Books set in Canadian cities?

What are some books set in Canadian cities?

Canada has changed drastically in the last 20 or so years. What are some novels that capture the time before the mass migration, or books that capture the current time we're living in of drug use, foreign influence, and atomization?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't know dick about Canadian novelists, unless I've read one by accident. I can only imagine that books critical of the government and policies wouldn't be funded and subsidized by the government, as 80% of the media is.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Who wins book awards in Canada?

      The crazy amount of astroturfing of Canadian culture is exactly why I have to never stop writing and always push to get my voice out. Would be nice to find a handful of other Canadian authors like me in the world. It is hard to organize online because without meeting face-to-face, it is impossible to trust anyone else.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/uJgbQG8.jpg

      Who wins book awards in Canada?

      The crazy amount of astroturfing of Canadian culture is exactly why I have to never stop writing and always push to get my voice out. Would be nice to find a handful of other Canadian authors like me in the world. It is hard to organize online because without meeting face-to-face, it is impossible to trust anyone else.

      Samegay. Stop shilling your shit, Jason.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Not shilling, friendo, we're discussing literature based in Canadian cities. Got anything to add?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          your wife and daughter hate you and left you for a reason

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I can still build another family once I have 10+ books done, so why would that be a concern?

            You don't seem to have much ammunition against me. Why not attack the first line of my 3rd book? Oh wait, it's too good! 🙂

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            help jason bryan build a new family! buy his books today!

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Whose books should we buy if we want to drain the Bryan genetic pool for good?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Who is Jason Bryan?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This is a question that can be answered by Google. There are Canadian literary foundations and literary magazines, University programs, professors, all kinds of references available to you.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >here are Canadian literary foundations and literary magazines, University programs, professors,
        As the second anon quoted, that was the problem I highlighted. I'm aware of the Canadian publishing industry and how it works, which turned me off from reading anything written since I've been alive.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >There are Canadian literary foundations and literary magazines, University programs, professors, all kinds of references available to you.
        Those are all staffed by gays and normies, unfortunately.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >septum piercing personified

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Admittedly, I haven't read her stuff, but she's a nice person to talk to.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            All of these writers are indoctrinated at the Universities and share all of the same opinions. It is partially why the Canadian cultural landscape is so completely and utterly devoid of organic life.

            They are all sheltered as frick, and the winners are all chosen based on their "minority" identities. We are living in Trudeau's complete dystopia.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            When did you talk to her, and why?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            She's the currently the Mabel Pugh Taylor Writer in Residence for McMaster University. She works with writers and collaborates with the Hamilton Public Library at different events.
            Her time is almost up in the position, but there are a few events that she's still slated for in the local scene.
            Unfortunately, I didn't manage to book 1-on-1 time with her regarding my writing, since her office hours were filled with subpar academics and hack geriatrics. No real loss, since I'm willing to guess that she wouldn't like my stuff (nor I hers).

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Diversity hire 100%

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Norm Macdonald's Based In a True Story: A Memoir

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Not sure if this is centered around a Canadian city and the urban culture contained within, but Norm is definitely a gem in a sea of shit.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It is funny that nobody is attacking the work anymore, it is too good.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That's because nobody is bothering to read the Amazon preview anymore.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Does IQfy read, or does IQfy just crab?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          WE READ. AND WE BOOST OUR KINGS UP OUT OF THE BUCKET

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Pure AI slop that occasionally lapses into the usual JB howlers, which makes for unintentionally hilarious reading.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          At least it won't put anyone to sleep like Zulu's snorefest trash.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I'd put chapter 3 or chapter 9 up against anything IQfy has written. It flows so beautifully and is a fun read.

            Jason pls. This is embarrassing.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Not at all, the book is a work of art.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I'd put chapter 3 or chapter 9 up against anything IQfy has written. It flows so beautifully and is a fun read.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The Jungle Book.
    Siddhartha.
    Curry and Rice.
    The Siege of Krishnapur.
    Journey to the West.
    Dream of the Red Chamber.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Curry and Rice.
      Is this about Brampton?

      What cities are these books about?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        https://archive.org/details/curryriceonforty00atkiuoft/page/n6/mode/1up

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >they can't find any paragraphs to ridicule and they don't post anymore because the book is too good

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Need more urban tales of insane crackheads and true misfits of the streets... where are these types of books?

    I'd assume they'd all have to be relatively new, because the crackheads were never as crazy as they are in 2024 in 2004, for example. Shit, in 2004, the streets were practically pristine in comparison to the insane shit you can witness on nearly any decently large town in Canada.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It might not be what you want, but you might enjoy:
    Fifth Business, by Robertson Davies
    The Underpainter, by Jane Urquhart
    Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, by Stephen Leawiener
    Fifteen Dogs, by Alex Alexis
    In The Skin of a Lion, by Michael Ondaatje
    Obasan, by Joy Kogawa
    Those are the ones that I've read.

    Otherwise, there's probably a bunch authors which probably satisfy your question, but I can't speak to their quality or enjoyment:
    Mordecai Richler
    Lucy Maud Montgomery
    Miriam Toews
    Margaret Laurence
    Alice Munro
    Douglas Coupland

    Regardless, as a country, we lack a real literary tradition outside of some poets that no one reads.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Douglas Coupland
      This dude is gay, a complete fricking hack, and 100% astroturfed by our shitty state broadcaster here in Canada. This dude is a living embodiment of globohomosexual and 100% supports everything you'd imagine a modern Canadian supports.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >or books that capture the current time we're living in of drug use, foreign influence, and atomization
        The little I've read of him, I've disliked.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I've met him before and he's 100% exactly like you'd expect. The "arts scene" in Vancouver was basically gay communists who get government grants and interviews from the CBC. The 4-5 years I spent navigating those social circles really opened my eyes to how much certain groups take over crowds and institutions. To find masculine straight men who write, or even make art at all, is so fricking rare. It is 90%+ queer mystery meats or women, the rest gay guys. A couple regular women, the rest are all the septum-piercing types who hate capitalism but exist because of capitalism.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Douglas Coupland, to sum him up in 1 sentence, is a big blubbering gay man who is gay gay gay and open about it, and flirty with every wiener within 30 feet.

          The embodiment of fat gay man who hits on every man stereotype. He had a bunch of groupies around him and was just doing the "I'm a bald fat gay man" routine. This is what gets you popular in Canadian art circles.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Vancouver "art", almost as bad as the anti-white exhibit that ran recently indoors at the art gallery. Douglas Cope-land is a complete hack, which is exactly why the guy gets press in this shithole of a country.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Set in Montreal

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Can't find anywhere to read it online

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That was not a requirement on the OP.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I read this book when I was like 10 or 11–my aunt had it on her bookshelf, and from the cover I assumed it was a kid’s book. It left me moderately traumatised.

      Can't find anywhere to read it online

      It’s on libgen, moron.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Link, dork?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Go on libgen and look it up yourself, moron.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >504 Gateway Time-out
            Site's fricked yo

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The libgen link worked for me, so I uploaded the epub to a file sharing service for you. Here you go, moron.
            https://gofile.io/d/AwfNF7

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Sweet, thanks dipshit

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            no prob, virgin

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Haha that book is decent, the part where the 12 year old is slamming the broomhandle on the floor because the nammers downstairs are cooking stinky food is 100% accurate. I lived in a building when I was like 20 years old and a neighbour ate durian and half the building wanted to fricking lynch them. Someone threw a brick through their patio window and they finally stopped bringing that fricking fruit into the building.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Who's Jason?

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Look up Quebecois romans du terroir if you want stuff from old OLD Canada with heavy tradcath nationalist vibes.

    also you should have a nice day

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >OLD Canada with heavy tradcath nationalist vibes.
      You mean the gays that let the country turn into what it is today?

      >also you should have a nice day
      Going to keep writing while you seethe on the sidelines

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >trying to think of anything set in St. John's specifically, or Newfoundland generally
    >most of the shit is "white trash townies acting like white trash" - drug users, petty crime enthusiasts, etc.
    >what isn't, is stuff like "a complete history of one shipwreck off of Podunk Cove"

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Newfoundland
      Pictel if you like historical fiction (sort of), or a handful of books by the same authot

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        i've read The Innocents. It was pretty good tbh I need to check The Adversary out, thanks anon!

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sunshine sketches of a little town is good for this purpose, but it's old.

    Watch early seasons of trailer park boys if you want to see what Canada was like 20 years ago. Unironicqlly accurate, especially for maritimers

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    There's always Life of Pi by Yann Martel.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The last 2 books I tried reading that were set in Canada turned out to both be about trannies.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Hahahaha, yep, Canada for you!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Do you remember what they were called? I want to look up whether or not the government paid for them... Canada is so fricked.

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