Posts by Literature Column

The shame of e-books

By Shoshana Deutsh, Literary Columnist • November 27, 2012

E-books can be functional, but they don’t truly replicate the reading experience. (Photo supplied)

E-readers are good for students. They are also good for people who travel a lot, whether they’re commuting or sitting around in airports a lot. …

Not just for nerds

By Shoshana Deutsh, Literary Columnist • November 20, 2012

A great graphic novel allows its characters to leap off the page. (Photo supplied)

As a literary form, graphic novels are often dismissed because of their reputation. Some readers are turned away because they have pictures, thinking that …

Why vampires should never, ever be blood-sucking fairies

By Shoshana Deutsh, Literary Columnist • October 24, 2012

Be wary of vampires. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Like many fans of fiction, I have occasionally encountered the trope of the vampire in all its glory and shame. Seeing as Halloween is …

How to lose four months in eight simple steps

By Shoshana Deutsh, Literary Columnist • October 16, 2012

A few books can really round out your procrastination game. (Photo by Stewart Butterfield via Flickr.com)

It’s now October. The leaves are still on the trees, the sun occasionally peers out from behind clouds carrying days of torrential rain, and …