Fiction

Peter Behrens, The Law of Dreams

Currently reading Peter Behrens’ The Law of Dreams, having recently finished his The O’Briens. So I’m doing things backwards (The Law of Dreams I should have read first): what else is new? I have to say, while his novel is of…

The best damn fiddler…

Reading Peter Behrens’ The O’Briens, I was reminded (because of the novel’s character of Mick Heaney, a drunkard and a degenerate, and an Ottawa Valley fiddler) of a film I watched many years ago: The Best Damn Fiddler from Calabogie…

Aside

Currently reading (and greatly enjoying) Peter Behrens’ The O’Briens. Probably the only novel I’ve ever read that begins with the Famine Irish of Pontiac County, Québec. Up the Pontiac!