I am one of those “crackpots” (as your reader Michael Cox called us in Letters, No. 63) who keeps every issue of Geist permanently. The arrival of a Geist is an event in our household, and my husband and I read it cover to cover together.
I must say that I was disappointed by Stephen Henighan’s sour-grapes essay on the Giller: his comment about Vincent Lam’s wife was particularly offensive, bordering on racist.
I found Bloodletting and Other Miraculous Cures to be an inventive and elegant series of stories, and I am too old to care if Henighan and his friends disapprove. All of which doesn’t change my attitude toward Geist one whit. It will continue to be one of my great treats.
—Deirdre Laidlaw, Selkirk MB