Reviewed by Sheldon Goldfarb
in The Ormsby Review (now the British Columbia Review)

…Mostly the collection focuses on suffering men, young or old, dealing with the problems of age or simply the perplexities of life, but then there is the quite different “But No, Nothing,” with its focus on mother and priest, and its bringing to life of a different world that is yet reminiscent. Strange that it’s the distant and strange that can beckon so strongly. There are no real bad guys in this story; there is nuanced portrayal of characters who come to life in an individuality that can lead to a stronger connection than the surface connection to buying a Vancouver house. (To read the entire review, click here.)

Reviewed by Bill Arnott
in the Miramichi Reader

…As I finish reading The Four-Faced Liar, I’m left with the satisfaction one has following a five-star meal. Portion sizes, at first glance, might strike some as modest. But upon completion, you are utterly satisfied. What’s been presented and shared is exactly what should be presented and shared. The chef does know best. And with Bridgman’s latest offering I recommend taking a seat. Let the cook do what he consistently does so well, pulling together ingredients to tantalize, nourish, and sate, in this case through words, discrete and brilliant. Yet again, author P.W. Bridgman has created a series of journeys worth taking. (To read the entire review, click here.)

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