a Stephen King story if there wasn’t something sinister lurking in a small town.  Did I mention this takes place in Maine? King has…

You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

You Will Know Me

Katie and Eric Knox are parents to Devon, a young, talented and ambitious gymnast with Olympic aspirations.  Devon has sacrificed her childhood in exchange for hard work and dedication to her craft while Eric and Katie have sacrificed their personal lives and finances to help Devon realize her full potential.  As Devon approaches the age…