“Some Great Thing”.- Lawrence Hill
Author of the #1 Bestseller “The Book of Negroes”.
Winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book.
The comic and insighful debut novel about life in the journalism trenches…..
Mahatma Grafton is a disillusioned university graduate burdened with a famous name and suffering from the curse of his generation ————————————————-
A TOTAL LACK OF INTEREST IN THE STATE OF THE WORLD.
The son of a retired railway porter from Winnepeg, he returns home for a job as a reporter with The Winnepeg Herald.
Soon Mahatma is unexpectedly drawn into the inflammatory issue of French-language rights in Manitoba, with all its racial side-channels, he is surprised to find that he has a social conscience. Combating his boss’s flair for weaving hysteria into his stories, Mahatma learns that to stay afloat he must remain true to himself.
Populated with colourful characters —————–including an un likely welfare crusader, a burnt-out fellow reporter, a French-language-rights activist, and a visiting journalist from Cameroon——————Some Great Thing is a fascinating portrait of a major urban newspaper and a deeply perceptive story of one man’s coming of age.
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH! someone’s goin’ to get a reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllll hurtin’
DAMN YOU—————————- HILL!!!!!!!
YOU’RE GOING DOWN!!!!
What is Canada Reads?
Started in 2001, Canada Reads is CBC’s annual battle of the books, where five Canadian personalities select the book they think Canadians should read. Each personality selects a book to defend and the books are eliminated one by one until a winner is declared. The debates air on CBC Radio One. Jian Ghomeshi has hosted Canada Reads since 2008.
In 2011, the contenders were:
The Best Laid Plans is the Canada Reads 2011 champion!
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!….I didn’t read it……………busy………………it’s a long story:(((