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Corvus
Corvus | Harold Johnson
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Eighty years have passed since flash floods, droughts, and tornadoes have ravaged the North American landscape and mass migrations to the north have led to decade-long wars. In the thriving city of La Ronge, George Taylor and Lenore Hanson are lawyers who rarely interact with members of the lower classes from the impoverished suburb of Regis and the independently thriving Ashram outside the city. They live in a world of personalized Platforms, self-driving cars, and cutting edge Organic Recreational Vehicles (ORVs), where gamers need never leave their virtual realities. Lenore befriends political dissenter and fellow war veteran Richard Warner, and George accidentally crash-lands his ORV near the mountain-sheltered haven of a First Nations community, they become exposed to new ways of thinking. As the lives of these near-strangers become intertwined, each is forced to confront the past before their relationships and lives unravel. Taking its title from the Latin name for the Trickster bird of First Nations, Norse, and Christian mythologies, Corvus examines the illusions of security we build through technology and presents a scathing satire of a world caught up in climate change denial and the glorification of war. Buy an e-book version of this book at Kobo, Amazon Kindle Store, or your favourite eBook store - See more at: http://tdp.onixedit.com/book?id=814910&returnurl=http%3A%2F%2Ftdp.onixedit.com%2FResults%3Fpage%3D4#sthash.Mwaeoagv.dpuf
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DebB117
Corvus | Harold Johnson
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I committed to read the CBC Reads list this year, and Corvus was on the list. It is a tale set in the future, and I would normally give it a swerve. I‘m so glad I didn‘t. Definitely recommend this book. It paints a bleak picture of what the world will look like in 70 years...think security and food scarcity. However, the main characters end up giving you hope.

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xicanti
Corvus | Harold Johnson
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I didn‘t finish CORVUS as planned because my mum needed me as grocery shopping muscle this morning, but I did make it through a nice chunk while I drank a free accidental mocha. (I ordered a variety that‘s not on the menu anymore, and the woman thought I said mocha, and when it came I figured, hey, I‘d drink it anyways because it wasn‘t like I could have the other thing.) Fifty pages to go!

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xicanti
Corvus | Harold Johnson
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Saturday book & breakfast: a fried egg smushed up over shredded potatoes so the yolk mingled with hot sauce & crumbled bleu cheese to produce deliciousness. Oh, and some bacon showed up, too.

I‘m hoping to finish CORVUS this morning. It‘s still seriously good, but I didn‘t get much time with it yesterday.

MoonWitch94 This looks delicious 😋 7mo
Crazeedi Yum!!! 7mo
batsy Yummm! 7mo
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xicanti
Corvus | Harold Johnson
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Are we seeing more Indigenous SFF hit the shelves than ever before, or have we just started to hear buzz about the stuff that‘s been here all along?

CORVUS is one of those SF Marketed As Litfic things, and it feels like a book I could fall in love with. It‘s also far from Cree writer Harold Johnson‘s first book, let alone his first SFMALF, so I suspect the “sudden” wealth of Indigenous SFF is a visibility thing more than anything else.

StephanieMarie Loved this one! That's 100% why I'm a Canada Reads fan, it gets me reading books I might not have heard of otherwise! 7mo
xicanti @StephanieMarie hurray for Canada Reads! This one was barely on my radar before it made the longlist. 7mo
StephanieMarie @xicanti I hadn't ever heard of it. I thought it was great! The ORVs I thought were such a unique idea 7mo
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xicanti
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Another week; another library haul. I‘ve got a Squirrel Girl reread/catch-up in my near future!

I‘m excited about CORVUS, too. It‘s the second-to-last Canada Reads longlist title on my holds page, and it looks super good.

RamsFan1963 I love The Terrifics!! Its my favorite new DC series. 8mo
xicanti @RamsFan1963 I‘m looking forward to it! It sounds so good. 8mo
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StephanieMarie
Corvus | Harold Johnson
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Who's excited for Canada reads???? I'm starting this one from the long list. 2 more days until the final books and the panelists are announced! #canadareads #soexcited #diversebooks

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StaceyKondla
Corvus | Harold Johnson
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A unique dystopian novel that addresses culture, religion, war, politics, climate change, materialism, spiritualism and ultimately what it means to be human. I found the narrative to be jarring at times, but the more I read the more I enjoyed. This book has something to say and encourages thinking and feeling. Some of the characters that Harold Johnson created in this novel will resonate with me for a long time. I enjoyed the Raven narrator.

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StaceyKondla
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Started this one today - beautiful cover, compelling premise

Clare-Dragonfly Ooh, intriguing. Let us know if it's as good as it sounds! 3y
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