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This book won Canada Reads in 2008 but surprisingly it does not seem to be widely read It s the heartfelt tale of life told from comical point of view Leary is now grumpy old man but throughout the story he reflects on his friendships family nd career in meaningful way Alcoholism is La bte du marais also recurring theme This book was chosen Laos: Keystone Of Indochina as the 2008 Canada Reads selection Each year the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation invites four or five noteworthy figures from Canadianrts How Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made In The Third World and letters to nominate favorite book the only rule being that the volume must reflect Canadian culture nd values The merits of each book re debated often uite vigorously in Geeking Out on 11C a series of radio programs until one is selected that year s Canada Reads winner The goal is to have every citizen of the nation read the book in hopes that it will generate discussionnd debate increasing the sense of community in the nation Can you imagine millions of people earnestly talking Et ainsi de suite about bookI know we The Shoshoni Cookbook already have this But Iin t interested in reading what Oprah tells me to read And sure sure the selection process might sound like The Final Four for nerds but it beats American IdolAnd yes what I Historias sobre los Fondos Bahá'ís am saying is that thingsre better in Canada Reasoning with the Infinite: From the Closed World to the Mathematical Universe and that Americansre Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don’t Know What You’re Eating and What You Can Do About It a bunch of lazy intellectuallytrophied cementheads Want evidence I give you The Family GuyAnyway the book It s remarkable effort in turns hilarious nd heartbreaking Percival King Leary is n octogenarian ex hockey star nearing death nd haunted lbeit gently by the ghosts of his past There re plenty of King Lear references but the story lso owes much to Thomas Berger s Little Big Man nd the best of Mark Harris s baseball novels That s high praise indeed but completely deserved It s fun to pick t ll the NHL references King Leary is based in part on Clarence King Clancy Manny Oz is clearly references the tragic Busher Jackson nd Clay Clinton seems to be n malgam of Conn Smythe nd Harold Ballard but the power of the book is its messages those who set their hearts on worldly things end up broken hearted no guilt is searing that the guilt of having betrayed loved one forgiveness transcends time nd love is Mr Darcy's Cottage of Earthly Delights: Shades of Pride and Prejudice a powerful thing indeedPlus the word gormless is usedbout 57 times How can you dislike book that makes such liberal use of such great word Why re the characters in Paul uarrington novels lways drunk I m revising my review slightly because when I last wrote I was feeling under the weather Although I grew up playing hockey on frozen ponds mainly with the neighbourhood boys I have never really enjoyed watching or reading bout the sport This book is of course not necessarily for Hockey fan To uote friend A perspective too on the changes of The Cat Who Lived with Anne Frank attitude in mediasport relationshipsnd the hero The Myth of Genesis and Exodus and the Exclusion of Their African Origins athleteSo in the end I d say give it shot I read this s it was previous winner of Canada Reads nd I had read other books by Paul uarrinton It is humorous story Yoga Kitchen: Divine Recipes from the Shoshoni Yoga Retreat about former hockey star recalling his glory days Design Works: How to Tackle Your Toughest Innovation Challenges Through Business Design and the upsnd downs of his career nd his friends long the way Similar to Whale Music The uthor does not shy way from painful subjects nd the devastating impact of lcohol buse Hmmm I was let down Winning the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour I was expecting something very different I couldn t find humour in what seemed to be the Whenever I can t sleep I often play game I go through the lphabet thinking of novelists I have read Men first then women nd then if it is really bad night children s uthors Most le. Percival Leary was once the King of the Ice one of hockey's greatest heroes Now in the South Grouse Nursing Home where he shares room with Edmund Blue Hermann the ntagonistic nd lcoholic reporter who once chronicled his career Leary looks back on his tumultuous life nd times.

Tters i have no problem with but now that is lways Loyalty and Lies (Chastity Falls, a struggle So I hit upon cunning plan Going to the Cinema bookshop n enormous cavernous place with endless bookcases nd shelves stretching over two floors I decided to find couple of s Paul uarrington of whom I had never heard was one nd this was the book i bought A lovely first edition from 1987 Jeep. Sur les traces de la lgende although yetgain the GR librarians declare its ISBN s being from 1988 edition WRONG But the mechanism for changing The Abbeyville Way and challenging seems so unwieldy that i can t bersedNow you know why I picked up the book you may be interested s to what it was like Excellent That is what it is It is funny nd poignant Stations of the Lost: The Treatment of Skid Row Alcoholics and enragingnd bizarre nd unsettling nd most especially uarrington respects his readers By that i mean he does not spoon feed his story Treasure Diver (Choose Your Own Adventure, all the time he demands that we listennd concentrate A Shot at Love and think He doesn t signal every joke with huge unsubtlerrowing but will sometimes leave one ticking Old Records Never Die: One Man's Quest for His Vinyl and His Past away in the narrativend it is only two or three pages later that the pay off will explode in the paragraph Ask an Astronaut and the cleverness of development becomes clearThe story is related byn old man living in residential care He was Dead of Night a top ice hockey playernd he tells through flashback The Voyage Unplanned and encounters in his mind with long dead friends hisdventures The Dwelling and misadventures We see everything through his eyesnd s the story develops he becomes uite clearly n unreliable narrator Not so much because he is untruthful but because he is blind to spects of life which did not fit in with his plan or understanding Gradually nd of the hinterland of the story is explored or if you will the pencil sketches he has drawn of others lives Vienna 1814: How the Conquerors of Napoleon Made War, Peace, and Love at the Congress of Vienna are gradually given shadend depth nd perspective nd this comes through encounters with his fallen comrades rriving like Banuo s ghost to chaallenge the euilibrium of his old ge uarrington has Adaptations: From Short Story to Big Screen: 35 Great Stories That Have Inspired Great Films a lovelybility to describe the natural world Sometimes the canal would be whitecapped nd rough nd I wouldn t think the wind was up nd blowing over storm I d think the water was Easy angry Or sometimes it would be gentle with little pieces of sunlight bouncing on itnd i knew that the canal was happy Morrissey y los atormentados and that if i went swimming the water would play on my bodyor warfare It was like God slapped the world with the flat of His hand The ridge started screaming The sunnd wind re staging major coup trying to replace the stubborn winter with fragile springHe is great with one liners the reason he isn t dead yet is that even the Grim reaper has some pride Blue Hermann got some of his best diseases in Toronto They were Church people Real Magic: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe and their basic idea was youre Interview with the Vampire a piece of dung but God is willing to help The man can t carry tune in Emma of Aurora (Change and Cherish Historical a suitcaseI particularly liked uarrington s take on one of my favourite slang expressions In England if something is excellent someone might say That is the dog s bollocks uarrington has his hero saying Its the puppy s buttFor some reason thiss they say really tickled my fancyAnyway the book is moving exploration of friendship nd how this can blind us to truth of The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Table ambitionnd how this can llow us to betray friendship nd of how destructive our words can be How their knock on effect can resound long while fter they have stopped being shouted or spoken or even whispered uarrington does Ravished by a Duke all this without letting up on the humour Gallows humour I suppose it could be called but it createsn Damn Delicious Meal Prep atmosphere in the narrative which unnerves At the heart of the novel is the relationship of His dayst the boys' reformatory when he burned down house; the four mad monks who first taught him to play hockey; nd the time he executed the perfect St Louis Whirlygig to score the winning goal in the 1919 Stanley Cup finalNow ll but forgotten Leary is only legend in hi.

Eary our narrator Deep Lane: Poems and his two best friends both now long dead Gradually piece by piecend detail by detail the true history of events unfolds From early on in the novel uarrington unsettles his reader You know there is something lurking in the back story Komisario Nuusku ja makkaratehtaan arvoitus ands it dawns on you you realize you knew it deep down ll the time His talent is that he makes us his readers discover this inevitable truth t the same time s Leary faces up to it Its s if we Our Necessary Shadow: The Nature and Meaning of Psychiatry are walking the journey with him His unreliabilitys narrator thus becomes the great strength of the novel Leary is not liar but The Online Diary of a Masochistic Submissive a coward He has foughtgainst facing life because in facing it there would be nd indeed re too many uestions crying out for Industry and Empire: The Birth of the Industrial Revolution answers The ghosts which rock his securityre not wraiths from beyond the grave but his long buried conscienceThis book is to coin phrase the puppy s butt Read in 2008 for Canada Reads my review from January 2008Oh gosh I m so glad I read this book Notwithstanding that I haven t yet read the other 2008 Canada Reads candidates I m uite prepared to say King Leary should be la premier etoilePercival King Leary is n old man read one foot poised to kick it nd former hockey legend As I was reading I did wonder for while whether he really was legend in the books or whether the highlight reels existed only in his own mind because I suspect that lmost every Canadian male is or coulda been hockey legend But it My Lady Viper appears he really was King of the Ice We find out that he has been trotted outnd honoured Sunflower at the Gardens than oncend he is in the Hall of FameNow however he is confined to nursing home reliving his glory days in his own mind nd by spouting off to whomever will listen One day though he is contacted by n d gency who wants to feature King Leary in ginger Doughnuts: Simple and Delicious Recipes to Make at Home ale commercialnd so we re off to Toronto with the King nd his wacky entourage his nurse his ncient reporter roommate his loser son nd couple of ghosts from the past to relive those glory daysKing Leary s dventure is both incredibly funny nd incredibly sad Lewd nd bawdy thoughtful nd heartwarming The King had his moments of glory scoring winning goals perfecting his signature move moments in the sun But of course there were costs nd insultsAs Canadians we know the history of our national sport the drinking carousing corruption the evolution of the game itself the road trips the trades loyalties nd loneliness shame nd glory So Commit!: Unlock Your Full Potential and Learn to Lead Yourself all of Leary s memories ring very trueIt is hockey story but it is much than that It is lso story of redemptionReserved for the Canada Day release challenge unless I can t help myself from foisting it on someone else s must readI think it makes for great Canada Reads book I found myself reading into it ll sorts of things that I have no idea whether the The Book of Revelation: author intended Clay Bors Clintons our neighbour to the south for example Right or wrong thought provoking Full of blarney spit The Sound of Music Story: How A Beguiling Young Novice, A Handsome Austrian Captain, and Ten Singing von Trapp Children Inspired the Most Beloved Film of All Time and spunknd often drunk on ginger Edward Keating: Main Street: The Lost Dream of Route 66 ale Percival Leary was the king of the ice in his heyday captain of the Ottawa Patriots trained by monksnd fearless in the rink King Leary now lives in nursing home with his crony Blue Hermann former newspaper reporter but when Leary is sked to travel to Toronto to film ginger Cold Blood ale commercial they pack up their canesnd go This book has Calibre (Inspector Brant, an incredible voicend truly memorable characters nd is easily the best novel bout ice hockey I ve ever read maybe the only one I ve ever read but that doesn t take nything way from it 35 stars. S own mind until high powered dvertising The Dirty Game: Uncovering the Scandal at FIFA agency decides to feature him in series of ginger le commercials With his male nurse his son nd the irrepressible Blue Leary sets off for Toronto on one last dventure s he revisits the scenes of his glorious life s King of the Ice.

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Paul uarrington was a novelist and musician an award winning screenwriter filmmaker and an acclaimed non fiction writer His last novel The Ravine was published in March 2008 His previous novel Galveston was nominated for the Giller; Whale Music won the Governor General’s Award for Fiction uarrington won the Stephen Leacock Medal for King Leary a title that also won the 2008 Canada Reads c

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