Yellowknife by Steve Zipp

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Stars: ***1/2

I received a copy of this book for review from the author for the Canadian Book Challenge. He is giving away review copies for the 2nd Canadian Book Challenge too. Check out his blog and email him if you are interested.

First of all I’d like to thank Steve Zipp for the review copy and apologize for waiting until the very last minute to read it and even longer to review it.

First I want to comment on the book cover, which is white. I don’t recall ever reading a book with a white cover before. It looked really attractive but got dirty really easy. I read while eating a LOT.

Okay now onto the story. Yellowknife is very different from all the other books I’ve read. First of all it’s about life in the North which I haven’t had the opportunity to read much about. Second there are a LOT of characters in it, which became a little confusing at times, although it wasn’t as confusing as I expected it to be. It was kind of neat in a way to read about the lives of a bunch of individuals and then how many of them ended up intersecting.

Although it was a bit of a difficult read and it wasn’t really my thing, it was still a pretty good book and I recommend it to anyone wanting to know more about life in the North of Canada.

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