Jun 26, 12
Read from June 25 to 26, 2012
I really loved it.
It's a funny Canadian novel, which is always nice, because the first thing I think of when I think of Can-lit is that it's depressing. Obviously, not always (a lot of it is genuinely hilarious), but it's still the first association I make, for better or for worse.
I just fee like the book gets Ottawa so right, and yes, it's idealistic and optimistic, but that's why it's fiction. It's a hopeful tale about a politician doing the right thing, and not serving his own interests. It's just, it's such an enjoyable read.
Really, it's just charming. It's hilarious, and sweet, and the characters are relatable, even if, as I said, the situation is a bit idealized. But it's also something you could see happening in an absurd turn of events. I like a bit of absurdity in my plots. Honestly, loved the entire thing, from beginning to end.