"A classic Canadian novel."
"A compelling fable about violence, superstition, love and the shallowness of modern life."
"MacGregor's description of this rural Ontario family is reminiscent of William Faulkner's descriptions of rural Mississippi families -- the sense of foreboding, the family members bound together by dark secret, the mentally retarded relative, the clash of organized religion and the occult…. Clearly then, The Last Season is much more than a sports book."
Globe and Mail
"[The Last Season] is so rich in meaning that to call it simply a hockey novel is misleading…. In giving Canadians Felix Batterinski, Roy MacGregor has shown them a vital part of themselves."
"Sports literature as good as it gets."
The Vancouver Sun
"The best book of fiction on hockey."
The Edmonton Journal
"Superb—far better than many Governor General's Award-winning novels since."
The Toronto Star
“Combining entries from her grandfather’s diary with other reports and sources from the MacAlpine expedition, Karram’s book tells a tale of misadventure and recovery that is worth reading.”