Feb 182011

I recently finished reading The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis. It is definitely not my usual type of book, but I did thoroughly enjoy, much to my surprise. It is the One Book, One Community selection for 2010 for the Waterloo region, so I thought I would give it a try.

The book is about Canadian politics, and centres around an ex-speechwriter who is trying to leave politics and a university professor who agrees to be the Liberal candidate in a no-hope-to-win riding. It is very funny to read; I found myself laughing out loud at times.

I have no interest and little knowledge about politics, but this story was definitely compelling, and captured my attention. I couldn’t put it down until I was finished.

I have found out that there is a sequel coming out in Sept, and can’t wait to read it. I don’t actually need to wait, since the author is releasing one chapter a month on his website as a podcast. But I couldn’t stand the suspense of waiting for the next chapter each week, so I will probably wait until the book comes out so I can devour it all at once.

This is definitely a must-read for all Canadians, where you care about politics or not. The book is about so much more than just politics, it has wide appeal.

Rating: 5/5
Source: Local library

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