‘The Best Laid Plans’ by Terry Fallis

The Best Laid PlansstarstarstarstarVery funny and very Canadian! Brisk and highly readable, this political satire won the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour in 2008 and Canada Reads in 2011. This post is timely because a CBC TV series based on it, with the same name, is airing in just a few days! Now I almost wish I hadn’t cancelled my cable! đŸ˜¦

The Best Laid Plans, CBC TV mini-series

Behind the Scenes – The Best Laid Plans

Angus McLintock is the most unlikely politician to hit Parliament Hill! This quote from the book describes his larger than life character: “you cannot be bought, you have no desire for re-election, you have no interest in higher office, you don’t care what people think of you, you actually do what you say.” How refreshing is that!

Angus, a big burly Scottish engineering professor will do just about anything to escape teaching English to Engineers – even running for political office. Still mourning the death of his wife, he agrees to embark on an unlikely political campaign which should have been doomed to failure. Throw in a little love story, a monstrous hovercraft, some drams of good single malt, and a few games of chess and you end up with a novel that has a little bit for everyone. And if you want to carry on with Angus, there is a sequel called The High Road which came out in 2010.

4 responses to “‘The Best Laid Plans’ by Terry Fallis

  1. I loved this book and I think it launched ‘best laid plans’ as a popular saying in Canada in the past few years. Glad to see it’s going to be on TV… can’t wait to watch it.

  2. Best Laid Plans Series Premiere this Sunday at 9pm. Series continues Mondays at 9. Conflict for me, Downtown Abbey season 4 premiers same time. Thankfully we have PVR.

  3. Maoliosa Denye

    Hi Joanne greetings from the Philippines. Tried to buy this on my kindle and couldn’t get it đŸ˜¦

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