05 Nov Best Laid Plans: Winner of 2011 Canada Reads…Now a TV Show
I might find the novel, The Best Laid Plans, a little tedious at times, but apparently the powers that be at CBC find it fabulous. They’ve created a television series based upon the book. This from a CBC press release:
Based on author Terry Fallis’ award-winning novel of the same name and 2011 Canada Reads winner, THE BEST LAID PLANS, is a humorous and satirical journey into the world of national politics and backroom maneuvering of Canadian government.
Parliament is a secret and esoteric world with its own culture, customs and language. THE BEST LAID PLANS is a rollicking journey into this cosseted world. Our guide is the earnest, hopeful, English PhD, Daniel Addison, head speech writer for the Leader of the Opposition. When Daniel catches his girlfriend and her boss in flagrante delicto he decides to return to academe as assistant professor of English at the University of Ottawa. But you don’t just walk away from the Opposition Party — freedom has a price and in this case it’s finding a candidate in a riding 50 kilometers away and managing the campaign in the next election, scheduled in approximately eight weeks. The catch: the riding in question has voted solidly for the Government Party since Confederation and the incumbent is Eric Cameron, the extremely popular finance minister whose plurality in the last election was over 90%.
Wowee! I am very happy for Terry Fallis. He looks like such a nice guy and he really is a very good writer…I just don’t find the intimate details of Canadian politics that…enticing.
Tomorrow eve is our LOL meeting chez Vikki to discuss this book. I’m so looking forward to the fun and friendship–and to finding out what the other Ladies on Literature think about this Canadian hit.