Rettie on Books

Goodbye to All That
Last thoughts of a columnist.

Alex Rettie bids a fond farewell to Alberta Views readers


Thinking and Creating
You’re doing it anyway-so have fun!

Adam Melnyk’s Visual Orgasm: The Early Years of Canadian Graffiti; Robert R. Martin’s There Are Two Errors in the Title of This Book*.


Great Theatre of the Soul
Alberta playwrights on the page.

Karen Hines’ Drama: Pilot Episode; Stewart Lemoine’s Witness to Conga and Other Plays.


Apocalypse Soon
Dead ducks, monsters and alchemy.

Minister Faust’s The Alchemists of Kush; C.D. Evans and L.M. Shyba’s 5,000 Dead Ducks; Craig DiLouie’s The Infection.


How They Made It
Two musicians tell all.

Jann Arden’s Falling Backwards: A Memoir; Ice-T and Douglas Century’s Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption-from South Central to Hollywood.


Broken Eggs, No Omelette

Ian Bullock’s Romancing the Revolution: The Myth of Soviet Democracy and the British Left; Jalal Barzanji’s The Man in Blue Pyjamas


Failure to Thrive

Moreau’s edition of The Writings of David Thompson, Vol. 1: The Travels; Kaye’s Goodlands: A Meditation and History on the Great Plains


Sail Away

Dustship Glory by Andreas Schroeder; Winter in Fireland: A Patagonian Sailing Adventure by Nicholas Coghlan


DIY Biography

A Painful Duty: 40 Years at the Criminal Bar by C. D. Evans; Little Comrades by Laurie Lewis.


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