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The Paper Kindle Club’s Best Laid Plans

By Jared Davidson on September 4, 2012



After a foray into the ever-serious world of non-fiction with Eric Enno Tamm’s The Horse the Leaps Through Clouds, the Paper Kindle Club is easing back into autumn with something a little more humourous. Our next meeting is set for the 28th of October, a plan which we hope shan’t gang agley!

The Paper Kindle Club is a laid-back sort of book club hosted in partnership with Collected Works. Every couple of months, we sit down to discuss a book with an Ottawa connection. And (get this) you don’t have to read the book to attend! Whether or not you’re familiar with the material, we welcome your comments and questions as we dig deep into every delicious piece of literature.

Next month, we’re reading The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis, a satirical take on Ottawa’s political world. The book follows a jaded Liberal aide who is forced to run one final election before he leaves politics behind him. And to everyone’s surprise (including his own) his candidate wins. Hilarity inevitably ensues.

Initially ignored by the publishing industry, the book was released as a podcast, read by the author himself. From podcast to pages, the book went on to win the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour and was chosen by last year’s Canada Reads. By all accounts the book is hilarious and biting, a masterpiece of Canadian humour.

So, pick up the book, listen to the podcast, or simply attend our Paper Kindle Club at Collected Works, October 28th at 3pm. Register via Eventbrite to reserve your spot!



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