00. The Girl in Saskatoon

The Girl in Saskatoon: A Meditation on Memory and Murder by Sharon Butala

Pages: 260
Finished: DNF
First Published: March, 2008
Genre: memoir
Rating: DNF
Reason for Reading: received this ARC from Harper Collins Canada

First sentence:

One soft spring evening in 1962 a young nurse named Alexandra Wiwcharuk was
murdered and an entire city came to a stop: Alexandra's murder was all anyone
could talk about.


Comments: With that promising first sentence, I was interested to read about this true crime and the unfortunate girl who was murdered. Unfortunately, this book was all about the author. I couldn't finish it. I got to page 104 and had not learnt anything about the crime that was not stated in that first sentence. I don't normally write about books I don't finish, but since this was sent to me as a Review Copy I feel obligated to give my opinion however short. The author spends the majority of this book (the part I read) comparing her life to the victim's, how they were similar and how they were different. I didn't care for the author's voice and was mostly bored with the narrative. If you are looking for True Crime, this is not the book for you.

Comments

  1. Is there such a thing as true autobiograpy crime? ;D

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  2. Thanks for the heads up. I'll skip this one.

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