Friday, February 24, 2012

I Am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley

Alan Bradley is a good Canadian lad, however his Flavia de Luce series is set in a post-WWII British village.  He does, however, manage to throw a few bones out to his Canadian roots in small references that not many would get.  I find there are a lot of stylistic traits between his village of Bishop's Lacey and Stephen Leacock's Mariposa.  There is also the cast of the usual characters that make up a rural village ensemble in either country. I suppose that's why I enjoy these and can still consider it Can Lit even though the subject isn't necessarily Canadian.

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