First Line Friday – 6 September 2019

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First Line Friday is a bookish meme hosted by Hoarding Books where you post the first line of a book. This week I want to talk about one of my favourite books, The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis.

Terry Fallis is one of my favourite authors, and The Best Laid Plans is the book that got me hooked on him. A few years ago, I was talking to my dad, and he said that he was watching a mini-series on the CBC based on The Best Laid Plans. He seemed to really enjoy it, and when I saw The Best Laid Plans at the used bookstore, I had to pick it up. The book was laugh-out-loud funny, and it quickly became one of my favourites.

The First Line(s)

img_7245“I am Daniel Addison. When I escaped Ottawa the first time, I was head speech writer for the Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition. But after five years in the crucible of Parliament Hill, my public-service calling was battered beyond recognition. Naïve, innocent, and excited when I arrived, I was embittered, exhausted, and ineffably sad when I left.”

Goodreads Description

A burnt-out political aide quits just before an election — but is forced to run a hopeless campaign on the way out. He makes a deal with a crusty old Scot, Angus McLintock — an engineering professor who will do anything, anything, to avoid teaching English to engineers — to let his name stand in the election. No need to campaign, certain to lose – or is he?”

Have you read this book? Is it on your TBR? Let me know in the comments! And if you’re interested in joining in on the First Line Friday fun, check out Hoarding Books for all of the details and to add your blog to the list!  




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