Whoa, it was trippy reading a book about a Canadian federal election at the same time as one was actually happening! What a crazily accurate reflection on all-too-current events.
A member of one of my book clubs selected the book The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis, and I’ll admit I wasn’t too keen on the idea of this book. I’m not a fan of politics in general, so reading about them in my spare time didn’t appeal to me. But, I know this member of our book club to be a hugely avid reader so I wanted to give it a chance. Besides that, it’s not too often I read a book written by a Canadian author featuring Canadian places and situations. Plus, the cover!
This book was hilarious! Terry Fallis somehow managed to make this book incredibly engaging but also hugely informative, and because of that I was hooked! Not only did I learn a few extra things about our political system, but I also learned more than I ever wanted to know about hovercrafts! I simply loved the prose in this book; the humour was sharp and witty but not over-the-top and made getting to know these unique and lovable characters extremely entertaining. Plus it was a fast and easy read to boot.
As for my reading challenge, I think I’ll categorize this one as a “book recommended by someone with great taste” because my coworker has obviously read enough books to know a good one when she finds it. I actually think almost anyone will enjoy this book, even my fantasy-genre-loving husband.
I give this book an A+ for all things literary and enjoyable. Now go read it!