"Watch How We Walk" was a great book. My favourite of the three so far. It had me wanting to read more to find out what happened. I loved how the narration changed back and forth between the main character as a child and then as the main character as a young adult.
"All My Puny Sorrows" was not greatly enjoyed by me. I found that I really didn't like many of the characters in the book. I found it dragged in the middle. It was also full of poetry. I think this book would be great for someone who reads a book looking for themes and deeper meanings along the way. I'm sure it could be studied line by line for it's depth but I just like to read a book on a more surface level to find out what happens and be entertained. I'm not interested in writing an essay on it. I had enough of that in my college days. LOL
"Tell" was enjoyable. It takes place after the First World War. I always gravitate to books of this time period. I like hearing what life was like then. It did have lots of the everyday ordinary life stuff but also had a really strong ending. I loved that it was set in the winter and described our Canadian winter so perfectly.
As for the Giller Prize of 2014, the short list of 6 books has been announced. I am thrilled that 3 of the 5 books that I originally chose are still in the running for the award, "All My Puny Sorrows", "Tell" and "The Girl Who Was Saturday Night".
I still have 2 books to read before the winner is announced on November 10.
I'll be back later with my final book reviews as well as the Giller Prize winner.