Due to its inherently startling nature, dystopian fiction remains an effective way to captivate readers and warn them of the dire repercussions of their actions. However, in Sinclair Lewis’s book It Can’t Happen Here, it is the reader’s inaction that leads to a spiralling series of events.
Dostoyevsky left no place for laughter in his novel. His message, among many, is clear: Actions have consequences. And some consequences can drag you into the unimaginable depths of hell.
“Much of what is discussed in this book boils down to the complex relationship between those suffering from a mental illness and a society that can’t understand what they are going through.”
The quintessential novel of the 1960s that most people have never heard of, Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me, is a seminal work of counterculture fiction, and required reading for anyone seriously interested in the Summer of Love.
If you’re looking for a fun, breezy way to brush up on your Shakespeare before exams roll around, don’t bother dusting off that old Coles Notes pamphlet that’s stashed under your bed. Margaret Atwood’s Hag-Seed has got you covered.
Packed with quirky characters, eccentric humour, and plenty of pop culture references, this 1990s cult novel reads like The Omen mixed with Monty Python.
Thien’s novel beat out eleven other exceptional Canadian works on the longlist of submissions.
Forget about watching saccharine holiday fluff like "Miracle on 34th Street" this holiday season. The Fulcrum recommends some worthwhile yuletide entertainment that have a bit more of an edge.
There are a total of four published works exploring the Shawbridge boys’ farm, or as it’s known to most who spend time there, The Farm. The fourth and most recent is the personal story of a young girl in the early ‘80s who became a ward of Quebec’s juvenile system and spent her teenage years chasing her freedom at nearly any cost.