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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

"Blouin's fiction is littered with truths that bring to question the same woes as its very characters: how do we know what's real? The novel is beautifully constructed and done so with intent. Each phrase designed so the bite of the last word lingers on your tongue, like a dare." 
- Sheena Lyonnais on 
"You don't know how to behave" 
in This Magazine

Saturday, March 15, 2014

WORK IN PROGRESS


And some notes regarding the last book "I Don't Know How to Behave (BookThug): 

"Michael Blouin has written a brilliant and complex narrative." This Magazine

"Reading Blouin’s most recent virtuoso performance, or his previous book, Wore Down Trust, is a bit like watching a child prodigy on YouTube – it’s inspiring, clearly brilliant but also a little disturbing because you start to wonder how some people get to be so darn gifted while the rest of us have to work so hard and could still never hope to pull it off... a wholly original, and wonderful hybrid of prose, poetry and script." Sean Wilson in The Ottawa Citizen

"Michael Blouin is the kind of author who gets rave reviews because he is talented, a risk-taker and so unlike anyone else you have ever read. A daredevil display of writing." Paul Gessell




 

Monday, March 03, 2014

A NEW REVIEW


"Michael Blouin has written a brilliant and complex narrative that vacillates through fractured prose. I Don't Know How to Behave tells the fictional story of real life people--film director Bruce MacDonald, poet Gillian Sze, and daredevil Ken Carter--all involved in the making of a documentary about Carter's infamous jump. It is notably reminiscent of another Canadian writer, Michael Turner, as it was MacDonald who adapted Turner's Hard Core Logo for film, subsequently turning it into his best-known work." - Sheena Lyonnais, This Magazine

Thursday, January 02, 2014

I DON'T KNOW HOW TO BEHAVE


Sean Wilson, Artistic Director of the International Writers' Festival, selects "I Don't Know How To Behave" as one of the top books of 2013 for The Ottawa Citizen. You can read the review right here: 


I Don’t Know How to Behave


Michael Blouin (Book Thug)

Reading Blouin’s most recent virtuoso performance, or his previous book, Wore Down Trust, is a bit like watching a child prodigy on YouTube – it’s inspiring, clearly brilliant but also a little disturbing because you start to wonder how some people get to be so darn gifted while the rest of us have to work so hard and could still never hope to pull it off. The narrative, a wholly original, and wonderful hybrid of prose, poetry and script, features fictionalized versions of poet Gillian Sze, filmmaker Bruce McDonald and Daredevil Ken Carter. It’s got stunts, bank robberies and tips on writing screenplays. But that doesn’t really tell you anything about what it’s like to read. For that, I can only quote from the book: 

“this is the first time ever for this/ ever/ and you are here.”

Sunday, August 11, 2013

WELCOME


Welcome. These pages provide updates on book projects past, present and future. My fourth book "I Don't Know How to Behave" was released this Fall by the renowned BookThug Press (see the links that follow for videos and music as well as links to the book's website). My novel "Chase and Haven" (Coach House) won Best Novel in Canada and was shortlisted for the Amazon First Novel Award. It is available from all bookstores, online from the publisher, from Amazon, on Kindle and Kobo as well as from ITunes. "Wore Down Trust (Pedlar Press) was nominated for the ReLit Award and won the 2012 Lampman Award. "I'm not going to lie to you" (Pedlar Press) is also available anywhere you buy books. My projected fifth book "Skin House" has just been completed in final draft. Hope you enjoy any time you spend on these pages. At the bottom of this page you will find more videos, reviews and news under "Older Posts". Global Author Representation is by Westwood Creative Artists (http://www.wcaltd.com/) and I can be contacted there or directly at knowwhoyouowe@hotmail.ca.