Monday, January 6, 2014

Going Home Again

Choices. I finished reading Dennis Bock’s novel, Going Home Again, and was so satisfied and impressed that I couldn’t think of anything Bock could have done better in writing this book. The protagonist, Charlie Bellerose, finds himself in his early forties having achieved success at work, but separated from his wife. After twenty years in Madrid, he decides to return home to Toronto. Bock explores the choices Charlie and others have made, and the consequences of those choices. I often read literary fiction to reflect on the complexity of life, and to consider the many ways in which we can choose to live. In fewer than three hundred pages, Bock provides fine writing through presenting compelling characters whose behavior, both good and bad, offers insight into our human condition. I highly recommend this novel to any reader who enjoys the examination of choices in life, and who appreciates the skill of fine literary writing. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase Going Home Again from

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