A review by tobin_elliott
Vinyl Cafe Turns the Page by Stuart McLean

emotional funny hopeful inspiring lighthearted reflective relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated


Occasionally, when I happen to find a hardcover copy of McLean's Vinyl Cafe books, I'll always grab them. I've been listening to, or reading his Vinyl Cafe stories for twenty years now and, while I always remember the funny ones, it's always the poignant ones that catch me off guard.

I love these stories. McLean talked about "the importance of being unimportant" and that's what these disarming stories all have in common. They're just the funny, strange, weird, or heart-tugging stories that you'll hear from your friends and co-workers, but McLean puts this lovely polish on them that makes them so comforting, you can't help but smile after each one.

I miss Stuart McLean.