Which is worse: Canadian novels on the Net or Amazon Kindle?
The same question has been asked of the Canadian books of the past few decades, and in each case it has been answered in different ways.
Both of them have provided a steady stream of new material for readers to explore, and have attracted a diverse and eclectic crowd of authors who range from highbrow novelists like Jane Austen and Virginia Woolf to lesser-known writers like Paul Auster and James Joyce.
But the question remains: Which is best?
In a new book, Canadian literary critic and columnist Susan Wojcicki takes a stab at answering that question.
The Book of the Month “The Book that Keeps On Keeping,” is the title of Wojccicki’s new book that focuses on the Canadian literature of the last decade.
Wojccinicki, a member of the literary society at the University of Waterloo, first started reading Canadian books online in 2010 when her parents moved from Canada to the United States, and she found a great deal of interest in Canadian literature.
“I was always interested in books by Canadians,” Wojceki said in an interview.
“I was really drawn to reading things that were written in English and by Canadians.”
“There’s something about Canadian writing that I think is really powerful, and I wanted to understand more about how it might work in the digital age,” Wozcickie added.
In “The Book That Keeps on Keeping” Wojciksi focuses on six Canadian writers, starting with the late J.M. Coetzee, who published his first book in 1962, The Last Word, in 1968.
The other writers on her list include Paul Austen, George Orwell, F. Scott Fitzgerald, George Saunders, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, and James Patterson.
These are not the only Canadian writers Wojcinicki mentions, but they are by far the most popular and the ones she says she finds most interesting.
She also points to other authors whose works are still relevant and who she feels have had a lasting impact on the country.
She notes that, for example, Robert Louis Stevenson’s works, which are considered classics by many people, have been translated into at least seven different languages, including English, Spanish, German, and French.
“And in fact, in this book I was inspired to translate a number of Stevenson’s books into English and to put them in a new way,” Woycickieti said.
Among the books Wojicicki has found most interesting are Stephen King’s “Paradise Lost,” which she wrote while she was in high school, and the Canadian novelist and journalist James Patterson’s “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.”
Woycieki also notes that her favorite Canadian novelist is Elizabeth Gilbert.
“Elizabeth Gilbert was a very different writer than Coetzees,” Wazcyk wrote.
“Gilbert’s novels are deeply thought-provoking, deeply provocative, and very well-written.
Her style was so different from her husband’s, and there’s something very attractive about her.
She’s the one writer who seems to me to have had the most impact on this country.”
Wojcik is the first Canadian writer to feature in a book of her own.
She first read “The Last Word” as a teenager in her native country of Canada, but she didn’t read much Canadian fiction at the time.
Woycik said she was drawn to the books of Canadian writers such as Wojchickie, Patterson, and King, and that she wanted to tell her own story.
After graduating from university, Woycilk moved to the U.S. to pursue a career as a novelist.
In 2007, she published her first book, “The Secret Life of the City,” which included a chapter on the City of Ottawa.
It was a hit, but it also drew criticism from some Canadians, who questioned whether Woyccickietis portrayal of the city as an urban slum was accurate.
Following the book’s success, Wojcilk and her husband, author and broadcaster Peter Woyck, started looking for a publisher.
They contacted two Canadian publishing houses, but both of them turned them down.
They also contacted the author, and were surprised to learn that she had been writing in French.
So they decided to take matters into their own hands.
On Oct. 19, 2008, Wozcik announced that she was writing a book called “A Thousand Faces,” which focused on the relationship between a Canadian author and his or her hometown.
The book was a huge success and was soon available on Amazon, a digital-first retailer.
Wojcyk also announced a new