A glance at the Books section in today’s Toronto Star prompts the question.
Here we find 12 reviews: five long (maybe 600 words), two short (maybe 300), and five micro (say 35). And not one of the 12 treats anything related to Canada.
Let’s not count the micros, which focus on science-based books. Fair enough.
But the “longs” treat works set in Wisconsin, San Francisco, New York, Paris, and California. The “shorts” look to Washington and New Hampshire. And of the seven authors, only one is Canadian.
What are we to conclude? Maybe most Canadian writers aren’t producing anything worth reading? Or maybe Canada is really, really boring: not worth writing about?
Hey, wait a minute. Haven’t we seen this movie before?
Somehow, we’ve gone back to the future, only it looks like 1968.