- 2005 Giller Nominee. See the full 2005 Giller Prize Shortlist.
Cutting rapidly from one point of view to another, roaming freely between past and present in a single scene, and lingering sensuously over miniscule physical details (like the jar of faded forget-me-nots on Frank's windowsill), Lisa Moore is a stylist in a class with Virginia Woolf and Jeannette Winterson. While her dialogue can seem unnaturally confessional and the number of characters makes it difficult to identify with anyone for long, Alligator is a triumph. No one else in mainstream Canadian fiction writes quite like Lisa Moore. --Lisa Alward
Wanting to support "local" authors I saw that this book was written by an author from St John's, Newfoundland and just had to get it for my friend who lives in Newfoundland. Read morePublished on Jan. 6 2010 by Sarah Butland
Every aspiring writer should read this book to learn how to create fascinating, believable characters. Splendid, unique voice. Full of perception. Highly recommended.Published on April 19 2009 by Lauren B. Davis
I decided to read this book because it was nominated for the Giller Prize a few years back. After reading the book though, I was left with a bland feeling. Read morePublished on Oct. 4 2006 by NorthVan Dave
I could visualize everything Moore wrote. Every character had fundamental choices which shaped their lives. Read morePublished on Jan. 12 2006 by Jeannette
this is an amazing read...lisa moore molds characters into your mind, and makes you "feel" something...I couldn't put this book down. Read morePublished on Nov. 7 2005