on July 18, 2016
(Fiction, Canadian, Quebecois, translated) 3.5 star rating
I’ve wanted to read this since Rock Carrier championed it in CBC’s Canada Reads in 2005.
Translated from French, VW Blues is the story of an impulsive road trip from Gaspe in Quebec to Las Vegas, Nevada to find the protagonist’s brother, with whom he has had no contact for 20 years.
I thought it dragged in spots although, in the end, everything tied together.
Read this: if you’ve thought about going off to find long-lost relatives. 3½ stars
on August 6, 2001
This book was the first Poulin I have read. Eventually I read all of them, but this one is his best. Read it slowly, dream along, savour every page. I found some of his other books a bit hard to crack, but not this one. This is something everyone can (and should) enjoy. Beautiful.