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The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis
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Aug 27, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: canadian-literature, book-club
Read 2 times. Last read February 23, 2011.

The biggest question for any Canadian upon finishing this book is whether it really deserved to win Canada Reads 2011. Is it an impecably written piece of art? Nope. Is the average Canadian drawn to the novel right off the bat? Probably not. I certainly wasn't.

Did it deserve to win and should Canadians therefore read it? You betcha!

When I approach a book about politics, I immidiately assume it is likely to be dry. Thankfully, Fallis is pretty funny and thus the reader is easily able to enter this possibly foreign world. The humour itself also lends itself to easing some of the unblievable parts of the story.

Fallis wrote a light and entertaining novel that gets readers engaged in Canadian politics. That is the coolest thing about this book and the best argument for it winning Canada Reads.

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