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    When I picked up a copy of this book, I had just joined a book club in my community. I wanted to meet new people, hopefully those around my age, and finally absorb different reading material. I met some new people, even though older than I. But this book was definitely outside my familiarity of reading material. Did I enjoy it? It was ok. I have a dislike of comedy, but this variation was ok. I agree that the writer was creative with his spin on a what if a regular guy entered politics. It made me laugh at times. I'm stuck on the believeabilityness of the book. Yes, this is a work of fiction, so it cannot be true real life. But as a reader, I just could not relate to these characters. I could never see myself wanting to live in Mr Fallis' fantasy world. His world felt too-made up. I guess that makes me the exception, since this was the award winner for 2011 Canada Reads. But it does not surprise me that it won that particular contest. It is a book on someone's what if on Canadian politics, feeding the general public's question of what if a regular guy goes into politics and succeeds? It gives most Canadians a good feeling that they are not alone in that thought. This book appeals to such a large audience. In the end, I don't think I would read another of Terry Fallis' books. Sorry, just not for me.
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    A truly delightful and insightful satire of Canadian politics. It kept me smiling and laughing and asking "where is Angus McClintock when we need him". I've recommended it to many others.
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    Great Read

    I loved this book - it was really funny - just a great read!
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    This is a book with a very funny, if improbable, story line. As if the plot of an non-election campaign that backfires isn't funny enough, it's the view and insight in Canadian National politics that gives the novel a familiarity that Canadians can relate to while adding to its' hilarity. A great read and a deserving winner of Canada Reads.
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    The best laid plans

    A bit too much convenient happenstance and a stretch of facts i.e. spoiled ballots being reported, which unfortunately they are not, but funny and intriguing. Bretty biased as to political leaning, but does not try to slip it in.
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