15 July 2014

Richard Rohmer's Retaliation: The Chairmen Rave

Richard Rohmer
Toronto: PaperJacks, 1983
298 pages

This review now appears, revised and rewritten, in my new book:
The Dusty Bookcase:
A Journey Through Canada's
Forgotten, Neglected, and Suppressed Writing
Available at the very best bookstores and through

The Globe & Mail, 6 November 1982


  1. Hey Dusky,
    I think I left a comment here this morning, but it seems to have vanished. (The computers in this castle are so unreliable.) I thought your readers should know that Richard Rohmer's How to Write a Bestseller is available from Amazon for $0.03 used and $2.432.64 new.

    1. At $2,432.64 you'll never make the Globe & Mail list. On the other hand, move 101 copies and you'll have achieved a quarter million in sales. It's a trade-off, really.

    2. Amazon lists the book at $3,988.35 on its Canadian site. Must be the 60¢ dollar.