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on September 27, 2003
I stumbled upon Michael Turner's "The Pornographers Poem", while browsing discount book
shelves at a local book store. I purchased the book partly because of the excellent reviews on the
back cover including praise from the Globe and Mail.
I wasn't disappointed. Michael Turner's writing is very good, almost poetic. He is a master of
creating time and place, I could see the beach from his words.
I won't spoil the story by delving too deeply in the format, which is similar to an interrogation, by
an unnamed person. This however is the most effective part of the story and it makes for a most
satisfying ending.
After finishing the book, I have often thought about it and I realize that there could be many
different endings and you're never sure exactly which truths our main character has shared or withheld from his interrogator.
The book is raw and real in some parts, so it might offend the faint of heart, but those who appreciate serious, fresh writing will find this to be an excellent book.
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on December 15, 2016
One of the best Canadian novels ever. Still great 16 years later. Turner should write the sequel! Captivating use of narrative and film style, which was a first back then, or at least not as overdone as it is now. A huge influence on my own writing. This writing is alive!
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on August 6, 2014
I'm unsure what happened at the end, but if what I think happened happened, then I am impressed. Once you read this book, please let me know what you think happens at the end. aronr@aronr.com
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